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Gluten Free Apple Crumble – Tasty GF Apple Crisp Recipe

This delicious gluten free apple crumble is full of flavor but contains no wheat at all.

What do you do when you are pining for a pastry style crumble but are following a gluten free diet?  No problem at all with substitutes like oat flour and gluten free oatmeal.

I love using apples in the fall.  I’ve even been known to take an apple pie and turn it into baked apples!

Keep reading to find out how to enjoy the taste of an apple crumble when you can’t eat wheat products.

Gluten free apple crumble in a red dish with red and blue napkin and text overlay.

Treat yourself to a gluten free apple crumble

Baking is not a thing of the past with gluten free sweets.  You just need to be clever with substitutes.

The crumble is so easy to make. There is no pastry crust to worry about spending time on like you have to do with an apple pie.

I just sprayed an oven proof casserole with Pam cooking spray and then piled on the sliced apples that had been mixed with the light brown sugar, Stevia in the raw, cinnamon and a pinch of Kosher salt. 

Using half Stevia and half brown sugar in both the apples and the crumble also cuts down the calories considerably without sacrificing the taste of the apple crisp.Apples with cinnamon in a red dish.

Once the apples have been added, the next step is top make the crumble topping.

What makes this crumble topping gluten free?

Normal crumble toppings use wheat flour which is a no-no on a gluten free diet.

To make this crumble topping gluten free I used rolled oats marked gluten free, and mixed them with butter, brown sugar, Stevia and oat flour.

Oat flour is a nutritious grain flour made from oats which offers a mildly nutty flavor. You can purchase it from health food stores or Amazon, or make your own by grinding gluten free oats.

I made my gluten free crumble topping in a food processor, but you can just as easily use a pastry cutter or fork and a big bowl.crumble for the pie

Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples, and make sure it covers the pan well.  I usually spray any baked item like this with Pam before I bake it to get it a nice golden brown topping.

Gluten free apple crumble in a red pan ready to cook.All that is left is to bake the gluten free apple crumble until it is golden brown and the apples are tender. 

Gluten free apple crisp in a red pan with a red and blue tea towel.

The GF apple crumble is delicious both warm or cold. When I serve it cold, I sometimes top it with a warm custard.

When I serve it warm, the flavor is great served with whipped topping or a scoop of ice cream or sorbet. Who says you can’t have pastry type dishes on a gluten free diet?  Not me!

This gluten free apple crumble recipe is full of the season’s best apples and topped off with a crunchy topping that gives loads of flavor and texture. gluten free apple crumble with whipped cream

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Gluten Free Apple Crumble

Gluten Free Apple Crumble

This gluten free apple crumble has a sweet filling and crunchy topping. Make one today!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the Tart

  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Stevia in the Raw
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch a salt

for the Crumb Crust

  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of Stevia in the Raw
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup gluten free rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Spray a 9"-10" oven proof pan with Pam.
  3. Place the sliced apples in a blow.
  4. Mix the brown sugar, Stevia in the raw, and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top of apples and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pile the apples into an oven safe dish.
  6. In a food processor, (or bowl using a pastry cutter or fork) cut the cold butter, brown sugar, stevia oat flour and gluten free rolled oats together. The mixture will be crumb-like.
  7. Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top of the apples.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes until top is lightly browned and the apples are well cooked.
  9. Allow to cool before slicing. Serve with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 5gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Monday 2nd of February 2015

What a great solution!! I'm thinking of taking gluten out of my diet, but worried I wouldn't be able to enjoy some of my favourites like this.


Monday 2nd of February 2015

HI Heather. I am experimenting with different gluten free flours right now. Eventually, I will find the best one for baking too! Carol

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