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Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe

This vegan apple crisp is a comforting and delicious dessert that’s perfect for fall. The tender and juicy apples are baked with a crunchy oat and nut topping. You will find a beautiful contrast of textures and flavors.

The use of coconut oil and maple syrup in this recipe gives the topping a nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Trust us, this pairs perfectly with the tartness of the apples. This crisp is a vegan-friendly dessert that will satisfy your sweet cravings.

Vegan Apple Crisp

Course: DessertDifficulty: Medium


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This vegan apple crisp recipe is a delicious and easy dessert that’s perfect for fall. The crisp and buttery topping pairs perfectly with the sweet and tangy apple filling, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. With simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, this recipe is sure to become a go-to for any apple lover.


  • For the filling
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • For the topping
  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F and grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  • To make the filling, toss together the sliced apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour the apple mixture into the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • To make the topping, combine the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, chopped pecans, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt in a separate mixing bowl.
  • Mix well until the ingredients are well combined and the mixture forms clumps.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apple mixture, covering it evenly.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender.
  • Remove the crisp from the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.


  • Use a mix of tart and sweet apples for a well-balanced flavor. Granny Smith and Honeycrisp are great options.
  • Make sure the topping is evenly distributed over the apple mixture for even baking.
  • Use melted coconut oil to help the topping form clumps and get crispy.
  • You can add other nuts like walnuts or almonds to the topping for extra crunch and flavor.

Complete Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories450
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 28g 44%
    • Saturated Fat 13g 65%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 230mg 10%
  • Potassium 0mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g 17%
    • Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    • Sugars 27g
  • Protein 5g 10%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    image of vegan apple crisp in a bowl

    Alterations and Modifications

    • Instead of apples, you can use pears or a combination of apples and pears.
    • To make the crisp gluten-free, you can use almond flour or a gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour.
    • For a nutty flavor, you can add chopped nuts such as almonds or pecans to the topping.
    • To make the crisp more indulgent, you can add vegan chocolate chips or vegan caramel sauce to the filling or topping.
    • To make the crisp lower in sugar, you can reduce the amount of sugar used in the filling and topping, or use a natural sweetener such as maple syrup or agave nectar.
    • For a spiced apple crisp, you can add cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to the filling or topping.
    • To make the crisp more nutritious, you can add chia seeds or flax seeds to the topping for added fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
    • For a tropical twist, you can add shredded coconut or chopped pineapple to the topping.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q: What type of apples should I use for this recipe?

    A: You can use any type of apples that you like, but firm apples such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work well in this recipe as they hold their shape when baked.

    Q: How do I know when the crisp is done baking?

    A: You can test if the crisp is done baking by checking if the topping is golden brown and crispy, and if the filling is bubbling around the edges. It should take around 40-45 minutes to bake.

    Q: How do I store the vegan apple crisp?

    A: You can store the crisp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you want to keep it for longer, you can freeze it for up to 2 months. Just be sure to let it thaw completely before reheating in the oven.

    Q: Can I make the crisp ahead of time?

    A: Yes, you can prepare the crisp ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a day before baking. Just be sure to add an extra 10-15 minutes of baking time if you’re baking it straight from the fridge.

    Q: Can I use coconut oil instead of vegan butter in the topping?

    A: Yes, you can use melted coconut oil in place of vegan butter in the topping. Just be sure to let it cool slightly before mixing it with the other ingredients.

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