Where in the world did October go? I feel like this month has been flying by. I mean Halloween is literally right around the corner! With only so much Fall time left, I feel like I need to get a move on my Fall festivities. Michael and I are continuing with our celebration of the fall season by carving pumpkins, making our own gluten-free pumpkin beer (yay!) and of course more apple recipes. A few years back I made this apple crisp (over and over and over again). Since going gluten-free, I wanted to try a gluten-free version. My first attempt was with my Namaste gluten-free flour blend. The results were delicious! The top was more cookie like than crumbled oats; It almost tasted like a ginger bread cookie on top of the apples. My second attempt was with gluten-free oat flour as I wanted to see what the changes would be to the crisp. I really like the flavor that oat flours lends to baked goods. Personally, I buy my gluten-free oats and then ground them to make the flour in the food processor, as I find it more cost effective this way. This crisp is so delicious, no matter if you use all-purpose flour, gluten-free flour blend, or oat flour. It is definitely a keeper in my house!
5 cups apples, peeled, cored and diced (I used Swiss Gourmet apples)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tbsp gluten-free oat flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp cloves
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup gluten-free oat powder
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Place the diced apples in an 8×8 inch dish.
In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, 1/2 tablespoon of oat flour, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples. Do not stir the apples. Pour the water evenly over the apples. It is okay if there are still some dry spots.
In a bowl, mix together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and melted butter. Crumble topping over the apple mixture. Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Serve with a big scoop of ice cream!
Recipe Adapted From All Recipes