apple crisp with ice cream and caramel in a baking dish with small bowl of caramel and apple crisp slice on a plate

A simple, cozy dessert that screams Fall! This gluten free apple crisp is a must make!

This apple crisp has the most delicious crumbly almond and oat cinnamon topping, and juicy cinnamon apples at the base. Add some vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce and you’re in heaven!

apple crisp with ice cream and caramel on a plate with a spoon

You would be shocked at how easy this fall treat is to make! It’s essentially a one bowl recipe, and takes about 15 minutes to put together. Plus, it uses some pantry staples, so you may already have everything on hand!

Do I need to peel my apples?

While it isn’t essential, I definitely prefer the texture of the apples when they are peeled. So it’s highly recommended!

Can I sub anything for the almond flour or oats?

I have not tested any subs for the crumble topping. I recommend keeping it as is for the best texture and taste! However, you can always experiment! Let me know if you do!

apple crisp with ice cream and caramel on a plate with a spoon

The first time I made this, it was a perfect early Fall day. I enjoyed a slice outside with some dairy free vanilla ice cream and some of my vegan caramel sauce- it was absolute perfection!

This dessert reheats well and holds up in the fridge, so no leftovers will go to waste!

I truly cannot get enough of this apple crisp. The crunchy cinnamon topping with the soft, perfectly sweet apples is just to die for. It’s gluten free and refined sugar free- though you would honestly never know!

This dessert is the best comfort food. It’s perfect for weekend gatherings or a cozy night in at home. I am so excited for you guys to try this one!

Enjoy! xo

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Easy Gluten Free Apple Crispy

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert


The best and easiest gluten free apple crisp with an almond flour and oat cinnamon crumb topping! 



For the filling:

  • 4 cups Gala apples, peeled and thinly sliced (about 4 apples)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

For the topping:

  • 1 cup fine almond flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp cold butter, cut into small cubes

For serving:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the apple slices with all of the other filling ingredients until well combined. Pour mixture into a 9″ pie dish and spread out evenly (use a spatula to get all of the mixture out of the bowl). 
  3. In the same bowl you mixed the apples in, mix together the almond flour, oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add the maple syrup and cold cubed butter, then use clean hands to mix the butter into the mixture until everything is evenly incorporated.
  4. Spread the crumble topping on top of the apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until apples are bubble and topping is slightly browned (but not burnt). Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce (optional) and enjoy! 

Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegetarian


Sep 23, 2020

Easy Gluten Free Apple Crisp

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  1. Ileana says:

    Can you substitute arrowroot starch for ??

  2. Lisa says:

    This recipe looks good but, how are oats gluten free? Any substitute for the oats that you recommend? Thank you

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Hi Lisa! There are a ton of gluten free oats out there! You just have to check the label to see if they are certified gluten free, meaning there is no cross contamination. Oats are naturally gluten free but some factories cannot guarantee no cross contamination.

  3. Steph says:

    Can you sub regular flour for almond flour?

  4. Annabel says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you think it would be okay to leave out the butter so that it’s dairy free? Thank you so much!

  5. Gabby says:

    So good!!! I made this for my roommates and it tasted amazing and was so easy!! You would never know it was a healthier version, already can’t wait to have it again!

  6. Brandi says:

    This alone is delicious but paired with the caramel sauce, it’s to die for amazing!!!

  7. Arianna says:

    Hi Mia!! I absolutely loved this recipe and the cinnamon bread too! It was a hit for thanksgiving!

  8. Jessie says:

    This was so good! The directions confused us a bit. When you said to mix it in the same bowl we didnt realize that that was the top and they should stay separate. Its just as good mixed in but confused us

  9. Savannah says:

    THIS IS SO SO GOOD! i love this crisp so much! very delicious! i used about half the sugar it called for and added a 1/4 cup more oats. it was perfect! my non gluten free family loved it 🙂

  10. Gabriella Iacobone says:

    I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone was blown away! Hard to tell it’s gluten and refined sugar free. Thank you so much!

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