This gluten free apple crisp is easy to make from scratch. The homemade topping is made with oats which makes this a healthier option. This simple recipe is similar to the old fashioned apple crisp I grew up eating.
The apples are ripe on our trees so now is the perfect time to make gluten free apple crisp. I like to mix a couple of different types of apples so that I get some super sweet apples that cook down and some tart apples that hold their shape.
If you are using store bought apples you can do the same thing by purchasing a couple of green apples and then whatever sweet apples are available.
My preferred way of eating any type of gluten free crisp is warm with vanilla ice cream. There is truly nothing like the flavor of the apple crisp mixed with slightly melted ice cream. Yum!
I love to serve apple crisp as a dessert (and I have already a few times this summer) or eat it for breakfast with a cup of coffee. Either way you can't go wrong.
Can gluten free apple crisp be made with oats?
Yes. You will just need to make sure that the oats you are using are certified gluten free. Regular rolled oats or oatmeal is typically processed along with wheat flour and can be contaminated with gluten. There will be a seal of certification on anything that is gluten free.
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What is the difference between a crumble and a crisp?
The biggest difference is that a crisp contains oats and a crumble does not. Both a crumble and crisp are a topping that goes over a fruit mixture and is baked until bubbling and browned.
A crisp gets its name because the oats in the topping will become crispy when baked. A crumble is usually made with a flour base and will not be crispy.
Is gluten free apple crisp simple to make?
Yes! This is a very simple recipe to make. I make it frequently because it's easy to put together and to have a dessert in a hurry. You could even make it the day before you need it.
Gluten Free Apple Crisp Ingredients
- Granulated Sugar
- Arrowroot Powder
- Lemon Juice
- Ground Cinnamon
- Apple Pie Spice
- Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- Brown Sugar
- Brown Rice Flour
- Sea Salt
- Unsalted Butter
- Pecans or Walnuts
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This gluten free apple crisp is easy to make from scratch. The homemade topping is made with oats making this a healthier option. This simple recipe is similar to the old fashioned apple crisp I grew up eating.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine cored, peeled and sliced apples with sugar, arrowroot powder, lemon juice, cinnamon and apple pie spice. Stir until apples are coated. Pour this mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.
In the bowl of your mixer combine the topping ingredients: rolled oats, brown sugar, brown rice flour, sea salt, melted butter and chopped pecans. Mix until a crumble forms. Pour this crumble mixture over the apples in the 9x13 pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is browned and the apple mixture is bubbling.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Gluten Free
Keywords: apple, crisp, gluten free, dessert