This gluten-free apple crisp will please a crowd–even if the guests aren’t gluten-free! It’s an easy and delicious gluten-free apple crisp recipe! It would be the perfect alternative to apple pie on Thanksgiving or Christmas or can be enjoyed all year round!
When it comes to real food, many people may think desserts are a big no-no. But that really doesn’t have to be the case!
Over the past year, I’ve learned that simple switches–like using honey instead of sugar–can make a world of difference when making sweets.
And for those of us who need some extra help tweaking old recipes to meet our new diets, Katie of Kitchen Stewardship’s newly-released Smart Sweets eCookbook comes to the rescue!
With 30 healthier-than-normal dessert recipes, Smart Sweets will satisfy your sweet tooth without ditching your real food diet.
I was blessed to be a recipe tester AND editor of this book! I’ve read it cover-to-cover…and it’s a keeper!
And here’s what you’ve been waiting for…one of my favorite recipes from the book–a gluten-free apple crisp!
Gluten-Free Apple Crisp (THM XO)
Yield 4-8 servings
- Apples - How many apples? 2-4 pounds apples, or about 5-10 small or 3-4 large apples, any type. Fill your baking dish to at least an inch.
- 1⁄2 c. Lankanto brown sugar OR Swerve brown sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar can also work for those who don't follow THM)
- 1⁄4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1⁄4 tsp. powdered ginger
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 Tbs. lemon juice
- 3⁄4 c. gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/3 c. coconut flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/3-1/2 c. butter
- optional: ground cloves*
- optional: 1⁄2 c. water
- optional: 1⁄2 c. raisins
- optional: 1⁄2 c. chopped walnuts
- Grease an 8x8 or 9x13 baking dish. (Double the topping amounts for a 9x13.)
- Peel, core and slice apples and cover the bottom of your dish at least an inch deep.
- Combine the sweetener and spices in a medium bowl, then fold half of that mixture in with your apples in the baking dish along with all of the lemon juice. Also add optional add-ins at this time.
- Mix the oats, flour, and salt with the remaining sugar-spice mixture in the bowl.
- Cut the butter into the mixture and add in the optional liquid.
- Spread the topping over the apples.
- Bake uncovered at 350°F for 45 minutes OR 375°F for 30 minutes or until the apples are soft.
As written, this recipe is an excellent Trim Healthy Mama Crossover (XO) meal. All ingredients are on plan, and XOs are excellent for those in maintenance mode, pregnant and nursing women, and growing children to consume on a regular basis.
Men tend to have higher metabolisms and can also eat more XOs on a regular basis without gaining weight.
XOs are not "cheat" meals. They are a healthy and nutritious part of the Trim Healthy Mama eating framework. However, for those in current weight loss mode, XOs are best eaten occasionally and not for every single meal or for every single day.
Check out all of Katie’s books here. She just came out with the second edition of her Healthy Snacks to Go eBook (my favorite eCookbook of all time), and I am also a huge fan of her The Everything Beans Book!
And if you love apple recipes, be sure to check out one of our old family favorites: Orange-Glazed Apple Dumplings!