Gluten-Free Apple Pistachio Crisp

by Amie on September 10, 2012

Good Morning!

Rise n’ shine for a fresh start to the week.

It’s Monday and I’m makin’ you a batch of gluten-free apple pistachio crisp.

Yes, you heard me right. A simple Autumn apple dish that can easily be served for breakfast, mid-day snack or dessert.

So, sit back and let me introduce you to my new favorite crisp recipe.

It’s hearty, flavorful an full of everything healthy…like apples, pistachios n’ oats.  We’ve all tasted a fancy crisp or a cobbler at one point in our lives but I assure you – you ain’t tasted one like this before.

Unlike many crisp recipes, there’s an absence of sugary junk in this one.  It’s a perfect way to use up your apples during their peak season and you can store it in your fridge for up to four fabulous days.

They don’t call me, ‘The Healthy Apple’ for nothin’.  I make a mean, lean and seriously green scrip, people.

I’m always cookin’ and bakin’ with apples but I got the idea to bake up this special apple dessert from my buddy Kelly from Just a Taste who will be posting a scrumptious apple recipe on Wednesday- so be on the lookout for that one. (She’s got an amazing eye and palate for some pretty gosh darn incredible recipes) I’ll let you find out for yourself with her magical touch.

My crisp is naturally sweet, just the way my clients and I like it and deliciously stuffed with apples and pistachios- along with some fresh orange juice n’ zest and ground cinnamon.

Because what’s a sweet treat if fruit isn’t involved?

Right?

Gluten-Free Apple Pistachio Crisp
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 4
 
Gluten-Free and Vegan
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. stevia
  • 3 Tbsp. Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 3 Honey Crisp apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pistachios
  • ¼ cup gluten-free oats
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine stevia, 1 tablespoon melted butter, cinnamon and orange zest. Add apples; gently toss to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, pistachios, oats, and remaining butter. Using your fingers, mix to form a crumb consistency. Sprinkle crumbs over apples. Drizzle with freshly squeezed orange juice. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Uncover and bake for another 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with a dollop of yogurt.
Notes
Servings: 4 Serving Size: ~ 1 cup Calories: 333 cal • Fat: 14.4 g • Protein: 3.8 g • Carb: 57.2 g • Fiber: 17.3 g • Sugar: 29.3 g • Sodium: 91.7 mg

 

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Charlene Peters September 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hi Amie, What brand of all purpose gluten free flour do you use? I have had some trouble finding a brand that works well for me in recipes…and is the stevia liquid or powder? Love your blog and enjoy your recipes. Makes cooking fun and having food intolereances not so burdensome :)

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Amie September 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

Thank you Charlene; I love using Better Batter! http://shop.betterbatter.org/ Their flour is great. Also, I love using NuNaturals Stevia; it’s nice and sweet for baking! Hope that helps have a wonderful day! SO happy to hear you are enjoying my recipes; always happy to help in anyway possible!

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Alison | a girl defloured September 10, 2012 at 10:44 am

Oh my, Amie! That looks so much more delicious than my usual snack of cinnamon sprinkled apples. I can’t wait to try this–I’m definitely in the mood for FALL!

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Amie September 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

Thanks Alison; enjoy!

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Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) September 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

Love it! Cannot wait to post my pies on Wednesday and link back to this beauty. Love the crunch of salty pistachios and tangy apples.

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Amie September 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

Awe; you are so great. Thanks Kelly I’m so excited to see your treat on Wednesday. xo

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Barb September 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Hi Amy,

I have the NuNaturals stevia in liquid form and also the small packets. How many packets, about, do you think I’d need? I serve Apple Crisp at Thanksgiving every year and would love to serve a more nutritious one. Also, can I use chopped pecans or almonds? Love your recipes!

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Amie September 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Thanks Barb; so nice to hear from you. I would use 2 packets of the stevia or 1 tsp. of the liquid- if that’s not sweet enough you can add more. Yes you can substitute any nut you’d like!

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Beverly Milley September 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

AMIE,

THIS LOOKS WONDERFRUL CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT. THANKS YOU ARE THE BEST!

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Amie September 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanks Beverly; dig in! It’s delish.

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Maggie September 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

My mouth is watering, what an amazing combo of ingredients. When should I come for dessert? Breakfast? Any time :)

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Amie September 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Thanks Maggie; hope you enjoy it! xooxox

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Tabitha James September 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

My gawd, this made me completely and totally drool and fall in love with apples all over again! Beautiful!

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Amie September 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Awe; thanks Tabitha! Hope you enjoy it…have a great night!

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Lisa September 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

Fall = apples = YUM! Cannot wait to try this! Love me a good crisp! I’m thinking it would be awesome with some dates in it too! Or apple-pear crisp? The possibilities are endless! Could I use g-free baking mix (such as Pamela’s) in place of the g-free flour?

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Amie September 13, 2012 at 8:32 am

Thanks so much Lisa! Dates sound amazing in here and pears do too! Yes, you can surely use Pamela’s gluten-free baking mix in place of the flour. Enjoy!

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Lisa September 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

Made this last night! Oh my goodness! I added the dates but completely forgot the nuts! Oops. I didn’t miss them but they would have been divine! Next time I will try quinoa flakes in place of the g-free oats.

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Amie September 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm

So great to hear you enjoyed it Bella! I’ve gotta try adding dates and leaving out the nuts- I bet it was delish. Have a great weekend!

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Heather September 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

My friend, this looks divine!!

I was so excited to see your post on BlogHer featured in the ad updates email :) I added it to our Buffer account to share through HLB, and when I visited your blog to make sure I credited your twitter account correctly, I saw this recipe! HOLY MOLY – this just looks AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS. I’m making one ASAP.

I can’t help but share that you should link this up on HLB’s Weekly Recipe Round up this week – the theme for this week is an ingredient spotlight on APPLES – this would be a great submission to promote through the link up! Here’s the post: http://healthylivingblogs.com/2012/09/recipe-wednesday-ingredient-spotlightapples/

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Amie September 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Awe; you are so kind. Thank you so much darling and so great to hear from you! Hope you are well and miss ya! Have a lovely night. xooxox

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Kerry September 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I am definitely making this one soon!

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Tina September 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Looks delish. Any thoughts on substituting coconut flour for the gf flour?

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Amie September 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Thank you Tina; I haven’t tried using coconut flour for this recipe but I definitely think it’s worth a shot. Try adding the coconut flour and a few more oats; let me know how it turns out! xo

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Crystal Prentiss October 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

OMG! This looks ahhhmazing! Def gonna add this to my list of “Must Try’s”!

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Amie October 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

It’s soooooo yummy; totally a must for Thanksgiving, too! Hehe.

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BEVERLY MILLEY October 13, 2012 at 9:38 am

HI AMIE,

I HAVE BEEN OFF LINE 3 DAYS COMPUTER PROBLEMS, BUT I HAVE MADE THIS AND I USED COCONUT FLOUR AND IT IS DELICIOUS. I WILL MAKE IT AGAIN AROUND THANKSGIVING. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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Amie October 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Great to know, thanks Beverly! Enjoy your weekend.

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BEVERLY MILLEY October 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

HI AMIE,

I HAVE MAKE THIS WITH COCONUT FLOUR IT CAME OUT GREAT!

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Amie October 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Thanks Beverly; so great to hear!

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Sunithi November 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Love this recipe ! Adding it to my GF Cafe with a link. Guessing that will be OK :) !

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Amie November 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Of course you can link to this recipe! Thank you for asking and for the feature Sue!

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midnightvisitor January 24, 2013 at 10:11 pm

We have made this recently. Great to see a similar recipe. Thx for sharing.

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