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Easy Healthy Gluten free Apple crisp recipe. The best clean apple crumble recipe with an homemade crisp made of coconut oil, nuts, quinoa flakes.

Who’s ready for an easy and Gluten free Apple crisp recipe ? One the most simple clean dessert recipes I ever made.  You’ll love the homemade vegan crisp made of coconut oil, cashew, almonds  quinoa flakes and maple syrup.

apple crumble
Believe me or not but I probably made this Gluten free Apple crisp recipe 50 times ! Really. I can’t stop making this. We are huge apple lovers in my house -eating 2 apples a day. But at the wend of the week I always end up with those not-so-great apples. The one you don’t want to eat raw. Don’t throw away your old apples next time, rather try to make this healthy gluten free apple crisp recipe. 

Plus, it took only 20 minutes to prepare. It is a flour less recipe using only nutrient dense foods. A combo of cashew nuts, almonds, coconut oil and quinoa flakes. Well, if you are not a big fan of quinoa flakes there is plenty of options that works very well too. I did this apple crisp recipe with rolled oats and millet flakes crumble yoghurt

Any options is delicious. It really depends if you tolerate gluten or not. Rolled oat is probably not the best option if you must eat gluten free. That is a super easy apple crisp recipe. All you have to do is cook few apples in water with vanilla extract,  ground cinnamon, and orange zest. I love to keep the skin on my apples to add extra fibre to the dessert.

apple sauce

The crisp is also super easy to prepare. I simply put all the ingredients into my food processor and process until it crumble – barely take a minute. I combine quinoa flakes, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut flakes, almond, cashew nuts, cinnamon and vanilla extract.

apple quinoa crumble mix

Et Voila ! Barely one minute later your gluten free apple crisp recipe is ready to bring to the oven.

quinoa crumble cashew nuts

Sprinkle this lovely crumble topping on the top of the cooked apples already in glass jar or oven proof containers.  I like to cool down the crisp at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving or it tends to be too hot. If like us you think that apple crisp recipe are sometimes a bit dry, top up yours with dairy free coconut yogurt or soy yogurt.

quinoa apple crumble gluten free


gluten free apple crisp recipe

Gluten free apple crisp recipe

Easy Healthy Apple crisp recipe. The best clean apple crumble recipe with an homemade vegan crisp made of coconut oil, cashew, almonds quinoa flakes and maple syrup. 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Author: Carine
6 crisps
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Apple layer - bottom layer

Gluten free crisp layer - top layer


  • Preheat the oven at 350 F (180 C)
  • Dice the apple with the skin left on
  • In a saucepan, under medium heat cook the diced apple with the water, vanilla extract, cinnamon and orange zest.  Cook for 15 minutes or until the apples are soft and tender
  • In a food processor add all the apple crisp topping ingredients- order doesn't matter. Process until it is crumbly and hold slightly together. It barely took one minute on medium speed. Don't over process as you want to keep some nuts bites - makes the crisp crunchy.
  • Transfer the cooked apples onto 6 oven proofed ramekin or glass jars.
  • Top up with the apple crisp mixture. I simply rubbed the mixture with my fingers to sprinkle the crisp on top of each ramekin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.
Nuts: I used un roasted, unsalted nuts but roasted cashews or roasted almonds will add some nice flavor as well.
Quinoa flakes replacement: you can replace by the same amount of millet flakes or rice flakes. If you don't eat gluten free the healthy swap is rolled oat.
Apples: this recipe works well with any apple types or pears. I used Brae burn or Gala apples. 
Nutrition Facts
Gluten free apple crisp recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 persons)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 128
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.2g22%
Carbohydrates 26.9g9%
Fiber 5.4g23%
Sugar 13.6g15%
Protein 3.9g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hey Carine i love your blog, so many healthy treats that look 100% guilty! I had a go making your quinoa apple crumble recipe over on my blog It was absolutely delish cant wait to try more of your recipes out!!


    • Thank you so much for this lovely comment! What is your blog name? I would love to look at your recipes too ! Enjoy the recipes, Carine.

  2. I made my own apple and rhubarb mixture and used a variation of your topping recipe, replacing the almonds with walnuts and honey with rapadura sugar. It turned out excellently. Quinoa flakes are an excellent substitute for rolled oats. 🙂

    • Hi Gregory, Thanks for sharing your recipe alternative it looks super yummy too ! Well, no choice I will have to give it a try as soon as rhubarb is in season 🙂 See you on the blog soon! Carine.