If you love apple crisp, you are going to want to make a double batch of this gluten free apple crisp. It is full of juicy apples and brown sugar cinnamon. The oat topping adds just the right amount of crispiness.
I am so excited for apple season. You can taste the freshness difference when fall apples are ripe. Apple season usually begins mid-to late August and goes through early November.
If you love apples as much as we do, my kids wanted me to tell you that you need to also make my popular Gluten Free French Apple Cake recipe as well :-).
One of the big questions many ask when making an apple crisp is to peel or not peel the apples. There really isn't a correct way. I do not peel my apples because I like the extra fiber by keeping the apple peels on.
If you are looking for more apple recipes, check out all of my gluten free apple recipes!
Why you need to try this gluten free apple crisp:
You need to try this gluten free apple crisp recipe because it is just that good! I love a lot of the crispy topping so you will note there is more of the topping than many recipes.
Enjoy this gf apple crisp warm or cold, with vanilla ice cream, or without. It tastes incredible any way you eat it! If you are in a hurry, you can speed the process up by buying pre-sliced apples at your grocery store. You can also use canned pie apples!
If you love apples as much as we do, check out all of my best gluten free apple recipes!
- Gluten free flour blend - I tested this recipe using King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours. Note: You do not need to use a blend with xanthan gum in this gluten free apple crisp recipe.
- Gluten free rolled oats - It is critical to use certified gluten free oats if you are Celiac. Cross-contamination runs high in regular oats.
- Apples - I recommend using tart apples for this gluten free apple crisp recipe. Granny Smith, Gravenstein, and Pink Lady are my favorites.
While you are drooling over this apple crisp recipe, you should try my easy Gluten Free Apple Pie recipe too!
Step by step recipe directions:
Step 1: Slice your apples into thin slices. Put them into a large bowl.
HINT: Leave the peels on for added fiber!
Step 2: Toss the apples with the sugar and cinnamon.
Step 3: Add your apples to a greased 9x13 casserole dish.
Step 4: In a bowl, add the oats, gluten free flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to blend them together.
Step 5: Use a pastry blender to cut the cold butter into the oats mixture.
Step 6: Your butter will resemble crumbs in the oat mixture.
Step 6: Sprinkle the oat mixture over the apples.
Step 7: Bake at 350º F for 45 minutes until done.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
- Use a combination of fruit like adding peaches or blueberries.
- Add in dried fruit like raisins
- Add chopped walnuts or pecans
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
An apple crisp is made with oats where a crumble is made with a streusel topping.
The best apples for my gluten free apple crisp recipe are tart apples like Granny Smith, Fuji, and Pink Lady.
The gluten free flour in the crisp mixture will thicken your apples as they bake together.
You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by using a dairy-free or vegan butter.
You can use canned apples, but it is best not to add additional sugar to the apples if you use them.
This apple crisp will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Wrap the top of the casserole dish tightly with foil, or move the apple crisp into an air-tight container.
If you love fall baking, give my delicious creamy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cobbler recipe a try too!
More delicious gluten free apple recipes:
- Gluten Free Apple Cake
- Easy Gluten Free Apple Muffins
- Gluten Free Hatch Chile Apple Pie
- Gluten Free Apple Galette
The Best Gluten Free Apple Crisp
- 9x13 baking dish
- Preheat your oven to 350º F.
- In a large bowl, combine the gluten free flour blend, gluten free oats, brown sugar and cinnmon. Whisk to blend.
- Take your softened butter and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the oat mixture.
- Spray the baking dish with cooking spray. Add your apples to a bowl and toss with sugar and cinnamon.
- Add the chopped apples to the baking dish.
- Sprinkle the crisp topping over the apples. Spread it out so it evenly coats the apples.
- Bake 45 minutes until the apples are tender.
- Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
- I like to use tart apples like Granny Smith, Gravenstein, or Pink Lady for this recipe.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- It is critical to use certified gluten free oats if you are Celiac. Cross-contamination runs high in regular oats. Use whole rolled oats, not quick oats.
- Use vegan butter for dairy-free!
- This gluten free apple crisp will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
- Walnuts or pecans
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