This Vegan Gluten Free Ginger Pear Crisp with Oats is packed with flavour but is completely gluten free, lower in sugar and packed with fibre!
Everyone has that special meal or dish that reminds them of their childhood. If I were to only choose one, I would say that for me that dish was apple crisp. My grandma used to make the best apple crisp ever, and I’m pretty sure her secret was just lots and lots of brown sugar. Omg it was really really good.
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Why This Recipe Works
While I love a good classic apple crisp, I am also all for switching this up and my vegan gluten free ginger pear crisp totally hits the spot. I also love this recipe because it’s
- Packed with fibre (4 grams)
- So sweet and delicious, and really pairs (ha, see what I did there) well with ginger!
- Got a little zippy kick from the ginger
Large flake oats: Oats are a great source of healthy carbohydrates and packed with fiber. Make sure to purchase gluten free if you have dietary restrictions.
Gluten free flour: Another ingredient to swap for if you have dietary restrictions. This recipe could also totally work with whole wheat flour.
Firm Pears: pears are packed with vitamin c, potassium, and copper. They also add the perfect amount of natural sweetness to this recipe.
Ground Ginger: As mentioned above, ginger adds a bit of tang which makes this pear crisp with oats recipe absolutely delicious.
How To Make This Recipe
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 F and lightly grease an 8×8 inch square baking pan.
Step 2: Combine the flour, Quaker old fashion oats, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Add in pieces of the butter and squeeze them into the flour oat mixture. Stir in the crystallized ginger and set aside.
Step 3: Meanwhile, combine the pears, brown sugar, maple syrup, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Toss to coat. Put into the baking dish and top with the crisp.
Step 4: Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the pears are tender and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm or cold with ice cream.
Looking to make this pear crisp with oats recipe gluten free and vegan? This healthy dessert recipe is super easy and has mainly ingredients you likely already have at home. I start by making the oat crisp topping with flour (gluten free if needed), oats (gluten free if needed), brown sugar, and spices and then mashing in some cold butter (vegan or regular) until you have little bits of butter mixed in with the sugar and flour.
If you can’t get enough of this recipe, but looking to switch it up a bit, you can easily make this into a vegan gluten free apple crisp recipe!
I love anjou pears in this because they’re semi firm, but if you find a firm bartlett those would also work well! I would save any super soft pears for snacking because you don’t want the filling to be mush before the crisp topping browns.
I haven’t tested this gluten free ginger pear crisp in my slow cooker but I have made a berry crisp in the slow cooker and it turned out amazing! The secret is in this post about the berry crisp here.
I love making individual fruit crisp desserts for dinner parties in little ramekins. I would reduce the cooking time to 20-25 minutes and just check on the pear texture by spearing a little piece out of the corner.
It’s so tasty as a decadent breakfast topping on yogurt for days later, even though it will lose its crunchy crisp topping after being stored. But it will stay good to eat for 4 to 5 days.
More Recipe You Might Like
If you loved this pear crisp with oats recipe, you’re gonna LOVE some of these other sweet vegan desserts below –
- WATERMELON CAKE (VEGAN SUMMER DESSERT!)
- VEGAN PECAN PIE (GLUTEN FREE THANKSGIVING DESSERT RECIPE)
- VEGAN MAPLE ROASTED PERSIMMONS AND FIGS
- VEGAN BANOFFEE PIE POPSICLES | GLUTEN FREE SUMMER DESSERT RECIPE
Tell me, are you team crisp, crumble, cobbler, pie or something else? What is your favourite childhood food memory?
Vegan Ginger Pear Crisp
- 1/3 cup gluten free flour or whole wheat flour
- ½ cup large flake oats gluten free if desired
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup finely sliced almonds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- Pinch salt
- 1/3 cup cold vegan butter or regular butter cut into pieces
- 2 tbsp minced crystallized ginger
- 6 cups firm Anjou pears peeled, cored and sliced into ½ inch slices
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp cornstarch or gluten free flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 F and lightly grease an 8×8 inch square baking pan.
- Combine the flour, Quaker old fashion oats, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Add in pieces of the butter and squeeze them into the flour oat mixture. Stir in the crystallized ginger and set aside.
- Meanwhile, combine the pears, brown sugar, maple syrup, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Toss to coat. Put into the baking dish and top with the crisp.
- Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the pears are tender and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm or cold with ice cream.
Updated on July 1st, 2022
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.