Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Recipe With Oats

Updated September 13, 2022
Apple crisp dessert with oats

If you follow a gluten-free diet, there are some sweet treats that are off limits, like baked goods made with flour. But there are plenty of other gluten-free options. If you're looking for a delicious gluten-free dessert idea, apple crisp is a great option, especially when fresh apples are plentiful in the fall.

This fruit-based dessert recipe does include oats, so you'll need to be sure to make it with oats that are certified to be gluten-free. Pure oats are a gluten-free grain, but not all oat products are produced in a way that protects them against cross-contamination. When you opt for certified gluten-free oats, you can be sure they were grown, processed, and packaged using techniques to ensure that they do not come into contact with gluten.

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Recipe

Ready to enjoy some warm, delicious apple crisp? You'll need to whip up a delicious apple filling and a tasty oat-based topping.

Apple Filling Ingredients

Gather the following ingredients to put together the filling portion of the recipe.

  • 6 large apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping Ingredients

The fruity filling is delicious, but it's the topping that really sets apple crisp apart. You'll need to use the following ingredients to make the topping.

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup certified gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cups butter, melted

Step-by-Step Instructions

You'll need two mixing bowls: one for the apple filling and one for the topping. When you've prepared both components per the instructions below, you'll transfer them to an oven-safe dish for baking.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel, core, and slice the apples.
  3. Whisk together the white sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  4. Add the apples and toss to coat.
  5. Place apple mixture in a 9-inch square baking dish.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, oats, almond meal, and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon until well blended.
  7. Stir in the melted butter.
  8. Place the oats mixture on top of the apples in your baking dish, spreading them out to form a fairly even layer across the topic.
  9. Bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until the mixture is golden brown and bubbly.

You can eat this delightful dessert as-is or, if desired, top it with gluten-free ice cream, whipped topping, and/or sliced almonds.

Servings: about 9

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Nutrition

Assuming that you divide this recipe into nine servings, each portion will contain around 319 calories, 14 grams of fat, 49 grams of carbohydrate, 5.4 grams of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, and 2.8 grams of protein.

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