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When fall is here apples are the queen of the farmer’s market. Aside from eating fresh, apples are great for baking AND cooking. This post has some of our favorite Gluten-Free Apple Recipes!

Gluten Free Apple Recipes

There is no better way to get into the spirit of fall than to include apples in as many dishes as possible. Whether you’ve been apple picking and have a few bushels or couldn’t resist picking up a peck or two at the farmer’s market, we’ve got you covered for our best Gluten-Free Apple recipes!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal: This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe is just what you need to make for breakfast! It is as good freshly baked as it is for meal prep. This classic flavor combination smells so good when it is baking, and bonus it’s so easy to put together. This dairy-free and gluten free oatmeal bake doesn’t contain any refined sugars and is a great fiber-rich and filling breakfast or snack.

Apple Pie Chia Pudding

Apple Pie Chia Pudding: Making chia pudding could not be more simple, just like overnight oats. PLUS, you can get creative and make it to satisfy your favorite tastes and/or your sweet tooth. Now that Fall is in the air (and the farm is stocking up with my favorite Fall produce), I wanted to mix in something warm, like warm apple pie filling infused with just the right amount of cinnamon. You with me on this one? Packed with nutrients, delicious, and filling. Pure heaven, and took a total of 3 minutes to prepare!

Paleo Apple Scones

Gluten-Free Apple Scones: These Gluten-Free Apple Scones are the perfect fall baking recipe. They are light and crumbly and full of apples and cinnamon. They are such a treat to serve to serve on crisp fall morning! I am so excited that we’ve finally perfected the ultimate gluten-free scones that will be the hit of your weekend brunch, the star of the dessert table, or the perfect snack!

Apple oat muffins

Apple Oat Muffins: These Healthy Apple Muffins are made with oat flour and are packed with seasonal apples and raisins. These gluten free apple muffins are easy to make, using just one bowl to put together! They make a great on-the-go breakfast or snack, will be a hit with picky kids and are 100% nut-free!

Gluten-free apple bread.

Apple Bread: This loaf is stuffed full of apples and raisins and is so moist. Made using a nut-free blend of oat flour and coconut flour,  it’s also dairy-free and refined-sugar free. It’s the perfect weekend (or weeknight!) baking project, especially after a day of apple picking, that will be loved by everyone, gluten-free or not!

Apple upside down cake.

Apple Upside Down Cake: This cake is unbelievably simple to make and so delicious. It’s grain-free, nut-free and dairy-free but with no shortage of delicious apple cinnamon flavor. It’s perfect to serve up for Rosh Hashanah or to whip up for a weekend baking project after you’ve gone apple picking.

Apple cider doughnuts.

Apple Cider Donuts: Who doesn’t love a good munchkin? These Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts are grain-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugar! The batter is made in one bowl and easily baked up in the oven for the perfect fall treat.

No Sugar Added Slow Cooker Apple Butter (whole30 & paleo) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Apple Butter: This Slow Cooker Apple Butter has no added sugar and is my all-time favorite Fall spread. It’s Whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly, and is so delicious! It’s filled with in-season fresh apples and fall spices that will make you’re home smell heavenly.

Gluten-Free Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies (Gluten-Free): These Apple Hand Pies are such a great fall treat using my popular gluten-free pie crust recipe made with almond flour, and a classic apple pie filling that is heavy on the apple flavor, and perfect for so many things (hello pancakes & waffle topping)! They’re gluten-free and and the cutest thing to bake up with the bushels of fresh apples undoubtedly piling up in people’s homes this fall!  Plus, they are NOT hard to make!

Gluten-free Apple Galette

Gluten Free Apple Galette: This Gluten Free Apple Pie has all the markings of the classic version we all know and love: a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s the perfect pie to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to celebrate the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.

Paleo Apple Pie Slice

Gluten Free Apple Pie: This Gluten Free Apple Pie has all the markings of the classic version we all know and love: a buttery crust with thinly sliced juicy apples laced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s the perfect pie to serve during the holidays or a fun weekend baking project to mark the fall season! It’s made using unrefined sweeteners and uses the BEST gluten-free crust.

Apple Cider Sangria Pitcher

Apple Cider Sangria: This Apple Cider Sangria is everyone’s favorite Fall cocktail! It’s flavorful, packed with cinnamon, ginger, apple cider, and white wine for the perfect dinner party sangria! Serve it with a caramel rim (or opt out for simplicity), make a large pitcher, and enjoy this easy fall cocktail!

Gluten free apple pie bars.

