Healthy Gluten Free Maple Apple Crisp (Vegan)

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Make your apple crisp healthier with this healthy apple crisp! This Healthy Gluten Free Maple Apple Crisp is gluten free, cane sugar free, and has less sugar than traditional recipes for apple crisp

Make your apple crisp healthier with this healthy apple crisp! This Healthy Gluten Free Maple Apple Crisp is gluten free, cane sugar free, and has less sugar than traditional recipes for apple crisp - @TheFitCookie #glutenfree #vegan #healthy

Think you can’t find allergy-friendly comfort foods that are easy to make and healthy? Think again!

If you are looking for a sweet apple recipe for fall, than look no further: this healthy apple crisp recipe is simple, delicious, gluten-free, and has no cane sugar and no flour. Awesome!

A week or so ago I asked friends on Facebook which fall recipe they would love to see re-made. One of my friends wanted to see a healthier, gluten-free apple crisp recipe that had less sugar. Here it is: my Healthy Gluten Free Maple Apple Crisp!

Some traditional apple crisp recipes have 316 calories per serving (of similar size) and have and entire cup of sugar (or more) for a 6 serving recipe. I decided to create with my own recipe that is healthier, gluten-free, and uses pure maple syrup instead of white and brown sugar.

My healthier Maple Apple Crisp recipe has just a bit over 200 calories per serving (less if make the servings smaller), has no cane sugar in it, and it’s gluten-free,ย  allergy-friendly, and vegan!

Make your apple crisp healthier with this healthy apple crisp! This Healthy Gluten Free Maple Apple Crisp is gluten free, cane sugar free, and has less sugar than traditional recipes for apple crisp - @TheFitCookie #glutenfree #vegan #healthy

With the first batch I used jazz apples, but in my second batch I used Granny Smith apples and the tart apples made a huge difference in taste!

I recommend using tart apples in this recipe (green or not), but if you don’t have tart apples you can toss in 1 or 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice to the apple filling to add some tartness to balance the sweet.

Here’s a creative way to use the apple crisp leftovers (if you have any!): Take a scoop of apple crisp and blend it with some non-dairy ice cream and a bit of non-dairy milk for an apple crisp milk shake (like an apple pie milkshake)…Yummy!

If you are curious about the margarine I use, here it is:

Earth Balance Soy-Free Margarine - Healthy Gluten-Free Apple Crisp - TheFitCookie.com

This is my go-to when we need margarine for anything. It is non-hydrogenated, soy-free, natural, non-GMO, and gluten-free making it perfect for us. Plus, it tastes good and bakes well.

Healthy Gluten Free Maple Apple Crisp

Make your apple crisp healthier with this healthy apple crisp! This Healthy Gluten Free Maple Apple Crisp is gluten free, cane sugar free, and has less sugar than traditional recipes for apple crisp
Gluten free, vegan
4.5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free apple crisp, healthy apple crisp, vegan apple crisp
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Lightly oil a 9x9-inch square baking dish and set aside
  • Prepare the filling:
  • Halve the apples, core them, and slice thinly. You should have about 4 cups. I don't peel the apples since the peel adds fiber, but you can peel your apples first if you like
  • Place the apples in a large bowl and toss with the cinnamon and nutmeg until thoroughly coated. Add maple syrup and melted margarine or coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix to coat the apples thoroughly.
  • Spread the apple mixture in the bottom of the prepared dish and set aside
  • Prepare the crisp topping:
  • I a medium bowl, toss the gluten-free quick oats with cinnamon and salt
  • Add melted margarine or coconut oil and maple syrup and mix well. Sprinkle oats evenly over the top of the apples
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the apples are soft. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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8 thoughts on “Healthy Gluten Free Maple Apple Crisp (Vegan)”

  1. 5 stars
    This is the best maple apple crisp I’ve tasted! I found this recipe last year and have made it more times than I can count. I absolutely love it! I started a no refined sugar diet last year and this recipe was a huge help in seeing me through. I have lost over 30 pounds and because of this recipe, see no need to return to refined sugar. P.S. I love the granola and usually double the recipe for it on my crisp:)

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  2. Wow that looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to give it a shot. And blending it into a smoothie? Ohhh man I foresee some apple pie breakfasts in the near future! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Mmm apples.. always love! I’m starting to do much more gluten free so this is awesome! I never knew of this buttery spread either. Glad they have a soy-free version.

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    • I LOVE the Earth Balance Soy-Free (we have soy intolerances), it’s so nice to have a healthy and allergy-friendly margarine around the house ๐Ÿ™‚ I am even experimenting making toffee with it!

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  4. I have to say- I love how simple the ingredients are for this! That means you’ll really be able to taste each individual flavor (and, in my opinion, there aren’t many things better than apple crisp!).
    I would HAVE to pair it with some vanilla ice cream though… that’s just a given. ๐Ÿ™‚

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