The Best Apple Crisp!


The title of this recipe says it all! This is definitely one of my favourite dishes and it never fails to dissapoint!

It is a lightly sweet, easy to make dessert (that sometimes turns into breakfast) that is healthy and delicious!

The apples are a good source of fibre and antioxidants and the oats have amazing nutrients that help lower bad cholesterol...I love when dessert lowers cholesterol!

The crisp is easy to make and contains heart healthy, omega filled flax seeds and is sweetened with a hint of natural maple syrup.



  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 10 - 12 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Tips & Nutrition

A crisp, crunchy apple like Macintoch or Honey Crisp work well in this dish. 

The oats and apples both have amazing health benefits making this dessert actually healthy! You can read more about those benefits here...

An Apple A Day...Keeping More Than the Doctor Away

Six Ways Eating Oats Will Change Your Health


Pre-heat the oven to 350. Lightly grease a baking dish (9x13 works well) with a little vegan butter. Add the cut apples and sprinkle with cinnamon. 

In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, sugar, maple syrup, vegan butter and flax seeds. Mix well with a large fork to create a "crumble".

Spread the crumble evenly over the apples. 

Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes until the apples are bubbly and soft and the crisp is golden brown. 



Kimberlee Ruzycki / February 15, 2021

Yes, almond flour counts as gluten free flour and is great for the crisp recipe. And you could definitely sub in regular flour as well. Because it's not a recipe that needs to rise like cupcakes or bread, any flour will work and the measurements stay the same. You can also make your own oat flour by putting rolled oats in the blender or food processor until they become a flour.

Dana Fletcher / October 4, 2020

Just a quick question...does almond flour count as gluten free flour? If not, what does? Also, can I sub in regular flour in this recipe? It’s all I have at home. Would the measurement be the same? Thanks! Can’t wait to make this!

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