Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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My favorite fall recipe ever is my Mom’s Apple Crisp. (You may have heard me mention it a few dozen times now on CNC.) It’s so incredibly easy to make, and it always turns out so well (seriously, it’s incredible), so I decided to use her recipe as inspiration for a gluten-free apple crisp.

This gluten-free apple crisp is also really easy to make and almost as delicious as my mom’s. I honestly don’t think there’s a better apple crisp out there than hers, but this gluten-free one comes close!


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Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

  • Author: Tina
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: dessert


An easy and delicious gluten-free version of my mom’s favorite apple crisp.



5 medium apples (any variety)

2 cups of almond meal

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

cinnamon and nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Haphazardly slice apples into small pieces and add them to a 9” X 9” (or round) baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg all over the apples. Feel free to add as much or as little as you’d like. I usually go crazy with the cinnamon and add just a little bit of nutmeg for some spice.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add almond meal, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and more cinnamon (to taste). Combine ingredients until the mixture looks lumpy and coconut oil is fully absorbed into the almond flour.
  4. Pour the almond flour mixture over the apple slices and spread around evenly.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes until the top becomes lighted browned and “crisp” and apples are soft.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream.

Keywords: dessert, gluten-free, dairy-free



  1. I don’t have almond meal and I looked at the original recipe but really want to use this one. Can I just sub in the flour for almond meal and leave the rest of the recipe the same? I just don’t want to make another trip to the store in the rain with 2 kids for one ingredient:) Thanks so much!!

    1. @Amanda: Do you have whole almonds? Just grind them up into a meal in a blender/food processor. I do this with my bulk bag of almonds I purchase 🙂

  2. I have vegan and gluten-free folks in the house! It’ll be nice to have something that we can all share instead of me finishing off an entire pan of non-vegan apple crisp by myself. Which totally has never happened or anything…

  3. haha, so glad I just saw this. I was just about to make some apple crisp as a study break treat since I’ve so many apples. Now I wish I had some coconut oil.

  4. This looks YUMMY! We just picked 26 pounds of apples the other week and I need apple recipes like NOW. lol You should try the Apple Baked Oatmeal recipe I put on my blog this week. It’s pretty heavenly!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! Any idea if subbing in stevia for the sugar would be an even swap in terms of the amount?

    1. @Sarah G.: Hi Sarah! Don’t mean to butt in – I recently developed a recipe and used that Stevia/Brown Sugar Blend. It worked perfectly, but reduced the amount of sugar used.

  6. Wow for something that’s gluten free this look really delicious! I’ll have to look in to making it. Already have a tasty pumpkin pie on the list for this weekend though! Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday so we have plenty of food to eat this weekend.

  7. Hi Tina, made your apple crisp recipe this weekend. I made the “light” version. It came out great. thanks !!

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