Gluten-Free Apple Crisp with Hazelnut Crumble

This gluten-free apple crisp recipe uses a delicious, healthy topping that's packed with whole grains, super seeds, hazelnuts and spices. If you don't feel like making the spice blend, you can sub a dash of ground cinnamon, clove and ginger. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6


  • 10 small gala apples or other semi-sweet variety (about 2 ½ lbs), quartered, cored and thinly sliced ¼ -inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup flax seed meal
  • cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon winter spice mix
  • cup roughly chopped hazelnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the apples, lemon juice, and maple syrup until well-combined. Transfer to an 8x8 baking dish and arrange in an even layer.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the topping: coconut oil (it should be semi-solid), almond butter, maple syrup, oats, flax meal, coconut, sea salt, and winter spice mix. Work the crumble with your fingers or a fork until the mixture resembles pea-sized clumps. Fold in the hazelnuts and spoon the topping over the apples in an even layer.
  4. Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, crème fraiche or coconut yogurt.
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