Dessert,  Gluten Free

Quick and Easy Apple Crisp (Gluten Free)

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This apple crisp recipe may be one of the fastest and simplest desserts on my blog. It is 5 steps and very staple ingredients that most people have in their pantry. I like to describe apple crisp as a sort of upside pie. But it takes way less time to make a crisp than a pie. There is no crust, rather a granola type topping that gives the perfect crunch to a sweet and tangy recipe.

gluten free apple crisp in a white bowl next to a gray napkin and an apple

I am not going to lie, I am not a huge pie person, and I don’t love hot fruit (pineapple on pizza, apple pie, peach cobbler etc), but I decided to make this for my roommate, because she requested it. Plus it is apple season, so you know all those apples are going to taste SO good. Let me tell you, I think I converted myself. Once I made this, it was warm, topped with melty vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle, I was like oh my gosh, this is to die for and makes me feel that Winter is on the way. I understand what the hype is about now!

gluten free apple crisp on a fork in a white bowl

I also like to make things that I don’t necessarily like to eat, because I know that everyone has different taste buds, and likes a variety of things (different strokes for different folks ;)). I also have dietary restrictions, and a lot of people don’t. So I try and cook/bake things that everyone of all ages, genders, and taste buds can eat.

Please reach out to me always, if you ever have any questions about the recipes, and I enjoy it immensely when people make my recipes, comment and rate it. Welcoming feedback is crucial to learning and growing.

A bowl of gluten free apple crisp with vanilla ice cream

Happy Fall and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Quick and Easy Apple Crisp (Gluten Free)

  • Author: Allison Olivia
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x


The perfect Fall Recipe- warm, cozy, and sweet. Apples with cinnamon covered in an oat/brown sugar topping, giving it a lovely crunch. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel for optimal taste. 



Filling for the Apple Crisp:

  • 5 medium apples peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Topping for the Apple Crisp:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup oats (gluten free)
  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend 
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Put your peeled and diced apples into a small bowl along with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Mix and set aside.
  3. Combine all topping ingredients (sugar, oats, gluten free flour, cinnamon, and cubed butter) into a medium sized bowl. Use a pastry cutter or fork and cut (mix) the butter into the flour and oat mixture until you have a wet sand like texture.
  4. Pour the apples into the greased 8×8 pan, and level out.
  5. Pour the topping onto the apples and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until apples have softened slightly and the topping is golden brown.


Use any variety of apple you like, but the more tart the better.

Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel for optimal taste 😉

Feel free to add different or more spices like even allspice or pumpkin pie spice

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-45
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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