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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan Apple Crisp

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Nothing beats a cozy apple crisp. Crispy, gooey, and perfectly delicious. This crisp is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan! It makes a great dessert with ice cream (I do dairy-free) scooped on top. I also love it with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast in the morning.

The classic apple crisp is usually filled with butter, cane sugar, and flour. To make this crisp allergen-free without sacrificing flavor, I use simple, wholesome ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and coconut sugar.

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This apple crisp comes together very easily and baking the apples and cinnamon is guaranteed to make your home smell like a fall candle.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Warm and cozy gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan apple crisp.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6


Apple Layer

  • 3 diced medium sized apples see frequently asked questions
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour/starch
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar

Crumble Topping

  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  • Use a paper towel to spread a thin layer of coconut oil on the surface of an 8 x 8.5 glass dish.
  • Dice apples into roughly 1 inch cubes.
  • Place diced apples in a bowl.
  • To the bowl, add the "apple layer" ingredients (diced apples, cinnamon, tapioca flour, and coconut sugar) until well combined.
  • Place mixed apple layer ingredients into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Mix the "crumble topping" layer (vanilla, coconut oil, maple syrup, rolled oats, salt, almond flour, and pecans if using) together in a bowl until well combined.
  • Place the crumble topping on top of the apple layer in dish. Gently press the topping down so it is evenly distrubuted over the apples.
  • Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Let cool for at least 15 minutes until slicing. Store for 4-5 days, covered in fridge.


Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the best apple to use?
Red Delicious, Fuji, Ambrosia, Cortland, or Gala apples are perfect for a sweet crumble. I used Gala apples for mine and they turned out wonderful! For a more tart crisp, use Golden Delicious or Granny Smith Apple.
Do I have to use tapioca flour/starch?
I highly recommend not skipping this part as it helps turn the apples into a jam consistency instead of just liquidy apples. If you do not have tapioca flour/starch I recommend arrowroot flour/starch or non-GMO corn starch.


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