#applelove: Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Crisp

Care to join me in a Candycrisp???

Apple that is!

Today I went to the store to pick up some apples for my #applelove post, and happened to stumble upon a brand new apple variety I had never heard of before.

Apparently the clerk at Jimbos hadn’t heard of it either as she said to me, “What kind of apple is this?”

“Candycrisp” I replied. “I’ve never heard of it, and thought it looked good.”


It was good, and, as you would imagine, it was sweet.

My tastes run towards tarter apples though, so although I liked it, I’m glad I also bought some of my favorite honeycrisps…

Still, it’s always fun to try a new apple variety this time of year, when apples are at the glory.

For my #applelove recipe I decided to make a crisp.

Gluten-free of course.

And, to keep it somewhat healthy, I kept the added sugar to a minimum, and left the skin on the apple for extra fiber and antioxidants.

Here’s my recipe…

Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Crisp

  • 4 apples of choice, core removed, and cut in to 1-inch chunks {I actually used one of my new favorites, “Honeycrisp”, which has a nice balance of sweet, tart, and crisp that I love.}
  • 1 cup apple cider/juice
  • 2 Tablespoons mulling spices wrapped in cheesecloth or a sachet, optional
  • 1/2 cup certified gluten-free oats {or regular oats if not gluten-free}
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour plus 1/4 cup tapioca starch {or 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for non gluten-free}
  • 1/4 cup {organic} brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted {Try using coconut oil for a vegan version}
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place apples in a saucepan with apple juice and mulling spices {if using}. Heat on high until boiling, then turn heat down and simmer for 15-20 minutes. While apples are simmering prepare topping. In a bowl combine remaining ingredients with a fork until well mixed. After apples are done, removed them with a slotted spoon, and divide them in to 4 individual ramekins. Divide topping amongst ramekins and sprinkle on top. Bake in oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until topping is crispy.

Enjoy hot out of the oven!

And, as an added bonus, you can drink the leftover “spicy” cider from the pan!

Wondering what this #applelove is all about???

Here’s the scoop…

October is #applelove month, and YOU can join in on all the love too!

Please join by linking up *any apple recipe* from
the *month of October 2011.* Don’t forget to link back to this post, so
that your readers know to come stop by the #applelove event. The twitter
hashtag is #applelove :).

Co-Hosted by:

Amy of Elephant Eats

Annapet-The Daily Palette

Anuradha-Baker Street

Champa-Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen

Deanna and Serena-Teaspoon of Spice


Dudut-My Twisted Recipes

EA-The Spicy RD

Elizabeth-Queen’s Notebook

Junia-Mis Pensamientos

Lisa-Parsley, Sage, Desserts, and Line Drives

Lora-Cake Duchess

Malou-Skip to Malou

Mike-Mikes Baking

Richa-Hobby and More

Rika-Vegan Miam

Salome-Bloc de Recetas

Terra-Cafe Terra Blog

Valeria-Bon a Croquer

Are you an apple lover? What’s your favorite variety of apple? Do you prefer ’em super sweet or a little tart? Have you discovered any new varieties of apples lately?

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  1. whoohoo for gluten free! love the cinnamon-y crispy fresh out of the oven delight :D. and you and me are both fans of honeycrisps. they are just so good. 🙂 have a wonderful day EA!

    ps – i won a gf king arthur flour giveaway and i got 4 huge bags!!! (gf all purpose, gf ancient grains flour, gf whole grains flour, gf brown rice flour). i am THRILLED.) i’ve been thinking about those waffles and those blueberry muffins u made awhile back….~

  2. and don’t forget to link up your post to the linky tool!!! 😀

  3. Now if this doesn’t say comfort food I don’t know what does, yum!

  4. See, this is why I love your posts & recipes – you always get a bonus (i.e. the apple cider)! I’m so glad someone did a crisp – probably my favorite kind of apple dessert and now I have the perfect recipe to try right at my finger tips – gorgeous photos, too as always!

  5. I wonder why I have never made crisp before. Nice one. I should try similar one soon.

  6. Nice, gluten-free! Great for those of use with coeliac disease.

  7. I could smell the freshly made Apple Cinnamon Crisp. Your pictures are definitely stunning btw!
    Glad to “meet” you through this bloghop.
    Have a great weekend,

  8. EA… what’s the background in that first apple shot? I love the color.

    This looks so good. I really hated not to be able to make #applelove by today as apple desserts are truly one of my all time faves… hopefully I can get it together by the end of the month.

    Would be hard to top this post, though!

  9. Oh my gosh. I want this SO much!

  10. Hi EA These crisps are perfect. The apples looks super fresh! Great for eveday night as well as wekkend entertaining. Of course I love the addition of oatmeal.

  11. lovely… the crisps look perfect.. yummm!

  12. Healthy and delicious! Love the first picture! Your crisp looks perfect.

  13. I am a HUGE apple fan, but on my IBS diet I cannot eat them. They give me the worst stomach pains, and I never knew it until I started avoiding them. IT’s crazy, apples, pears and mangoes just upset my stomach. Either way, this sounds like a great recipe for me to demo at work!! Thanks, and of course I’ll be giving you credit 🙂

  14. I’ll have to keep my eye out for this variety. I LOVE apple crisps. This looks just amazing. Thanks for sharing!!’ 🙂

  15. Your 2nd picture is beautiful! And your apple cinnamon oatmeal crisp look really yummy!! Nice choice!!


  16. this is a great recipe, what size ramekins did you use? And what camera (best blog photos ever). I love honeycrips too and pink lady apples.

  17. Oooh I love those 3 words… cinnamon oatmeal crisp <3
    Looks amazing!

  18. Your photos are gorgeous! Love apple crisps. My good friend bakes them for me so I haven’t made one in a while. Your GF version is wonderful:)!!

  19. Definitely joining in on the applelove this month! Thank you for hosting!

  20. I cant smell the apples and the cinnamon from my house! Would have loved some in this cold night 🙂

  21. Thanks so much everyone for all the apple love!!!

  22. What a sweet bloghop! I really love apples an your apple crisps are so yum… Besos from Spain!

  23. these look just delicious! i’ve never heard of candycrisp apples either but i’m going to look for them at the store later today. would love to give ’em a try!

  24. Terrific gluten-free treat! How can something so delish be so healthy? Glad to bake along with you on this BlogHop!

  25. A few weeks ago, I tasted the most delicious, moist, spiced mini-cakes and they were gluten-free! So I’ve been thinking gluten-free….

    So happy to be baking with you again! 😉 Cheers to #AppleLove!

  26. lovely with custard :_)

  27. These little treats look awesome EA! Beautiful and mouth watering!

  28. You know how much I adore apples, and apple crisp! Sooooooo, I love this yummy recipe:-) I have never tried a candycrisp, but must find this variety of apple. I agree, I love trying different, new varieties of apples. Tonight I grabbed Rome, I don’t know if I enjoyed them before, I know they are not unique, but they are good! I did pick up a gigantic honeycrisp yesterday, I can not wait to eat that delicious treat!!! YUM! Sending Hugs! Terra

  29. love those apple crisps, and the oatmeal of course!

    happy to be cooking with you via #applebloghop 🙂

  30. Mmmm, I love apple crisp! That topping is making my mouth water. 🙂

  31. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few
    of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why
    but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

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