This gluten free, vegan, Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe is made with such nutritious ingredients you could totally eat it for breakfast, but it’s also scrumptious enough to serve for dessert.

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I think this just might be the easiest dessert I’ve ever made! After chopping the apples, it can be thrown together in less than 5 minutes. And let me tell you, this apple crisp is a real crowd-pleaser. It didn’t even last a full day in the Lee household!

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WHAT MAKES THIS HEALTHY APPLE CRISP SO SPECIAL?

  • This gluten free apple crisp recipe has a simple ingredient list. From fresh organic apples to wholesome gluten-free rolled oats- there are only eight simple ingredients required.
  • It’s so quick + easy! Throw this delicious dessert together in a time crunch and love the results.
  • A dessert that goes from its baking dish in the oven directly to the table is always a winner.
  • Servings are easy too: simply scoop out some of the apple filling with the topping and place it in a small bowl. Top with ice cream or caramel sauce (or both!). No fussy slicing or worrying about presentation. This easy apple crisp is a breeze to dish up.
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WHAT APPLE MAKES THE BEST APPLE CRISP?

OK, this topic of the best apples for baking is always up for debate. First and foremost, use whatever apples you have on hand. It is hard to go wrong with a crisp recipe.

Honeycrisp will be your favorite– crunchy and bright, these apples are great for snacking and baking.

Avoid a soft apple that will go mushy during baking. If soft apples are your only option, give it a try but know that the texture of the filling will be softer like applesauce. Not a bad thing, but maybe not ideal for an apple crisp.

I hope y’all get a chance to make this healthy apple crisp recipe very soon because it’s truly one of my favorites! It’s so much easier and quicker to make than pie and, in my opinion, just as wonderful. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it and this apple crisp would be a lovely addition to the menu. My favorite way to serve it is with vanilla bean ice cream because why not?!

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5 from 9 votes
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.8g
Sodium 61.3mg 3%
Potassium 87.5mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 26.8g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5.6g 22%
Sugars 15.1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 13.9%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:8 servings
Healthy Apple Crisp
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
 

Apple Crisp is an easy dessert that takes so little time to pull together. You’ll have this crisp going from your oven to the dessert table in no time at all!

Ingredients
FOR THE APPLE FILLING:
  • 2 pounds apples (about 5-6 medium apples), thinly sliced*
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey**
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1/2 lemon, juiced
FOR THE CRISP TOPPING:
  • 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten free, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar***
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted****
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a 9-inch pie plate with a natural cooking spray.
  2. Combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl and transfer to pie plate. Apple slices will almost be overflowing out of pie plate.

  3. Combine all crisp topping ingredients in a medium bowl. I like to use a fork to get them fully combined.
  4. Evenly sprinkle crisp mixture over the top of the apples.
  5. Bake for about 40 minutes and until apples are of desired softness. If after 40 minutes, crumble topping is browning, but apples are not soft enough- place tin foil over the crumble and bake another 5-10 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool slightly before spooning out.
  7. Serve warm and with vanilla ice cream, whipped topping or coconut cream, if desired.
Recipe Notes

*You can peel, if you'd like, but I don't. **Honey is not vegan. I used a sugar free, calorie free pancake syrup. ***I used a brown sugar/Splenda blend. ****Any butter or even coconut oil will work.

Author: Kim
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free Apple Crisp, Healthy Apple Crisp, Vegan Apple Crisp

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This gluten free, vegan, Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe is made with such nutritious ingredients you could totally eat it for breakfast, but it’s also scrumptious enough to serve for dessert.