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Cranberry Apple Crisp with an Almond Crumble {vegan/gluten free}

  • Author: FitLiving Eats by Carly Paige
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Baked Goods
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This cranberry apple crisp is mostly fruit with just a little bit of sweetness and almond crumble on top. It’s a great option for a festive dessert to show off to friends and family that won’t wreak havoc on your waistline!


  • 4 gala apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice (about 1/2 orange)
  • 1 Tablespoon arrowroot starch (could sub cornstarch)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Almond crumble:
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (or flour)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest (1 orange)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped apples, cranberries, maple syrup, orange juice, arrowroot starch, vanilla extract and cinnamon; stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, add the oats, almond meal, coconut sugar, sliced almonds, coconut oil, orange zest, cinnamon and salt. Mash with a fork, or break the coconut oil up with your fingers until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  4. Pour the apple cranberry mixture into a square baking dish and sprinkle the crumble mixture on top. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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