This Gluten Free Apple Crisp with Oats & Cinnamon is the ultimate healthy AND delicious fall treat! Enjoy it for dessert, a nourishing snack, or even for breakfast!

Gluten Free Apple Crisp in white ramekins

It’s apple season!

And, what better way to celebrate than with this luscious gluten free apple crisp with oats and cinnamon???

What are the health benefits of apples?

  • Apples are a good source of heart healthy soluble fiber which may help lower undesirable LDL cholesterol & help keep blood sugar levels from spiking. Related post:
  • Apples are rich in quercetin, a flavonoid with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits. Although human research studies are limited, quercetin may help fight asthma and allergies, and have anti-cancer activity.
  • Apples are a source of pectin, a prebiotic, which helps promote a healthy gut microbiome.
honey crisp apple, whole and chopped

Tips for Making a Gluten Free Apple Crisp

  • Choose a sweet variety of apple, which allows you to cut back on the amount of sugar in the apple crisp. I love this guide to choosing apples from The Washington Apple Commission.
  • Leave the apple skin on for extra fiber and antioxidants.
  • Pre-cook the apples in mulling spices to make them extra juicy and delicious. Bonus: You’ll have hot mulled apple cider to drink when you’re done!

Let’s make a gluten free apple crisp!

gluten free apple crisp in white ramekins
Gluten Free Apple Crisp in white ramekins

Gluten Free Apple Crisp with Oats and Cinnamon

This Gluten Free Apple Crisp with Oats & Cinnamon is the ultimate healthy AND delicious fall treat! Enjoy it for dessert, a nourishing snack, or even for breakfast!
4.67 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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.


  • Don’t have sorghum flour or tapioca flour? Use your favorite gluten free flour blend instead.
  • Leave the apple skin on for extra fiber and antioxidants.
  • Pre-cook the apples in mulling spices to make them extra juicy and delicious. Bonus: You’ll have hot mulled apple cider to drink when you’re done!


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy apple crisp
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  1. Denmark @ Healthy Living says:

    Oh my goodness! I truly believe that I can finish couple of bowls of this deliciously looking Gluten Free Apple Crisp with Oats & Cinnamon.

  2. What a yummy gluten-free treat! Love the photos, looking at them is so satisfying. Excited to try this recipe, and my toddler will also love this for sure!

  3. Mmmm, I love apple crisp! That topping is making my mouth water. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Apple crisp is really mouth watering. And you add cinnamon oatmeal? It’s just perfect!

  4. dudut @mytwistedrecipe says:

    love those apple crisps, and the oatmeal of course!

    happy to be cooking with you via #applebloghop ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Karriann Graf says:

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

  6. lovely with custard :_)

  7. Elizabeth @Mango_Queen says:

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

  8. amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    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!

  9. Salomรฉ says:

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

  10. EA-The spicy rd says:

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

  11. Nour Zibdeh, RD says:

    I cant smell the apples and the cinnamon from my house! Would have loved some in this cold night ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  13. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    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:)!!

  14. Lauren Slayton says:

    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.

    1. EA-The spicy rd says:

      5 inch diameter ramekins from Cost Plus and Canon 60D. Thanks Lauren ๐Ÿ™‚

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


  16. Kristen @ swanky dietitian says:

    I’ll have to keep my eye out for this variety. I LOVE apple crisps. This looks just amazing. Thanks for sharing!!’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Gina (The Candid RD) says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Baker Street says:

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

  19. Richa@HobbyandMore says:

    lovely… the crisps look perfect.. yummm!

  20. foodwanderings says:

    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.

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

  22. Regan @ The Professional Palate says:

    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!

  23. skip to malou says:

    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,

  24. how many calories are in says:

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

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

  26. 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!

  27. Deb @ knitstamatic says:

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

  28. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos says:

    and don’t forget to link up your post to the linky tool!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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….~