Gluten Free Apple Crisp

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This delicious fall gluten free apple crisp recipe is a must make dessert. Juicy bubbling apple crisp is topped with the perfect gluten free topping made with oats. 

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Apple crisp is a crowd pleasing dessert that not only makes your kitchen smell incredible, but makes everyone who tastes it fall in love! It’s a fall must have.

Years ago, I perfected my vegan apple crisp recipe, and I am putting a spin on that to make it gluten free.

Inspired by the filling for that recipe, and using the crisp topping from this blueberry peach crisp recipe, I was able to create the ultimate gluten free apple crisp!

Every fall I find myself making all the fresh apple recipes. Another one of our favorites is baked cinnamon apples.

There is nothing like the cozy smell of spiced apples baking in the oven to really get me in the fall mood!

apple crisp serving topped with ice cream

Ingredients to make gluten free apple crisp

  • granny smith apples
  • lemon juice
  • sugar and brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • corn starch
  • gluten free oat flour
  • gluten free oats
  • coconut oil
  • dairy free butter
ingredients needed to make gluten free apple crisp

How to make apple crisp filling

For the filling, you will need 6 cups of granny smith apple chunks. Once you have cut up the apples, place them in a bowl.

diced apples in a bowl

Next, add the lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch. 

Give it a stir to combine and let it all marinate while you make the crisp topping. 

How to make gluten free crisp topping

In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, gluten free oat flour, gluten free rolled oats, and salt.

Melt the coconut oil and vegan butter in a microwave safe bowl until they turn to liquid. 

Pour the melted butter and oil onto the whisked ingredients, then use a rubber spatula to mix it all together until it resembled wet sand. 

Use a small baking dish or pie plate for baking.

First, add the apple filling and spread out evenly.

Top with the crisp topping spread out to cover the apples in an even layer. 

Bake at 350 degrees until your gluten free apple crisp is bubbly and golden browned on top. 

wooden spoon with a scoop of gluten free apple crisp

Serve with ice cream (dairy free to keep this vegan) for the perfect bite!

apple crisp serving topped with ice cream

The baked apples topped with crunchy oat crisp are heaven in your mouth. 

This recipe easily makes 10 servings or more, but be warned that you won’t be able to stop at just one serving!

gluten free apple crisp

This is best served fresh for best texture of the topping, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for around 3 days. 

This brown sugar, warm, gooey apple crisp is absolutely irresistible! 

wooden spoon taking a scoop of apple crisp
spoonful of apple crisp with ice cream

Make your house smell like heaven every fall with this easy apple dessert!

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4.61 from 86 votes

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

By: Joy Shull
This gluten free dairy free apple crisp recipe with oat topping is the perfect fall dessert!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10


For the Apple Crisp Filling

  • 6 cups granny smith apple chunks
  • 5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

For the Gluten Free Apple Crisp Topping

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup gluten free oat flour
  • ¾ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, melted


  • Cut up the granny smith apples, measure 6 cups worth of chunks, and place in a large bowl
  • Add the lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch for the filling and stir to combine
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, oat flour, oats, and salt
  • Melt butter and coconut oil until liquid, then add to the remaining crisp ingredients
  • Use a rubber spatula to mix until the crisp topping resembled wet sand
  • Pour the apple filling into a small baking dish or pie pan, then spread the crisp topping evenly over the apples
  • Bake the gluten free apple crisp at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes, or until the crisp is golden browned and the apple filling is bubbly
  • Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream



Regular butter can be used in place of vegan butter if you are not dairy free.
Serve with dairy free ice cream to keep this recipe free from milk


Calories: 240kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 162mg, Potassium: 161mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 257IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. Thank you for this tasty recipe. My dad brought me loads of Granny Smith and my kids love them raw but with winter arriving a warm apple crisp is what the doctor orders! This was so tasty and spot on. I did peel my apples, my kids enjoy eating all the peels while I whip it together. Thank you. Making again tonight once kids asleep so I can have a massive serving to myself!

  2. Wow, just wow!! This was insanely delicious! The apple crisp was so yummy. We loved it served warm served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  3. My husband and kids love to have a homemade apple crisp for dessert. I rarely feel like making it, but still I cannot but totally agree that this easy apple dessert is fantastic. We love it with a scoop of non-dairy ice cream too. Oh, I almost forgot! Once I added dried cranberries and pecans to the topping. Turned out amazing!

      1. I have not tried it but I think it would be fine. If you have oats, you can blend them in a blender to make oat flour!