Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Sweet, crisp apples are the star of this gluten-free apple crisp made with gluten-free oats. A crunchy, spiced crisp topping over cinnamon baked apples for a sweet dessert that's on the table in under 45 minutes. It's absolutely divine when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's so easy to make dairy-free and vegan, too!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 263 kcal


For the Filling:

  • 5 cups honeycrisp apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 5-6 apples total)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend or oat flour (see notes below)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free certified oats
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour blend or oat flour (see notes below)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter melted (or dairy-free butter)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. Place the sliced apples in an 8×8 inch baking dish.

  3. n a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, gluten-free flour blend, ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Whisk to combine.

  4. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples. Do not stir the apples. Pour the lemon juice and water evenly over the apples. It is okay if there are still some dry spots.

  5. In a bowl, mix together gluten-free certified oats, gluten-free flour blend, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and melted butter. 

  6. Crumble the oat topping over the apple mixture.

  7.  Bake the apple crisp at 350F for about 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

  8. Serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Store leftovers in the refrigerator covered with aluminum foil.

Recipe Notes

**You can make oat flour by blending gluten-free certified oats (preferably purity protocol oats) in a blender or food processor until finely ground. Measure for the recipe after blending into a flour. 

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Potassium 145mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 34g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Vitamin C 6.1%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.