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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.

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

This vegan apple crisp is the best fall dessert!

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 vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

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!
dairy free apple crisp

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

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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 delicious! So crunchy and the perfect complement to the melt in your mouth apples. The best dairy free comfort food dessert.

a wooden spoon scooping apple crisp from the pan

Apple Crisp FAQs

How do I store apple crisp?

Leftover vegan apple crisp can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave when ready to serve.

What is apple crisp topping made of?

Apple crisp topping is made of a mixture of flour, oats, butter or oil, sugar, and salt.

What is the best way to serve apple crisp?

Apple crisp is best served hot from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add a caramel sauce drizzle to really take it over the top!

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

Best Vegan Apple Crisp

Joy Shull
The best vegan apple crisp recipe you'll ever eat! This vegan dessert is a fall must have.
4.63 from 112 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 347 kcal


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
  • cup vegan butter melted


  • Cut apples into chunks and place in a large bowl
  • Add remaining filling ingredients to bowl (lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, sea salt, and corn starch) and toss with the apples until well combined
  • 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
  • Pour apple mixture into a pan (I used a 9" pie dish)
  • Cover evenly with the topping
  • Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, or until the apples are bubbly and the top starts to brown
  • Allow to cool/rest for 15-20 minutes before serving
  • Serve alone or with vegan ice cream and vegan caramel sauce drizzle



Calories: 347kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.04gSodium: 216mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 5gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 435IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 11th of October 2022

this may be a silly question but is it okay to peel the apples before putting them in? apple skins is always hard for me to eat

Joy Shull

Thursday 13th of October 2022

Yes, that's fine!


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


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!


Saturday 24th of October 2020

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


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 :)