This gluten free apple crisp is the perfect dessert for any summer day. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a bit of whipped cream and it’s heavenly. It’s also simple to make – which is another reason I like it. Baking can be very picky, especially when it comes to gluten free. It’s not healthy, and I won’t claim it to be so, but not everything we eat has to be healthy. Sometimes we need a little bit of dessert, right?
6 large apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped (I used pink lady)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon and 1/8 teaspoon of lemon zest
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup almond flour
3/4 cup gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter
* 3-4 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional but adds great crunch!)
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a 9″ pan prepare the first set of ingredients together, and toss until the apples are fully coated in the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In a medium sized bowl, mix the topping ingredients together and mix well with a spoon. (make sure to get any clumps out of the brown sugar). Cover the apples with the topping and place into the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the topping is starting to slightly brown.
Allow to cool a bit before serving. Enjoy!