I've made many many crisps over the years. They aren't difficult, the recipes are all fairly similar to each other. This makes crisps a really quick and easy dessert to put together. 5 cups of fruit, some sugar and spice and a buttery, brown sugary topping. Yum.
Well, since going gluten free I've been trying to incorporate oats in my topping, something I always used to do with Quaker quick oats and can no longer do with my gluten free oats. Every time I tried to use my steel cut oats straight out of the package the topping would come out... gummy almost slimy, kind of like, well... oatmeal. So I decided to try something out this time around, I toasted my oats in the oven before adding them to my crumble topping mix. I put the recipe together, hopeful that I would get the results I was looking for. Not only did it work perfectly this time around but my family managed to put away this 9x9 pan of apple crisp in record time (and my husband asked me to make another the next day.)