GUEST POST by Kara Swanson: A (delicious!) Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Recipe

Hey y’all! Happy Tuesday! Today on the blog, guest health+food blogger, Kara, is sharing a simply delicious apple crisp recipe made with one of my favorite local granola brands, Seven Sundays. Continue scrolling to read a little more about Kara and pin this delicious and healthy GF recipe now and save it for later! What a great holiday dessert to bring that all your GF friends will love!



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Images taken by Kara Swanson

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

It’s fall and I can’t get enough of everything that comes with it: beautiful changing leaves, the crisp air, warm sweaters, and trips to the apple orchard. Whenever I think of fall, I immediately think of apple crisp. It is one of my favorite desserts. I love the warm, cinnamon smells and I could eat a whole bowl of the crisp topping.

Most apple crisp recipes have so much added sugars so I am happy to say that this one is refined sugar free – sweetened with only pure maple syrup. I promise, your friends and family won’t even know it’s a healthier version.

One thing that I really love about this recipe is how easy + simple it is to make. You can even 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.

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.

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.

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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp


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

1 cup gluten free oats

½ cup chopped nuts {almonds, cashews, walnuts}

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!


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