October 13, 2022 2 min read


Apple crisp for one? Yes, please! This is an excellent fall treat. Particularly if you live alone and don't want to make an entire pie for yourself. What's convenient about this recipe is that it can be prepared in the microwave, and the remaining topping can be saved in an airtight container and eaten as cereal.

    • 1/4 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats
    • 1 tablespoon gluten-free oat flour
    • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or maple sugar, maple syrup, brown sugar)
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon vegan butter, softened but not melted*
    • 1 medium apple, diced
    • 1 teaspoon vegan butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (maple sugar or brown sugar)
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon gluten-free oat flour
    • dairy-free vanilla ice cream
  1. Make the crisp topping first. In a bowl, stir together the oats, oat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then cut in the butter with a fork until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Next, wash and dice the apple and add it to a separate bowl with the melted butter, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and oat flour. Stir to combine and then spoon half of the apple mixture to the bottom of a large mug.
  3. Spoon half of the crisp topping over the apples, then add the rest of the apples on top of the crisp layer and finish with the rest of the crisp layer on top. Microwave for 4 minutes. Allow it to cool slightly and then top with dairy-free vanilla ice cream!


GINA FONTANA @healthylitttlevittles  www.healthylittlevittles

Gina Fontana, is the recipe developer, photographer, and certified health coach behind the popular blog Healthy Little Vittles, where she shares delicious plant-based, gluten-free recipes. In 2013, after a lifelong search for answers to her unexplained health ailments, Gina was diagnosed with thyroid disease. Switching to a gluten-free, plant-based diet transformed her life, prompting Gina to share her journey with others. Through her story, recipes and creative photography, Gina’s mission is to inspire people to pursue a healthier lifestyle and nourish our bodies with whole, plant-based foods. She is the published author of the books Moon Milk and The Beginner's Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Baking. She lives in Columbus, OH with her husband, 5 year old son, 3 year old daughter, and two fur babies.