SUPER EASY Gluten Free Apple Crisp
I love Fall. Partly because I equate Fall with boots and sweaters (and PSL) and partly because Fall means more time with the people I care about around the table.
One of my favorite desserts (EVER!) is Apple Crisp. It's quick to prepare, crowds love it, and it's very difficult to mess up. This recipe is especially near and dear to my heart because it's gluten free, thanks to my good friends at Bob's Red Mill and their new 1-1 gluten free flour! (Typical gluten-free flour blends do not contain a binding ingredient, so you have to add in obscure items like xanthan gum when baking. This new Bob's 1:1 flour doesn't require anything additional - it acts exactly like regular old flour! Can I get a hallelujah?)
What You'll Need:
- 8 cups apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices. As a rule of thumb, one medium apple yields just over 1 cup. So you should plan on using 6-8 apples. I recommend tart brands, like Granny Smith, Fuji, Empire or (my personal favorite) Honeycrisp. Feel free to peel, core, and cut apples into slices ahead of time; store them in a ziplock bag in the freezer and thaw before use.
- 1/2 cup organic white sugar (or coconut sugar)
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup old fashioned oats - I use Bob's Red Mill oats that are gluten free
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup melted grass fed butter (or melted coconut oil, so it's in liquid form)
- 1/2 cup warm water
- Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F.
- Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray, then place the sliced apples in the pan. Sprinkle the white sugar over the apples. Then, pour 1/2 cup warm water evenly over apples and set aside.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Slowly add in 3/4 cup of the melted butter or coconut oil and use a fork to work the butter into the dry mixture until the mixture becomes crumbly. Using a spoon, cover the apple mixture with the crumbly oat topping. Gently press the oat topping into the apple mixture.
- Drizzle the remaining 1/4 c. melted butter or coconut oil over oats and apples, then bake for about 45 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!