Gluten-free Apple Pie Bars: All the flavors of apple pie without much of the work! These bars are gluten and dairy-free!

Skillet apple pork chops.

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions: These boneless Pork Chops with Apples recipe is the quintessential fall meal. The pork chops are perfectly cooked and paired with sweet and savory fall flavors like sage, apple cider and apples.

Apple cider braised chicken.

One Pot Apple Cider Braised Chicken: This One-Pot Apple Cider Braised Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon is the perfect fall meal! Packed with vegetables and hearty autumn flavor, this dish will be the hit of any dinner, weekday or weeknight!

Apple Sage Turkey Meatballs

Apple Sage Turkey Meatballs: These Apple Sage Turkey Meatballs are the perfect fall dinner. They’re warm and comforting with just enough hint of spice to make you remember the season has changed. But even better is that you can have them on your table in under 30 minutes after coming home from fantastic fall activities! Oh, and they’re paleo, gluten-free and absolutely kid-friendly!

Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

Sheet Pan Kielbasa Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner: This Sheet Pan Kielbasa Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner has unique flavors and is an easy way to get dinner on the table. Aside from prepping up a few veggies it’s largely hands-off cooking which means more time in your life! It’s Paleo and Whole30 friendly and will be a hit with the whole family.

Apple Dill Chicken Salad [low-carb, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]| Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Apple Dill Chicken Salad: This refreshing salad takes 10 minutes to toss together, all in one-bowl for minimal cleanup, and loaded with delicious Fall flavors.

Three small jars of instant pot apple sauce.

Instant Pot Apple Sauce: Naturally sweet (with no added sugar), and so delicious, this recipe for apple sauce is a must for when you return with arms full of apples from the orchards this fall.

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Kale

Apple, Sweet Potato and Kale Quinoa Salad: This kale quinoa salad is the ultimate Fall salad! Packed with massaged kale, cooked quinoa, diced apples, roasted sweet potatoes, pistachios, and the perfect maple balsamic dressing; it’s an Autumn salad everyone will love!

Guide To Eating And Baking With Apples

Admittedly, not all apples are created equally. While they all taste delicious, different apples perform better for cooking, eating and baking. Check out this handy guide that outlines 12 different apple varieties for you!

Guide To Apples

Best Apples for Eating

  • Gala
  • Fuji
  • Red Delicious
  • Golden Delicious
  • Honey Crisp

Best Apples for Baking

  • Cortland
  • Gala
  • Granny Smith
  • Golden Delicious

Best Apples for Apple Sauce

  • Macintosh
  • Cortland
  • Gravenstein
  • Golden Delicious
  • Jonagold

Best Apples for Apple Pie

  • Granny Smith
  • Gala
  • Honey Crisp
  • Cortland

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  1. This is just an overview and a good starting point for people! There are SO many apple varieties out there 🙂 This isn’t meant to be an end all be all list 🙂

  2. I love honey-crisp apples but they are too expensive to eat everyday therefore I eat Granny Smith’s and love them. Also West Virginia apples. I don’t know about the other apples except Red/Golden delicious. Thank you for this site…love it.

  3. I also disagree slightly with the chart? I use McIntosh apples to bake with? When I can find them in the Pacific Northwest, I use half thicker slices of Mcs along with a firmer apple sliced thinner. Jonagold is one that we all like! Thanks for the recipes & tips!

  4. I made these very late at night when I realized I had nothing “sweet” for hubby’s lunch? It was good, but the apple didn’t seem to cook much before the pastry was very brown? Any solutions? How thick was the slice? I also made this with slices of semi firm peaches? I was afraid to use really ripe and have it become too mushy. It was really good too!

  5. Hi Lexi– I only eat organic apples but have a question about apple picking. Do you only look for orchards that are organic for apple picking, or do you go to local orchards to pick apples to support the local community but could also risk having all the pesticides and other chemicals on them? I am torn on what to do because there are not many organic apple orchards in Wisconsin, but I also want to only eat organic apples. Just wanted to get someone elses opinion on this; eat local possibly not organic or just buy organic apples from the store?

  6. I love apples! Gala is my absolute favorite, but I always wonder how certain apples cook and if it would work in certain applications. This guide is perfect. Pinned!

  7. I love apple smoothies! Simple apple pie smoothie with a honey crisp apple, 1 tbsp flaxmeal, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 scoop vanilla protein (optional), cinnamon and unsweetened almond milk to taste. I like to make mine on the thicker side and top with paleo granola. Yum!