No-Sugar Gluten-free Apple Crisp
If you happen to be following along with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle of eating, you may understand that sometimes after eating E (Energizing) meals, you might still feel hungry. We were wanting dessert last night, but nothing sounded good to us.
That's when someone piped up and said, "Apple Crisp! We could make a THM-style apple crisp!"
So, we did.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together cinnamon, Truvia or erythritol/stevia combination, and salt. In a large bowl, toss sliced apples with cinnamon-sugar-salt mixture. Set aside.
Meanwhile, spray 8x8" metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray (I like using Spectrum's Coconut Oil Spray). If using a glass baking dish, reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees and bake for slightly less time.
Pour 1/4 cup water into the greased baking pan and spoon in the sliced apple mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine the old-fashioned oats, oat flour (grind 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. old-fashioned oats in your blender or coffee grinder to make your own oat flour), and 2 Tbsp. Truvia. Pour melted butter into the flour mixture and mix them together thoroughly. It should be crumbly.
Spread the crumble mixture out evenly on top of the layer of apples. Bake for 30-40 minutes until apples are soft and the crust has hardened and turned golden brown. For an added "crisp" to your topping, broil for 1 minute. (Don't let it burn!) Serve hot by itself or with nonfat whipped cream.
No-Sugar, Gluten-Free, Apple Crisp
(E for Trim Healthy lifestyle)
Serves 5 to be within Trim Healthy "E" guidelines
This recipe will be delicious with rhubarb, combinations of various fruits, or whatever type of fruit you'd like to serve in cobblers or crisps. If you choose to use straight rhubarb, this would actually be a Fuel Pull for the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle! Have fun losing weight while eating! :)
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I don't know why anyone would want to make a tiny, 1-serving size of this recipe, because we love leftovers! (Heh, heh.) ☺ But if you live alone or for some odd reason just want to make enough for one person, one time, here you go! (As requested by a reader.)
You can divide the recipe by 4 to get a smaller quantity:
5/18/2013 12:48:43 am
That sounds delicious! E desserts are awesome! I think I'll try this out today!
5/19/2013 05:43:41 pm
Just bought some apples! My brother is visiting from out of town and I was looking for a fun dessert. Thanks!
5/19/2013 05:44:25 pm
I'd like to try this next time we have a kitchen to work in.
5/19/2013 05:45:26 pm
It tasted like normal apple crisp! Yummmmmm!!!
5/19/2013 05:46:02 pm
Can't wait! I am going to try to make some!
5/19/2013 05:46:23 pm
Christy S. Lube
6/6/2013 12:06:45 pm
My daughter made this tonight, and it is AMAZING!! Seriously love it, thank you so much!
8/15/2013 04:08:40 am
Tummy Tucking Ice Cream is FP....so, why would that put this into Crossover? I would think it would still be a nice E unless you're using a very high fat almond milk.
8/11/2013 10:33:49 am
Thank you! I needed a recipe for apple pie for the kids for next week's lessons, and this will be perfect! Since I have a diabetic I keep him eating THM as much as possible to help his blood sugars. This is amazing.
8/15/2013 09:26:24 pm
I made this last night for our THM monthly meeting and it was so good! Everyone gobbled it right up....even though I burned it and it tasted a little bit like a burned piece of toast. Oops? LOL LOL I'll be making it again - for breakfast! YUMMORAMA.
8/16/2013 08:47:28 am
Made this with fresh picked blackberries! Wonderfully tasty! Thanks!
9/12/2013 07:17:39 am
Hi, I'm new to your site. I followed a link here from the THM Facebook group. I was hoping to PIN this to my THM board, but for some reason, the PIN button won't work. :(
9/16/2013 09:58:38 am
It sounds delicious, I am going try it. Thanks.
9/17/2013 03:12:20 pm
This was really good! I used 1 cup of apples, 3 cups frozen cranberries, substituted the 2 Tbsp. of oat flour for whey protein, and 1 Tbsp. butter and 3 Tbsp. coconut oil. If I read the nutrition facts, it made it even less carbs so I got to eat a fourth instead of just a fifth. Thanks for the recipe!
9/23/2013 11:34:59 am
Hi! I am curious how this recipe turned out using peaches. What quantity of peaches would one use?
Hi, Lynne! I haven't made this yet using peaches, but I'd imagine that you'd want to use at least four peaches (since the recipe calls for four apples). If they are small in size, you might want to add in an extra peach. I don't think the amount of peaches is going to make that much of a difference; you just don't want it to overflow your 8" x 8" baking pan.
9/28/2013 08:59:53 pm
This looks really good - - but unless you change the oats to "gluten free oats", you can't call it gluten free. Most oats are processed near wheat and are cross-contaminated. There are some people who are gluten free that the ppm is low enough to not bother them, but most people who are gluten intolerant need gluten free oats. When in doubt, go B.R.O.W.N = Barley, Rye, Oats, Wheat, NO.
You're right, Lisa - and I knew this! Just didn't think to add it to the list of ingredients, because I guess I figured that those who needed to be gluten-free already knew this. But...just to clarify the recipe better, I'm going to add in your little tidbit of information to help others out who might not be gluten-free and baking for someone who is. Thank you for the reminder! :)
10/9/2013 09:46:28 am
This is the best. Yummy!
10/18/2013 07:38:22 am
I tried to pin this on pinterest but it wouldn't let me - the picture came up blank and the system said it was not a valid image. Just wanted you to know in case this is something you can fix on your end. Can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks!
