Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Recipe

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Total time: 50 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 8 apples, cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp water



  1. Preheat an oven to 180°C (350°F). Also, lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. Add the chopped apples to a pot with the cinnamon, lemon, and the water.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and gluten-free flour by using your fingertips.
  5. Work the mixture until it resembles large breadcrumbs. Lastly, gently rub in the cornflakes.
  6. Transfer the tender apple into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Top the apple with the crumble mix and place it into the preheated oven.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  9. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • While corn doesn’t contain any gluten, some brands of cornflakes do. If it’s not labeled as gluten-free, then it’s likely not. With that said, always double-check the ingredients 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 half a cup of sugar.
  • You can also swap 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.
  • You're able to use any type of apple in this apple crisp recipe. Still, as I mentioned above, if you want the best results, it's best to stick to something like Jonagold, or granny smith.

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