I’m not a huge dessert person. I don’t eat pies or cakes. But apple crisp is something I would eat for breakfast, lunch, supper, snack, desert, or anytime in between! I have perfected my recipe and look forward to fall when apples are in season.
Unfortunately, my delicious apple crisp recipe is not gluten free, so when we had to put Einstein on a gluten free diet a year and a half ago, this was one of the treats he missed out on. I’ve tried a few times to adapt my recipe into a gluten free one but have not had any good results. In fact, the results have been little short of disastrous! Some attempts were inedible, others were mush or burnt while some were just plain gross!
I had almost given up on the idea of figuring out the secret to gluten free apple crisp…but…
The apples are out on our neighbour’s trees now and they have let us know that we can come and pick them anytime, so I knew that I had to figure out a way to make delicious gluten free apple crisp for my sweet son to enjoy. I was hesitant to try again, but a while back, Udi’s had sent me some of their awesome products to try and one of them caught my eye and I started to build a recipe in my mind around it.
I’m so happy to say that it worked! We all ate delicious gluten free apple crisp today.
Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe
8 medium sized apples
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 cup Udi’s Sweet & Crunchy Vanilla Granola*
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice or cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter
1. Peel and slice the apples. I like to use a mixture of different types of apples. I find this gives the apple crisp better taste and more texture. Place apples in bottom of baking pan.
2. In a bowl, mix together all the other ingredients except for the butter and then stir in the melted butter. Sprinkle mixture over the apples.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes.
*please note that the Udi’s Vanilla Granola does contain almonds so you would want to use one of their other granolas if there is a nut allergy in your home
My kids enjoyed helping me make this, enjoyed eating the apple peels as I went, and especially enjoyed eating the end result!
This looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing. I would love it if you would add this recipe to our weekly Meatless Monday link up. If you’re interested, you can find the link on my website at http://www.LittlestSweetPea.com
Thanks, Sharla. Looks really good!! I’ve been enjoying your site since I found it about a year ago. While my kids are grown and having kids of their own, I seem to have been led to a few sites that deal with homeschooling (which I never did, but my daughter did for her five kids), and with autistic challenges (which I also have never dealt with but am interested in because there is a 6-year-old boy who goes to my church and has autism–and I want to know more about it and whether there are ways I can help the young man and/or his mother).
The post you did that most grabbed my heart was the one where you described what you want people to know about you. What that post told me was that you are a wonderful person with a wonderful family…and a lot of patience! God bless you and yours.
Helen, your comment came at a lovely time when I was needing some encouragement. Thank you so much!
I just made this up with a bag full of Granny Smith apples and it was splendid! My brother was able to eat it since it’s gluten free. It smelled delicious, looked, and tasted delicious. I opted to use 1/4th cup of melted salted butter and 1/4th cup of coconut oil instead of 1/2 cup melted butter and then 10 mins before it finished baking I took it out and drizzled a little bit of honey on top.
Thank you so much for sharing this delightful recipe with us! I loved how simple it was. Will absolutely make more.