Basic Apple Crisp and Its Gluten/Sugar Free Cousin

I am always making things for my family and friends that I do not or cannot eat.  It’s just life.  Usually I don’t complain, but once in a while, I get fed up with overloading my olfactory senses with cinnamon rolls or chocolate chip cookies.  On those days, I search for a gluten free, alternatively sweetened dessert.  And look out if anyone gets in my way before that craving is satisfied, especially if it’s Apple Crisp!Apple Crisp that can be made gluten-free or regular.

Recently I took the following  recipe and made it “legal” for me.    I used a small pyrex dish, hoping to make a two serving dessert.  But it wasn’t two servings…I felt too guilty about not making dessert for the rest of the family, that I shared.  However, I did take a rather large serving, just to make sure it was good, before dinner.  Then, we split what was left.  I. Am. SO. Bad.Apple Crisp that can be made gluten-free or regular.

Basic Apple Crisp
  • 6 peeled, sliced apples
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup oatmeal (I used Chex gluten free oatmeal)
  • ½ cup brown sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • ½ cup flour (I used chestnut flour)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
  1. Spread apples in greased 8 X 8 pan.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients with a fork or pastry blender and sprinkle over apples.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until apples are tender.



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