Gluten free apple crisp is the perfect weeknight dessert during this season! It’s easier to make than pie but just as delicious. Made without flour and loaded with apples and spices this is going to become your go-to apple crumble recipe.
Crisps, crumbles, and pies are the best way to use fruit that’s in season, I’ve always been a huge fan of pies however they are definitely not an easy recipe or at least a recipe that you would make on a weeknight.
So what do you do when you find yourself with little time and a box of apples from the orchard? You make an apple crisp! Or better, you make a gluten free apple crisp so everyone can enjoy it.
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How to make a gluten free apple crisp
If you are new to this whole world of gluten free baking, then you are probably a bit nervous. How are you supposed to make a flourless apple crisp after all?
Well, the secret to making a perfect gluten free apple crisp is using oats. A combination of oat flour and oats makes for a perfect gluten-free crumble.
Then we mix the oat flour with the oats, add some spices, a bit of brown sugar and some butter and your crispy topping is ready to bake.
For the filling, we mix some sliced apples with a bit of cornstarch, spices and a good squeeze of lemon juice. You can also add a drizzle of caramel if you are feeling like it.
Then it’s just a matter of placing the apples in the casserole dish, topping it with the crisp and baking everything for around 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
How to serve apple crisp?
The best way to eat it is straight out of the oven when it’s still super hot and with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
This gluten free apple crisp is also delicious served warm with a good dollop of whipped cream and some chopped nuts.
And you can also make single-serving apple crisps by baking it in small ramekin bowls.
Whichever option you pick trust me when I say this is going to become a staple recipe in your household.
More fresh apple recipes:
- roasted stuffed apples with cinnamon meringue
- pumpkin apple breakfast smoothie
- mini apple pie rosettes
- tuna and apple slaw
Gluten Free Apple Crisp
For the filling:
- 1 ½ Pounds apples sliced
- ¼ Cup apple cider
- ¼ Cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp butter melted
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- ¼ Tsp ground ginger
- ¼ Tsp ground nutmeg
- 3 Tbsp oat flour
- 4 Tbsp caramel
For the topping:
- ½ Cup oat flour
- ½ Cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ Cup brown sugar
- 1 Tsp cinnamon
- ½ Cup butter cold and cubed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl toss the apples with the rest of the filling ingredients and set aside while preparing the topping.
- In another bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add cold butter and mix it in quickly until it resembles coarse sand.
- Pour the filling into a casserole, top with the topping crumbs and take to the oven. Bake for around 40 minutes. Cover with foil and continue baking for 20 more minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the topping is golden brown.