Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

September 22, 2020

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp—the epitome of warm, sweet, rich in Fall spices, and absolutely creamy. Based with tender cooked apples + well coated in creamy coconut cream and Fall spices, this crisp comes topped with toasted gluten-free oats and is a guaranteed staple. Made in just 45 short minutes and is a great way to kick-start your day, snack in between lunch, or end the night off with a little something sweet!

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp. I love Apple Crisp. Heck, I love any crisp.

Not only are crisps super easy to make, but they are so delicious as well. This Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp is my newest must make during the Fall season. 

Although it’s such a simple concept, the flavor profile in this dish is SO amazing!

Plus, it is #AppleWeek on this week, so why not add something classic like Apple Crisp, right?

A little Apple Spice + Everything Nice!

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

What You’ll Need For This Crisp?

Apples — The absolute star of this dish; I tend to mix Gala Apples with Granny Apples for a nice ying-yang of flavor

Canned Coconut Cream or Milk – Makes things nice + creamy; If using the canned coconut milk, be sure to refrigerate overnight to make it thick

Flour or Starch – Adds thickness to the tops

Brown Sugar – Creates a beautiful caramelization and sweetness to the top layer

Vegan Butter — Allows the topping to golden best; can be substituted with coconut oil

Maple Syrup — Used as a sweetener and creates a nice creaminess to apples. Can sub with brown sugar or Agave

Fall Spices — the epitome of Fall flavor, including: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves

BENEFITS OF OATS!?

If you aren’t familiar, oats are super nutritious! They include a great source of carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.

Other great benefits:

  • They can help to lower cholesterol.
  • Improves Blood Sugar levels.
  • May help with losing weight.
  • Great alternative for skincare.
  • Helps to relieve constipation.

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

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Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

What You’ll Love Most About This Homemade Apple Crisp.

Very easy to whip together and uses minimal main ingredients.

Ready in less than 1 hour and WORTH THE WAIT.

Warm and comforting with every bite.

Loaded with delicious Fall/Winter spices.

All dairy-free, vegan, + GF.

Perfectly sliced apples that are ultra tender and soft.

Nicely crisp topping made from GF oats.

Makes for the perfect sweet treat for the entire family.

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Common FAQs for about Crisps.

HOW DO YOU STORE LEFTOVERS?

Leftover apple crisp can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days at most. Personally, I find that it’s best consumed within the same day, however, you can simply reheat your crisp in the oven once ready to serve again.

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD?

Absolutely! Simply prep all your ingredients separately: slicing the apples and tossing them in the coconut cream + spices and storing them in a separate bowl and adding the oats and spices in a separate bowl. Once ready to bake, simply add the prepped apples in your baking dish or skillet, top with oats and drizzle with vegan butter. Wallah!

HOW MANY SERVINGS CAN THIS MAKE?

Honestly, it’s really up to you. This standard recipe can be up to 4 servings, depending on how many scoops you choose to indulge in (I’m guilty of eating this stuff massively. Haha). However, to increase the servings, simply make twice as much or triple the amount of the ingredients.

CAN I REMIX THIS CRISP WITH OTHER FLAVORS?

Definitely! I’m a huge believer in making tweaks based on your tastebuds and this recipe is no different. Simply, add blueberries, apricots, or cranberries for a little pizzazz.  

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightly grease the skillet or baking dish with butter and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the coconut cream, maple syrup, and spices and toss in your sliced apples, coating them generously.

In a separate bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, oats, spices, and vegan butter and stir together until mixture looks crumbly and slightly chunky. 

Spoon the apples into the bottom of your baking dish or skillet and top with oats mixture. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until apples become bubbly and topping is golden brown.

Once fully baked, remove from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes or so. Serve warm and enjoy with a scoop of your favorite non-dairy ice cream or CocoWhip!

Bon Appetit!

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
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Ingredients

  • 6-7 cups sliced apples, Gala + Granny (That's about 4-5 medium Apples!)
  • 3 Tbsps pure maple syrup (I use The Coombs Family Farms; See Notes!)
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream or milk (I use Thai Kitchen; See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp allspice

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup 1-to-1 GF Baking Flour (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 cup GF rolled oats (I use Bob's Red Mill GF Thick Cut Rolled Oats)
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw)
  • 3-4 Tbsps vegan butter, melted (I use Earth Balance)
  • 1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly grease the skillet or baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the coconut cream, maple syrup, and spices and toss in your sliced apples, coating them generously.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, oats, spices, and vegan butter and stir together until mixture looks crumbly and slightly chunky. 
  • Spoon the apples into the bottom of your baking dish or skillet and top with oats mixture. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until apples become bubbly and topping is golden brown.
  • Once fully baked, remove from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes or so. Serve warm and enjoy with a scoop of your favorite non-dairy ice cream or CocoWhip!
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Best if served on the same day of making crisp. If made ahead of time (a few hours before serving), simply re-warm in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Leftovers should be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
  • SWEETENER: You can always use maple syrup, Vegan honey, or organic brown sugar as a substitute for Agave. For vegan honey—-Bee Free Honee, click link.
  • COCONUT CREAM: I love using canned coconut cream from Thai Kitchen, however, you can always use canned coconut milk as well and refrigerate it overnight to cream more creaminess.
  • GF FLOUR:I enjoy using a 1-to-1 Baking Flour, however, if using other GF flours such as Almond, Oat, etc. be sure to add 1 tsp of Xanthan Gum to your dry ingredients.

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