Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Enjoy a warm, sweet, and healthy treat with this gluten free apple crisp recipe. With only 15 minutes of prep time — most of which involves peeling and chopping your apples — and some time in the oven, you can enjoy essential fall flavors and aromas without the hassle of kneading and rolling pie crust.

What makes this crisp healthier than others? For starters, the main ingredient is apples (as it should be!). That lends itself to being naturally sweet, so make sure you pick fresh, crisp apples. Not sure which red apples to choose? Check out our apple guide here to choose the best type of apples for baking.

And rather than relying on cups of refined white sugar, this version gets some extra sweetness from maple syrup. Go ahead and skip the pancake syrup — which is basically liquid sugar flavored with imitation maple extract — and invest in some high-quality, authentic maple syrup. It’s not only healthier, but it also gives this apple crisp a stronger fall flavor. Note: The darker the syrup, the more robust the flavor, so you’ll likely want to choose amber or darker.

But wait, there’s more! Without any butter or flour, this vegan and gluten-free apple crisp recipe can appeal to people with a variety of dietary preferences, making it a perfect dessert for any gathering. (Just make sure your oats are certified gluten free since some oats are processed in the same facility as gluten-containing grains like wheat, barley, and rye.) Bring it to tailgates or share it at Thanksgiving — it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

When you get down into the nitty gritty nutrition facts, this recipe stacks up pretty well: one serving has 5 grams of filling fiber, which can help to fill you up more than many processed sweet snacks. And it’s relatively low in fat for a dessert, with just 8 grams per serving.

Sounds like it’s time to start peeling those apples so you can enjoy this delightful fall treat!

gluten free apple crisp
gluten free apple crisp

4 from 3 votes

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Course Dessert
Keyword apple crisp, gluten free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 219 kcal


  • 2 1/2 lbs red apples peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 + 1 tsp cinnamon divided use
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 + 3 tbsp maple syrup divided use
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Set aside a 9”x 9” baking pan.

  2. In a large bowl, combine apples and lemon juice. Then add ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, 4 tablespoons maple syrup and water. Toss to coat evenly. Transfer apples to baking pan.

  3. Gently warm remaining 3 tablespoons
    maple syrup and coconut oil, just until the coconut oil is melted. Stir with a
    spoon to mix. Then add remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, rolled oats and almond
    flour. Stir until the oats are evenly coated. Transfer the oat mixture on top
    of the apples.

  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes until apples
    are fork tender and the oats are golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Openfit Blocks

1 Fruit & Vegetable

1 ½ Fats

1 Other Carbohydrate

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Nicole McDermott


After graduating from Syracuse where Nicole studied magazine journalism and nutrition, she moved to New York City to write for the health and fitness site Greatist. She currently edits full time for Ghergich & Co. Nicole's work has appeared on TIME Healthland, Shape, USA Today, Men's Fitness, The Huffington Post, Refinery29 and Lifehacker, among others.