Gluten Free Oatmeal Crisp Recipe

Gluten Free Oatmeal Crisp Recipe

Shopping farmers’ markets and roadside fruit and vegetable stands is one of my favorite things to do. In the spring, I love to couple rhubarb with strawberries and raspberries for a delightful (& super easy) gluten free oatmeal crisp!

Later in the summer, my combinations include peaches and pecans or mixed berries. In the winter, I love to use frozen tart cherries. Pretty much anything goes with this easy gluten free oatmeal crisp. I’d love to hear what combos you love, too!

gluten free oatmeal crisp in bowl

Gluten free peach-blueberry oatmeal crisp


In the fall I switch gears to making apple concoctions (apple + cranberries is incredible!), and since I froze my early season raspberries, I can still combine the two for a fantastically festive fall dessert!

gluten free oatmeal crisp before baking

Pile on those fruits, as they cook down during baking — the more fruit, the merrier, right?


chop chop with first lady not making gluten free oatmeal crisp

It’s good to know I’m not the only one thinking this way about using the bounty of fresh fruits available in the summer. In 2011 here in Maryland, our First Lady launched “Chop Chop Maryland” at the Government House, and my kids and I were honored to have been invited to attend.

The initiative, a state-wide effort to support the efforts of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity, focuses on getting kids into the kitchen with fun, healthy and local foods. The state teamed up with Sally Sampson’s Chop Chop Magazine (“The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families”) to create this new initiative with monthly recipes featured online, at local non-profits and health organizations, and sent via text message.

poster of non gluten free oatmeal crispDr. Judith Palfrey, the head of the “Let’s Move” campaign, joined with my kids and others to make a local apple crisp as the first “Chop Chop Maryland” recipe. Although it wasn’t gluten-free (they used wheat flour and non-certified gluten free oats), it easily could have been, leading me to share my gluten free version then, and to reshare it now.

Whether you hit the farmer’s market, grow your own fruit, find frozen berries in your freezer, chop apples, or otherwise, you need to try this quick gluten free oatmeal crisp. It’s a real crowd pleaser and an easy way to get kids cooking with you in the kitchen as well!

gluten free fruit crisp with cocowhip

This yummy peach, strawberry & blueberry crisp is topped with So Delicious’ Cocowhip topping!


Super easy, super fast and super friendly – a recipe you’ll want to keep in your dessert arsenal, for sure! To watch a video of just how easy it is to make a fruit crisp, check this out! Also, check this list for fruits that are Low FODMAP, if you’re interested, since the rest of this recipe’s ingredients comply with most Low FODMAP diets.

Note: only use purity protocol CERTIFIED Gluten Free oats when following a gluten free diet. To read more about GF oats and their safety, hop to my article, “Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?

gfJules gluten free cherry crisp

Gluten Free Oatmeal Crisp

Gluten Free Oatmeal Crisp

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This easy gluten free oatmeal crisp will make whatever fresh or frozen fruits you love even better!


Fruit Filling:

  • 2 cups rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or 5-6 apples, peaches or pears, peeled & sliced)
  • 1-2 cups fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or cranberries (or strawberries, halved)
  • 1/4 cup gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown or coconut palm sugar or 1-2 Tbs. maple, coconut or agave syrup (or less, depending on the sweetness of the fruit you use)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Crisp Topping:


Preheat oven to 400° F.

Prepare an 8×8 or 9×13 baking dish by oiling the bottom and sides lightly (a smaller pan will yield a thicker crisp and will need to bake longer).

In a large bowl, stir to combine all filling ingredients. Set aside while preparing the topping.

Combine all dry topping ingredients in a large bowl, then cut in the butter or Buttery Sticks using a pastry cutter or an electric mixer or large food processor. The mixture should be like clumpy gravel in texture when the butter is incorporated.

If you mound the fruit and toppings as these are, wrap the outside of the pans with foil in case the juices overflow. The fruit will reduce as it cooks, so overfilling to some extent is a good idea.

Pour the fruit filling mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan and sprinkle with the topping until covered evenly. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is lightly browned.

Serve warm as it is, or top with ice cream or non-dairy “ice creams”

Make it with whatever fruit you love most!

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This gluten free oatmeal crisp is a super easy, super fast and super friendly recipe made with award-winning gfJules Gluten Free Flour for no-grit goodness!


This gluten free oatmeal crisp is a super easy, super fast and super friendly recipe made with award-winning gfJules Gluten Free Flour for no-grit goodness!
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218 thoughts on “Gluten Free Oatmeal Crisp Recipe

  1. Hooray for Jules GF Oats! We paid an outrageous amount for GF matzoh made from GF oats this Passover – maybe before next Passover you’ll offer a GF oat matzoh recipe? Please? :)

    • Marsha – I’ve been making oat matzoh for many years – LOVE the stuff! Take a minute to search my blog when you’re looking for recipes like this – it’s listed under “matzo“! I’m sorry you didn’t see it for Passover this year!!! I brought it to a seder and all the gluten eaters liked mine better – ha! LOVE when that happens! Enjoy!

  2. I’m making this next weekend!

    I was wondering what difference it would make to use salted butter versus unsalted? Too salty?? ;)

    • Hi Brenna, yes, it’s basically just too much salt when it’s not needed (or good for you!). You can certainly use salted butter, but in recipes calling for unsalted butter, it’s a good idea to cut back on, or cut out any additional salt.

  3. Rhubarb Yummmmmmmmmmmm. Love crisps too. My favprote dessert when I was young was pear crisp we didn’t have rhubarb back then at our house. Have it now and I’ve been craving for months. Really going to try this. After it stops raining…

  4. I’m looking forward to trying your new oats. The Raspberry Rubarb Cobbler sounds really good. I’ll have to try it using raspberries instead of strawberries.

  5. Looks wonderful! My husband grew up on a South Dakota farm and talks about the rhubarb and strawberry jam his mom and grandmother would make so I’m sure he’d love this too! Thanks Jules for making GF fun and delicious!

    • Vickie – how ’bout an exchange!? I’d love the recipe for your hubbie’s grandmother’s rhubarb and strawberry jam!! YUM!!! : )

    • Kasey, I won’t tell anyone you’ve never bought rhubarb before. Your secret is safe here … well, sortof! ; )

  6. I love GF Oats. And now Jules thanks for your newly certified GF Oats,,,another product option. Can’t wait to make the Raspberry Rhubarb crisp! Summer can now start!

  7. Thanks for the recipe. Was thinking we would miss summer fruit crisps this year with a lack of gluten-free oats available-my daughter was just diagnosed in March with celiac. Thanks for another wonderful product – can’t wait to try it!

  8. I’ve been on a GF diet now for a year. I think it’s about time to start adding oats back into my diet. What a great recipe to start with. Thanks.

  9. Really like that your receipes are simple, not requiring lots of ingreidents. Can’t believe I’ve found GF oats! Thought I’d try this one using both the berries. Thanks for making baking fun again.

  10. We found out 1 year ago that our daughter was gluten sensitive. We have since been using your products, especially the flour. Today she had a sandwich made from the bread mix and said “I feel guilty eating this, but it is so good to know my tummy won’t hurt later”. Thanks Jules for making it possible for her enjoy bread again!

    • Shelly – that’s so great! It makes me so happy to hear that! Give your daughter a hug from Miss Jules and tell her she can feel guilty all she wants now, and still feel good!!! hugs to you, too!

    • Judy – I know! I could barely keep the secret! We’ve been using the oats to make homemade granola and it’s so delicious!!! I put granola on top of everything – even salads! A-mazing!