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Gluten Free Apple Crisp

A luscious, caramely apple crisp! It's so easy to make and it's gluten-free and refined-sugar free. Perfect for all your summer dessert needs!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Healthy Treat
Keyword apple crisp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Calories 532kcal
Author Stephanie Simmons

Ingredients

  • FOR THE APPLE FILLING
  • 5 cups peeled and chopped apples I used 1 large opal and 3 small gala apples
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • FOR THE TOPPING
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 additional tbsp melted coconut oil

Instructions

  • Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside. 
  • Make the filling: In a large mixing bowl, add the chopped and peeled apples, the lemon juice, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir to combine. Set aside. 
  • Make the topping: In a medium mixing bowl, add the almond flour. Cut the butter into cubes and add to the almond flour. Cut the butter into the flour using two forks or a pastry cutter, until you have a crumbly mixture. 
    Add the coconut sugar, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir a few times to combine. Add the coconut oil and stir to combine. 
  • Assemble: Evenly spread the apple filling into the baking dish and pour the topping over the apples. Pour the 2-3 additional tablespoons melted coconut oil over the topping before baking. 
  • Bake: Bake for 32-36 minutes, or until the top is browned and the filling is bubbling and looks caramel-y. You can also stick a fork into an apple piece to make sure it's cooked - if you can pierce the apple easily, it's tender and done.
  • Serving + Storing: Serve warm with vanilla ice cream! Store leftovers in the fridge, covered, for up to 4 days. 

Notes

NOTE: You can swap equal amounts of regular sugar for the coconut sugar, and regular all-purpose flour for the almond flour if you don't want or need to make this gluten-free and refined sugar free. But I highly recommend trying it because it creates that lovely caramel sauce when you use coconut sugar!
NOTE: If you absolutely can NOT have gluten, make sure to buy certified gluten-free oats! Regular oats are gluten-free but they may be contaminated with gluten due to being processed in factories that handle wheat, etc. 

Nutrition

Calories: 532kcal