11/10/2013 06:06:40 am
I wanted to pin this but can't. There is no "image" therefore can't pin. :(
12/27/2013 12:02:20 pm
So, I was craving this tonight at 10pm....I made the single serving in the microwave..I didn't feel like waiting for it to bake. I did it in a 6 oz ramekin & I cooked it for about 3 minutes. It was good, but I think tomorrow I'll do the BIG batch in the oven. But for a quick treat it was so good!
5/16/2014 09:31:08 am
I made this tonight & it smells SO good but the crumble topping didn't brown & still feels like flour consistency after baking in a glass dish for 35 minutes. When mixing the crumble, I felt like it looked dry & needed more butter but didn't want to chance entering crossover territory so I just left it. Haven't tried it yet but I will in about an hour.
Beth Ann, thank you for letting me know that you tried the recipe. :) I'm sorry it didn't turn out as you'd hoped. To brown the topping, you could brown it in the broiler/oven, but you'll want to watch it carefully so it doesn't burn.
9/30/2016 06:05:42 pm
Mine did the exact same thing. I always measure by dipping as well, and though it tasted amazing, the texture of the crumble was still a flour consistency. I quadruple checked the recipe to make sure I did it right, and I did follow it to a T, so I'm not sure what happened?
11/9/2017 11:18:16 am
Is it 1/2 plus 2 TBS oat flour, or 1/2 plus 2 TBS oats ground to flour? or does it turn out the same? I'm a bit confused. And more or less flour would affect the consistency of the crumble
9/9/2014 03:02:28 pm
This is So good! We like it with Greek yogurt on top. I want to try it with low carb ice cream! I've also made it with peaches.
9/23/2014 04:34:26 am
This is really good! My family ate it up!
5/16/2015 01:14:37 am
I'm just wondering if Stevia has the same taste as other artificial sweetners. The best one I've tasted is Splenda but even that has that "artificial" taste. I usually just substitute sugar for the artificial stuff. I don't want to buy a whole box of Stevia if I won't like it. I don't drink or eat anything with artificial sweetners in them. I have accidentally bought things with it and can taste it right away. Anyone else have this issue and is Stevia different?
Lynda, yes, stevia does have an aftertaste, in every kind I've ever tried. The best way to help it not taste bad is to avoid all forms of sugar for 3-6 weeks, and slowly use a little bit of stevia every day. Miraculously, your tongue will stop tasting the aftertaste of stevia, and you'll enjoy using it! I was just about to throw away all of my stevia until I learned that by waiting it out and not eating any forms of sugar for a while, my tongue would adapt. :) Hooray!
9/10/2015 06:22:47 am
I just made this last night because we were having a rare "E" dinner night, and, WOW!!! Super good! We only currently have a family of 3, with the 4th currently on the way, but I still made the full version because, hey, leftovers, like you said!! Which were used this morning as an E breakfast warmed back up in the oven then served over Greek yogurt. Sooo yummy, my 3yr old gobbled it up last night & today! Only thing I did different was to grease pan with 1 tsp coconut oil because I was out of butter nonstick spray, and I didn't peel the apples but just cored them and chopped finely in food processor. I'm too lazy to peel, plus the nutrients are in the skin. Still tasted divine, and by my calculations, even the greasing of the pan with oil would keep fat grams under 5. This is going to be a weekly staple here, saved in favorites, for a quick, nutritious breakfast over yogurt or yummy dessert after E meals! Next time I'm trying pear crisp!
3/1/2016 07:24:37 pm
Hi, how much rhubarb would be needed? And if I'm using green rhubarb which is less tart than the red, would I slightly decrease the sweetener?
5/7/2017 09:47:12 am
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6/13/2017 07:24:51 pm
Doubled the recipe and made it in a 9x13 pan with 4 cups rhubarb and 4 Granny Smith apples. I used 1/2 the sweetener called for because I was using super sweet. It was delicious!
10/13/2017 01:42:09 pm
Do you know what the conversion would be if using THM gentle blend?
10/30/2017 08:56:10 am
I was just wondering if your sweetener blend is gentle or super sweet? I have both but I don't want to use one if you meant the other...? I want to try this for Thanksgiving in place of Apple pie!
11/19/2017 10:45:50 pm
Absolutely loved it! I was craving an apple dessert and found your recipe. I'm so glad I tried it. I used only 1 cup of oak flour after grinding and substituted 1/2 of the 4 tsps of butter with 3 tsps of unsweetened applesauce. I also cheated to speed up the prep time and used canned apples for baking, rinsing off all of the syrup and patted dry with paper towels. Since the canned apples were already really sweet, I used less than half of the 1/4 cup of sweetener and sprinkled mixture over my apples instead of tossing apples in bowl and mixing (apples were already soft and didn't want to them mushy). My craving was completely satisfied and this recipe will be a keeper for sure.
12/13/2017 08:16:51 pm
I made this tonight with my kiddos and it was delicious! It was very easy to make-especially since I have pre-chopped apples in the freezer! Was so tasty! Thank you!!
6/24/2019 04:28:47 am
Made this a couple times and the topping is always dry and never quite right, and it never browns unless I use the broiler. More butter perhaps in the topping?
3/23/2020 10:44:17 am
Can I use almond flour instead of the oat flour?
1/6/2022 03:50:31 am
Would be helpful if this recipe were rewritten with ingredients listed in order of use in directions as well as adding the need for additional sweetener for topping. It is so disappointing to find additional ingredients are needed once I get to instructions in ANY recipe.. TY.
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