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.
Some of my favorites in this book include the black bean brownies, the peanut butter bars (grain-free!) and the dark chocolate truffles. Check out the other recipes in the table of contents!
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
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. brown sugar OR sucanat OR palm sugar
- 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. rice flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/3-1/2 c. butter
- optional: ground cloves*
- optional: 1⁄2 c. apple juice OR cider OR 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.
You can buy Smart Sweets here!
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!
If the liquid is optional, what is the difference in the end product if you add it vs. leaving it out?
Hi there, how much ground cloves would we add to this recipe if we wanted to include them?
Just a pinch or to taste!
I made this and it turned out great! I used coconut flour instead of rice flour, and apple juice for the liquid. We’ll definitely save this as a go-to GF dessert(: