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

by | Jan 15, 2022

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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.

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 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
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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I am in love with making really good food that is good for you. You’re in the right place if you have a sweet tooth but also want a really great, satisfying dinner.

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