Apple Crisp (Gluten/Dairy-Free)


Raise your hand if you love Apple Crisp!! Mmmmmmm…

Just a couple words of caution for you before we dive in to this recipe though…

Be sure to slice the apples very, very thinly…or they won’t be as tender as you’d like.

If you use the coconut oil option below, use caution with your serving sizes!!! The hubby and I eat coconut oil frequently, but we discovered the hard way that our systems couldn’t quite handle us polishing off 3/4 of this pan together this morning on an empty stomach! Ooops! That was a miserable lesson to learn! Trust me.

One solution would be to use the butter option, of course…but we’ll be sure to just eat dessert-sized portions next time instead of enjoying this dish as our entire breakfast. Yikes!

Today was our first time making this recipe with so much topping. We used to use half as much topping. So cutting the topping ingredients in half would be another way to reduce the amount of coconut oil involved. We always used to eat the entire batch when we used half as much topping…and we never had any issues…but we do prefer the added “crunch” of having more topping. Hmmmm….decisions, decisions. LOL! 


Apple Crisp Recipe

Makes about 4-6 servings


Apple filling ingredients:
2 TBSP honey
1 TBSP water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 cups peeled apples, sliced very thinly (about 3 medium apples – we use Fuji variety)

Topping ingredients:
1 cup butter or coconut oil, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 cup quick oats

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9″ x 9″ casserole pan.


Stir honey and water together in a medium mixing bowl until honey dissolves.

Add cinnamon, salt and vanilla; and stir.

Mix apples in (hands work best for this), and toss until evenly coated.

Pour mixture into casserole dish.


Re-using the same bowl… mix cinnamon, sugar, softened butter or coconut oil, and salt together. Add oats and mix until evenly coated (again, hands work best for this).

Sprinkle topping mixture on top of apples.

Bake for 35-40 minutes (keep an eye on it every 5 minutes or so after the 30 minute mark to check for doneness, as ovens vary). You want the apples to be very tender and the topping to be golden brown (but not burnt).

Let it rest for about 10 minutes before serving so you don’t burn your face off. Hee, hee!





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