Crispy Apple Crisp 🍏 #gluten-free #vegan

An easy healthier dessert – my current favorite. More crisp and less apples. I used Mutsu apples for this who are a sweet and tart variety of apples. But you can use any apple of your preference.

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 2 large apples – thinly sliced, ~210g
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 30mL maple syrup, ~3 tbsp
  • 30mL melted vegan shortening*, ~3 tbsp
  • 35g cassava flour, ~4 tbsp
  • 25g gluten-free rolled oats, ~4 tbsp
  • 11g maple sugar, ~1.5 tbsp
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

*can substitute with heated avocado oil – or melted butter or melted lard (if not vegan).


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix cassava flour, oats, maple sugar and salt.
  2. Melt vegan shortening into liquid. Mix into dry ingredients until it forms large crumbs resembling Photo A below.
  3. Preheat oven to 400F/205C.
  4. Glaze pan with 1 tsp avocado oil over medium heat.
  5. Add apple slices, maple syrup, ground cinnamon and lemon juice to pan. Cook and stir until apples soften and caramelized.
  6. Transfer caramelized apples to a baking tray lined with parchment paper. See Photo B below.
  7. Sprinkle the cassava flour crumbs over the apples. See Photo C below.
  8. Baked in preheated oven for 30 mins or until the crumbs crisps up.
  9. When done – let it cool. Then ready to serve!


  • use traditional rolled oats for best results.
  • while all substitutes tastes just as good – vegan shortening or lard gives a crisper texture compared avocado oil.
  • You can substitute maple sugar with brown sugar if you prefer.
Photo A: Coarse Crumbs ready to be sprinkled onto the caramelized apples.
Photo B: Caramelized Apple Slices
Photo C: Ready to put in the oven!
Photo D: Ta-da! Ready to eat🍏
Photo E: Close up of our apple crisp
Ready to serve – Heavenly Goodness🤤

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