Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Halloween has come and gone — like, over two weeks ago — and I was still scrounging through the leftover candy up until yesterday. If you’re still diving into a bowl of sugary rejects, I swear I’m not here to judge you. But I am here to report that you can get your fix elsewhere.

Today, I’m sharing a gluten-free apple crisp recipe created by Kara of Life Well Lived. Unlike me, she knows what’s up in the kitchen and, as you can see by scrolling through her Instagram feed, she’s got an eye for the pretty and delicious. Her ability to create dishes that are simple to make and yummy to eat is beyond impressive. To me, there’s nothing better than a recipe that’s straightforward and doesn’t require a mile-long ingredient list. Kara totally nails this and gives me — one of the least domestic humans around — hope that even I could whip this bad boy up. Rejoice!

Without further ado, here’s Kara…

Hi, I’m Kara! Founder of Life Well Lived, obsessed with recreating recipes to be healthier, lover of allll things chocolate, and creator of Transform: Nutrition Bootcamp {where I’ve helped hundreds of women change their nutrition, lose weight, and change their lives}.

If you’re anything like me, there’s so much to look forward to about this holiday season. With the exception of the colder temps, I love the changing colors, the time with family, and all the delicious desserts that come with this time of year.

This apple crisp has the perfect sweet, crisp topping with soft, cinnamon apples. The perfect dessert or breakfast {don’t you love when a dessert can act as a breakfast too?!}. The warm apple smell that will fill your house is enough of a reason to make this recipe.

Apple Crisp is a seasonal staple in our house. But this year I’m especially excited for apple crisp because of this easy + simple + delicious recipe. But the best part of this recipe is that it’s free of all the added sugars that most crisps contain. This Gluten-Free Apple Crisp is sweetened with only pure maple syrup. Your friends and family won’t even know it’s a healthier version. Promise.

And really great news for all your busy mamas. You can prep it ahead of time and store in the fridge for a day or two. And when you’re ready to make it just pop it in the oven to bake. How convenient is that?!

The secret ingredient to my crisp is using Seven Sundays Blueberry Chia Buckwheat Muesli. Side note: my family is now obsessed with their cereal. Seven Sundays uses simple ingredients, no refined sugars,  which I love and it’s delicious. Immediately, I knew after my first bite that I needed to use it for my next recipe. You can snag some here. If you choose not to use the muesli, I’ve included a substitute below.

And if you’re wanting to learn proven strategies that I personally use to prevent holiday weight gain this year, join me in my next LIVE masterclass! It’s FREE and I’ll be showing you how to find balance this holiday season. You can enjoy your favorite foods without going up a size in your jeans! You can register for my free class: 5 Simple Steps To Prevent Holiday Weight Gain HERE!

Want to discover more secrets to fat loss and simple + easy + delicious recipes? Then check out Life Well Lived. You can also follow me on Facebook or Instagram @karaswanson.

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp


6-8 apples cored, sliced {and peeled if that’s what you prefer}

1 1/2 cup Seven Sundays Blueberry Chia Buckwheat Muesli*

1/2 cup almond meal

1/4 cup pure maple syrup {or honey}

1/4 cup coconut oil {melted}{or olive oil}

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a bowl mix apple slices and cinnamon together then add to 8×8 pan.

3. Mix the rest of ingredients well and spread onto the apples.

4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until fruit is bubbling and topping is golden brown.

This would be PERFECT with homemade coconut whip cream or a scoop of Coconut Bliss ice cream!

*If you aren’t using the muesli, use 1 cup gluten-free oats and ½ cup chopped nuts {almonds, pecans, cashews}.

Aaand now I’m drooling on my keyboard. Thanks for sharing the goodness, Kara!






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