This gluten free apple crisp is the perfect fruity dessert. It goes amazing with some ice cream or some thickened cream. It is also amazing just by itself.
You can use just about any type of apple in this tasty gluten free dessert. I personally love using up any apples that I might have lying around. Especially the ones that are starting to look like they’re about to go off. If you’re buying some apples specifically for this dish then try getting some baking apples such as Jonagold, granny smith or even McIntosh.
A lot of other gluten free variations on this recipe use “gluten free” oats but for most people these will still cause an upset. In this recipe, I use gluten free cornflakes which from my experience seem to be a nice cost effective crunchy replacement.
If you prefer a recipe that uses almond flour and no cornflakes then there are some pretty good paleo apple crisps around.
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Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe
- 6-8 Apples, cut into chunks
- 1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. Water
- 1 cup gluten-free plain flour
- ¾ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup Gluten Free cornflakes
- 1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 1 tsp. nutmeg, ground
- Preheat an oven to 180°C/350°F. Also, lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.
- Add the chopped apples to a pot with the cinnamon, lemon, and the water.
- Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the apples are tender.
- Meanwhile in a bowl, mix together the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and gluten-free flour by using your fingertips. Mix together until it resembles large breadcrumbs. Lastly, gently rub in the cornflakes.
- Transfer the tender apple into the prepared baking dish.
- Top the apple with the crumble mix and place into the preheated oven.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
- Serve & Enjoy
- While corn doesn’t contain any gluten, some brands of corn flakes do. If it’s not labelled as gluten-free, then it’s likely not. With that said, always double check the ingredients just to be sure as I have found some brands are gluten-free even though it’s not advertised.
- You can swap the cornflakes out for some chopped nuts. Something like macadamias, almonds or even pecans would go well in the topping.
- If you love your desserts being on the sweet side, then try adding a sweetener to the apple mix. Something like maple syrup or sugar will do the trick. Personally, I wouldn’t add more than ½ a cup.
- You can also swap out the gluten free plain flour for something like almond meal. You will get a very similar topping, but it will be a bit nuttier. It just comes down to personal preference.
If you love keeping an eye on what you’re eating, then you can find all the nutritional information about this delicious apple crisp below. Keep in mind this only considers the dish itself and not any extras that you might have with it such as ice cream or cream.
If you end up with any leftovers make sure you keep them as they will reheat really well the next day. I personally love to eat the leftovers for breakfast as it makes for a delicious quick and easy meal. Just make sure you store the leftovers covered in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy this gluten free apple crisp! If you have a variation or some feedback, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.