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. Would love to try your newest product! :) By the way, this recipe sounds YUM! What fruit can I use in place of the rhubarb? Thanks!

    • Denise – this crisp would be yummy with any fruits, though I like to use combinations best. Apples, pears, any kind of berry … they’d all be great here!

  2. I am so happy to have found your website and all your recipes! Not only am I gluten intolerant, but also dairy which makes things more difficult.
    Your recipes are so YUMMY! They make my life easier and eating a pleasure again-
    Thanks so much!
    And yes-all packaging should be labeled regarding gluten-I back you on that one!

    • Richie – so glad the recipes are helping you! I totally understand how you feel with multiple dietary restrictions, but if we all share ideas and solutions, then all our lives are easier! In my newest book, Free for All Cooking, all the recipes are GF and dairy-free too!

  3. Wow! This recipe sounds yummy! And similar to a cobbler recipe we tried last summer, too. We’d love to try the GF oats!!

    • Diane, oats are naturally gluten-free, but we used to think they contained gluten because they were so routinely contaminated during the growing, milling and packing with other similarly-sized gluten grains. Certified GF oats though, are raised, harvested, milled and packed apart from those other grains though, they remain uncontaminated and thus, may be tested and certified GF!

  4. It makes me salivate just looking at it, I just picked fresh Rhubarb today. I’m going to the store. Thanks

  5. Growing up I never would have thought I would like rhubarb (my mother never cooked with it so I had no idea how it would taste). It wasn’t until I bought a pie that I thought was plain strawberry only to find out later was a combination of rhubarb and strawberry that I discovered I liked it!

  6. Gluten free oats from Jules! Hooray! This recipe looks like a promising alternative to my pre-gluten-free crisp. Thank you!

  7. Fantastic! So glad you now have GF oats. I’m looking forward to trying them. The rhubarb recipe sounds great too.