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Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Feeling like you are missing out on some of your favorite Fall desserts due to a new diet? Well, not anymore. This delicious Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp will satisfy your sweet tooth and send you back for more, guilt free.

One thing I love about living in NC is visiting the mountains in the Fall. The rich colors of Fall are absolutely breathtaking. Among the changing leaves, another sign of Fall in the mountains is the freshly picked apples. Part of our visit always included bringing back a bushel or two in preparation for some of our favorite Fall comfort foods.

Once home, we would make apple butter, apple dumplings and my all time favorite, apple crisp. This Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp ensures we will keep the Fall tradition even with our commitment to healthy living.

This apple crisp inspired by the Jillian Michaels Apple Crisp recipe has the perfect balance of apples and oats. The walnuts coated with the oat mixture packs so much flavor it is difficult to stop at just one bowl. I could easily eat the entire pan myself. Trust me, you will not miss the brown sugar in this recipe. Healthy does not mean tasteless. This will be your new go-to Fall recipe for company.

apple crisp is pan ready to be baked

If you have an apple peeler it will make life so much easier for you – at least for the next few minutes. I love mine and when my kids were younger, I would use it to slice the apples for them to eat in a cool spiral ring. Kids love fun food, and this apple peeler definitely makes an apple more fun.

using apple peeler to core, slice and peel apple

Once apples are all prepared, spread them evenly into your baking dish.

sliced and prepared apples in pan

After you have prepared the apples and have spread them evenly in the baking dish, you are ready to mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl.

dry ingredients for apple crisp topping

Mix everything together until the oats are all moist and the mixture is clumpy.

apple crisp topping ready

Spoon the oat mixture over the apples. Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes.

apple crisp is pan ready to be baked

Serve immediately.

healthy apple crisp in bowl

apple crisp in pan to be baked

Healthy Apple Crisp

Published By Stephanie
This will be your perfect cozy Fall dish on a chilly day. Gluten-free and no sugar added, you won't feel guilty enjoying this dessert with your family.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 222 kcal


  • Apple peeler, optional


  • 5 whole Granny Smith Apples Peeled & sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 teas Cinnamon

For the topping

  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts crushed
  • 3/4 teas Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teas Salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup


  • Peel, core and slice apples. 
  • Toss to lightly coat apples with lemon juice and then the cinnamon.
  • Spread apples into baking dish.
  • Heat maple syrup and butter in the microwave for 30 seconds until melted. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, oats, crushed walnuts, cinnamon, salt, maple syrup and butter until oats are moist and the mixture is clumpy. 
  • Spoon over apples.
  • Bake at 375 for 40 minutes or until golden brown.


Using a peeler/slicer will save a lot of time and well worth the small investment if you don't already have one! 
I love a big scoop of Breyer's Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or a vanilla frozen yogurt on top of fresh out of the oven apple crisp! 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Apple, Gluten-free
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