Holiday meals are  just around the corner, and if you’re slated with bringing dessert, this recipe is perfect.  It’s simple and so delicious that no one will suspect that it’s healthier than the usual apple pie.    The filling is made entirely from apples which become sweeter as they cook.

apple crisp 1 This is similar to what happens with the stove top cinnamon apples recipe.   The topping gets its flavor from the combination of cinnamon and nutmeg mixed with oats that are sweetened with maple syrup and brown crisp 2

This is a definite crowd pleaser.  To make it extra special, serve the warm crisp topped with a scoop of your favorite frozen yogurt or non-dairy ice crisp

Simple Gluten Free Apple Crisp
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
A base of sliced apples is topped with an oatmeal streusel before baking. The result is a delicious apple crisp.
  • 4 medium cooking apples, sliced (about 4 cups)
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup oats (use gluten free oats if gluten is a concern--quick or regular oats both work equally well)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Grease an 8X8 or 7X12 inch baking pan (use a square or small rectangular pan, not a round one)
  3. Arrange sliced apples on the bottom of the pan
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, maple syrup, oats, coconut oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Blend well.
  6. Sprinkle the coconut oil, oat, and spice mixture over the apples.
  7. Bake for 30” at 350 degrees until the topping is golden and the apples are tender..
  8. For a delicious treat, serve warm with ice cream.


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.7g
Saturated Fat 6.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 5mg
Total Carbohydrates 35.3g
Dietary Fiber 3.4g
Sugars 24.3g
Protein 1.6g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%