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Best Vegan Apple Crisp

The best vegan apple crisp you’ll ever eat! Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. This easy vegan apple dessert comes together in just 15 minutes and is a fall must have.

vegan apple crisp in a bowl topped with a scoop of ice cream

Vegan apple crisp has become one of our most treasured fall favorite desserts.

We make it every year, and even our non vegan or vegetarian family members request this recipe!

This dairy free apple crisp is sure to please your family, and it comes together in just minutes.

It’s high on our list of fall favorites along with these apple crisp bars and gluten free apple crisp.

ingredients to make vegan apple crisp

Vegan Apple Crisp Ingredients

  • apples: any type will do, but we like pink or red varieties.
  • lemon juice: to help keep the apples from turning brown
  • sugar: cane sugar or white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • corn starch: to thicken the apple crisp filling
  • whole wheat flour: to make the crumbly oat crisp topping
  • coconut oil
  • vegan butter: earth balance is our favorite
  • vegan ice cream, for topping: of course this is optional. But a scoop of creamy cold ice cream on top of warm apple crisp is simply the best!
a wooden spoon scooping apple crisp from the pan

How to make vegan apple crisp

Step 1: dice the apples into chunks and place in a large mixing bowl. You will need around 6 medium sized apples, or about 6 ½ cups worth of diced apples.

apples cut up in a bowl

Step 2: Add the remaining filling ingredients to the same bowl as the apples: lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and corn starch. Give it a good stir and let it sit while you work on the crisp topping.

Step 3: While the apple filling marinates, prepare the crisp topping. Melt the butter and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.

Stir together the melted butter and coconut oil with the remaining crisp topping ingredients: brown sugar, whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and salt. The mixture should resemble wet sand.

apples cut up in a bowl

Step 4: Stir the apple crisp filling again, then pour into a greased baking dish. Any medium sized baking dish or pie plate will work well for this recipe. Distribute the apple crisp topping over the tops of the apples evenly.

Step 5: Bake the vegan apple crisp at 350 degrees for around an hour, until the apples are bubbly on the edges and the crisp topping has started to brown and crisp up.

apples in a baking dish

Step 6: Allow the apple crisp to cool and rest for around 15 – 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

vegan apple crisp in a baking dish

My very picky 17 year old vegan daughter made this recipe for us and it’s the best dessert we’ve ever tasted! Thanks for sharing! – Keri

This dairy free apple crisp inspired me to go on and create more fruit crisp recipes like Blueberry Crisp, Cranberry Blueberry Crisp, Cranberry Apple Crisp, Strawberry Crisp, and Vegan Blueberry Peach Crisp.

This recipe has restored my faith in the Internet. There is no better place to put your freshly-picked Honeycrisp apples than here. I was never into oats as a dessert ingredient, but this is a real game-changer, and *very* easy to assemble – Laura

apple crisp in a bowl


The apple filling becomes bubbly and delicious and the crumble on top gets a little crisp on it towards the end.

The crisp topping is so deliciously addicting! So crunchy and the perfect complement to the melt in your mouth apples. The best dairy free comfort food dessert.

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a wooden spoon scooping apple crisp from the pan

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vegan apple crisp in a bowl topped with a scoop of ice cream

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Yield: 8 servings

Best Vegan Apple Crisp

vegan apple crisp in a bowl topped with dairy free ice cream

The best vegan apple crisp recipe you'll ever eat! This vegan dessert is a fall must have.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 6 medium apples, diced into chunks (about 6 ½ cups worth)
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch

For the Topping:

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup vegan butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Cut apples into chunks and place in a large bowl
  2. Add remaining filling ingredients to bowl (lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, sea salt, and corn starch) and toss with the apples until well combined
  3. In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the topping. Melt the coconut oil and vegan butter before adding to the mixture. The topping should resemble wet sand once mixed well
  4. Pour apple mixture into a pan (I used a 9" pie dish)
  5. Cover evenly with the topping
  6. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, or until the apples are bubbly and the top starts to brown
  7. Allow to cool/rest for 15-20 minutes before serving
  8. Serve alone or with (vegan) ice cream to keep it vegan!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 34gProtein: 2g

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Donna

Monday 28th of February 2022

The best apple crisp I've ever had.....and my husband agrees! Vegan or Non-Vegan.......the best!!!!! Didn't change a thing

Kelley

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Second time making this and it’s my favorite recipe for apple crisp. I used flour instead of cornstarch at a 1:1 ratio because that’s what I had on hand, use pink lady or honey crisp apples and even added about a quarter cup chopped pecans once just because I felt like it. It’s the perfect filling to topping ratio! Thank you so much for this recipe.

Joy Shull

Thursday 18th of March 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed it Kelley. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!

Yanique

Saturday 24th of October 2020

Made this today! Omg!!! Sooooo yummy! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. ❤️

Lesley

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

hello! i know you've received quite a few questions regarding which apples can be used, but i just want to make sure! can i or cant i use red apples?

also if i have old fashioned oats instead of rolled oats, will the recipe still work?

Joy Shull

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

Red apples should be fine, and old fashioned oats are the same thing as rolled oats :)

Lynne Schreiber

Saturday 30th of November 2019

Thank you for this great recipe! I made this for Thanksgiving for my family for the 2nd year in a row. My 3 adult children are all vegan some of us are not but all love it equally. I made it the day before and warmed it up to serve.

Joy Shull

Sunday 1st of December 2019

I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe!

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