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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp


At the holidays, with a table full of dessert options, I will always, always, always dig into the apple anything first. Apple anything, I say! And the more cinnamon the better—but no nuts, please.

I promise you, you will not notice any difference between this gluten-free apple crisp recipe and the other chock-full-of-gluten versions. It is dynamite.

When I posted an Instagram Story of the baking process, someone asked me, “Are you going to eat all of that?” I almost didn’t understand the question. Am I going to eat it all?? I mean … yeah. Not all in one sitting (probably), but, YEAH. Affirmative. Yeppers. Duh. There are three meals in a day, and I do not discriminate against any food type at any meal, so it did all get eaten. It sure did. And I know it will when you make it, too. (Oh, and I almost forgot—this is vegan, too!)


(Also, I apologize for the lack of photos—I didn’t make this recipe with an intent to post, so I didn’t do nearly enough snapping as I baked, but click thru to my IG Story above to get some more visuals.)

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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
Prep time: 
 30 min | Cook time: 35 min |  Ready in: 1 hour, 5 min
Serves 6 to 8


Apple mixture:
8 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons tapioca flour
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Oat topping:
1 cup oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup melted vegan butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel, core, and chop apples.
  3. Melt vegan butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and allow it to melt. Whisk in water, cinnamon, and tapioca flour. After a couple minutes, once sauce thickens a bit, pour over apples and stir to coat. Pour into an 8×8(-ish) baking dish.
  4. To make oat topping, mix dry ingredients together, then stir in melted butter.
  5. Pour oat topping over apples, pressing it down with a bit with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes, depending on how soft you like your apples.


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