gluten-free apple crisp recipe

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Recipe With Almonds and Coconut

Serve this paleo apple crisp recipe with a cup of hot tea and a dollop of coconut cream with a little maple syrup. It makes for the coziest of desserts.

Do you have apples that you need to use up? This apple crisp recipe tastes just like apple pie without all the work of making a crust. This paleo version of a traditional apple crisp can make use of any stray apples you have. I used gala apples in this recipe, but granny smith would be spectacular as well. If you don’t have coconut sugar, feel free to sub in honey or maple syrup. If you want a real treat, add some pecans to the topping. Yum!

Note: The topping for the crisp tends to cook faster than the filling, so keep an eye on it as it cooks. If you see that the top is browning too quickly, simply cover it with a bit of foil. That way the apples still bake fully and the topping doesn’t burn!

Paleo Apple Crisp

Paleo Apple Crisp

by Heather Resler

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:1 hour

Yield:6 servings


  • 5 apples, peeled and sliced

  • 2 T plus 1/4 cup coconut sugar, divided

  • 1 t plus 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided

  • 1 cup raw almonds

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

  • 2 T coconut flour

  • 3 T coconut oil, melted

  • 1 egg

How To Make It

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Place the apples in a small casserole dish and toss them with 2 tablespoons coconut sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.


3. Chop the raw almonds and add to a mixing bowl.

almond mix

4. Add the coconut, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, egg, and coconut oil to the bowl.  Mix well.

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5. Crumble over apples.

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6. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until apples are tender.  Cover with foil if the topping starts to brown too quickly.

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