Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe

delicious gluten free apple crisp with super easy, crisp topping and perfectly spiced, warm & gooey apple filling.

What’s your favorite fall dessert of all time? Gluten free apple crisp? How about moist gluten free pumpkin bread? Or perhaps you always crave a loaf of cinnamon raisin quick bread? (I mean, the scent alone is better than all the fall-inspired candles.)

One of my newly favorite fall desserts is this gluten free apple crisp. If you’ve been with me awhile, you know I know my way around a GF apple crisp. Just a few weeks ago, I shared my healthy apple crisp recipe with THE chunkiest, crispiest topping.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe

This time around, I thought I’d share a gluten free apple crisp recipe with fewer ingredients for the topping, but still with an ooey, gooey warm apple filling to satisfy all of your fall needs.

(Cue the cozy knee-high boots and chunky-knit sweaters, despite the fact that my body shape can-not and will-not accommodate a chunky knit for the life of it.)

Wanna know more about this gluten free apple crisp recipe, and perhaps, gasp!!, how to make said gluten free apple crisp? Let’s bake it! (And also just slip in how chunky knits are also your enemy—someone please. Lol.)

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How to Make Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Learning how to make gluten free apple crisp is one of the tastiest, easiest and most delicious fall activities one could engage in. Here’s how it goes:

Step 1: Fold all apple filling ingredients together in a large bowl until well mixed.

Step 2: Pour apple filling into a prepared baking pan.

Step 3: Stir together all apple crisp topping ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon over apple filling.

Step 4: Bake for about 45 minutes.

Step 5: Enjoy your new favorite gluten free apple crisp!

Is Apple Crisp Gluten Free?

You might be wondering to yourself: is apple crisp gluten free? Well, not all apple crisp recipes are gluten free. This apple crisp recipe is, in fact, gluten free. Just make sure to use certified gluten free rolled oats in the topping. If you’re sensitive to GF oats as well, read on for advice. 

Gluten Free Apple Crisp Without Oats

Looking for gluten free apple crisp without oats? No problemo! My Paleo Apple Crisp is free from oats and grain free aka grainless. That apple crisp recipe also has a wonderfully crisp topping and had been made 1,000s of times by readers around the world. 🙂 

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Recommended Tools for the Best Gluten Free Apple Crisp

  • Red 8-inch Square Porcelain Baking Pan – the beautiful baking dish you see in these photos. Hint: it’s even more beautiful in person. I love the bold red of the outside of the pan, while the interior is super easy to clean!
  • Apple Corer & Slicer – Erik’s favorite tool for prepping the apples for this crisp. He loves that it makes coring and slicing the apples super easy.
  • Coconut Sugar + Almond Flour – two of my favorite gluten free baking essentials. I love that both of these ingredients keep the recipe healthy and whole, while adding beneficial nutrients to the gluten free recipe.

Ready to get your apple crisp on? 😉 I mean, who isn’t?! Be sure to comment if you try my recipe—I truly love hearing from you! I’m so thankful that you’re here, sharing in these baking adventures with me and your loved ones. ‘Til the next one…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe


Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe: delicious gluten free apple crisp with super easy, crisp topping and perfectly spiced, warm, gooey apple filling.



Gluten Free Apple Crisp Filling

  • 3 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced (4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 tablespoons water (optional)

Gluten Free Crisp Topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with coconut oil. Here is the Red 8-inch Square Porcelain Baking Pan that I used. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add all Apple Crisp Filling ingredients: apples, coconut sugar, maple syrup, almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until apples are fully coated and sugar has mostly dissolved. If your mixture isn’t very wet, add in water—you’ll want to see 1-2 tablespoons liquid at the bottom of your mixing bowl. I used 1 ½ tablespoons water in mine.
  3. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Use the spatula to smooth apples into an even layer.
  4. Add all Crisp Topping ingredients to a small/medium bowl. Using a fork, stir and fold until clusters form. Gently spoon evenly over apples, making sure to keep clusters intact.
  5. Bake for 40-55 minutes. Mine took 47 minutes. It’s done when the topping is a deep golden brown and the juice around the filling has thickened. To test, use a spoon to carefully lift up a corner of the crisp to see the juices. If it’s still watery, bake for another 5 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for 10-15 mins. Serve warm with a scoop with dairy-free ice cream on top. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

Gluten Free Fall Recipes


Where to Buy Tools + Ingredients: Coconut Sugar + Almond Flour + Gluten Free Rolled Oats | Red 8-inch Square Porcelain Baking PanApple Corer & Slicer

Storing Instructions: Best served fresh. If storing is needed: cover with foil, or transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat before serving.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 47 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gluten free apple crisp

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  1. Hi Demeter
    Would like to try this receipe but I can’t have almond flour. What can I substitute. Perhaps oat flour but how much?
    Thank you,

    1. Hi JoAnn, I haven’t tried baking this apple crisp in a glass pan, but I have used ceramic (which conducts heat very similarly to glass) and the results were good. You can try lowering the heat to 325F and seeing how you like the results, or keeping it the same and reducing bake time for about 5 minutes or so.

  2. I love that this apple crisp is gluten free. We have family members who can’t have gluten so when I have them over I’m always at a loss what to make for dessert. Going to bookmark this recipe for those occasions!

  3. I love apples, but I never tried this for crisps. This is awesome! thank you for sharing. Will try this!!!

  4. Wow! This sure doesn’t look or taste gluten-free. So much easier to make than an apple pie. No fussy crust an a wonderful crumble on top. Yum.

  5. Such an easy and tasty sweet treat! Sending this recipe to my mom – they have a ton of apples and looking for new ideas to use them.