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Gluten Free Apple Crisp

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

gluten free apple crisp with ice cream on a spoon

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!

apple crisp in a white bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

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.

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. 

cut up apples mixed with cinnamon, brown sugar, lemon juice, salt, and cornstarch

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. 

apple crisp in a pie dish

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. 

wooden spoon with a scoop of gluten free apple crisp

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

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

gluten free apple crisp up close image of a bite

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!

apple crisp in the pie pan

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! 

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apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

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apple crisp with a spoon in the bowl

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Yield: 10 servings

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

wooden spoon with apple crisp

This gluten free dairy free apple crisp recipe with oat topping is the perfect fall dessert!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


For the Apple Crisp Filling

  • 6 cups granny smith apple chunks
  • 5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ⅓ 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


  1. Cut up granny smith apples, measure 6 cups worth of chunks, and place in a large bowl
  2. Add the lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch for the filling and stir to combine
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, oat flour, oats, and salt
  4. Melt butter and coconut oil until liquid, then add to the remaining crisp ingredients
  5. Use a rubber spatula to mix until the crisp topping resembled wet sand
  6. Pour the apple filling into a small baking dish or pie pan, then spread the crisp topping evenly over the apples
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes, or until crisp is browned and apples are bubbly
  8. Serve with your favorite ice cream and enjoy!


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

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 2g

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Thursday 26th of November 2020

Wow! This was incredible. I decided to make it last minute for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit.

Joy Shull

Thursday 26th of November 2020

so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!


Monday 14th of October 2019

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!

Stephanie Kubala

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

@Joy Shull, can I use almond flour instead of oat flour?

Joy Shull

Monday 14th of October 2019

So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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