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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 sure to impress!

dairy free apple crisp being served on a spoon

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

No need to spend tons of times slicing those apples.

vegan apple crisp finished in the baking dish

There are three things that you need to know about me before I start talking about the amazingness that is this best vegan apple crisp.

(1) I typically am not big on apples or apple flavored desserts

(2) apple crisp has never been high on my list of favorite desserts

(3) this vegan apple crumble absolutely blew me away and is now HIGH on my list of easy knock-your-socks-off super easy desserts!

Vegan Apple Crisp Reviews

You don’t just need to take my word for it though!

Scroll down to the bottom of this post if you want to read all of the stellar reviews coming in on this crisp from readers who have tried it.

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

vegan apple dessert with crisp topping up close


My husband always goes on and on about how he would love for me to make him apple pie, apple crisp, or something along those lines.

The poor man was married to me for a year and a half before I finally decided to make something apple related for dessert.

This apple crisp has officially changed my mind on apple flavored and fruit desserts in general!

This recipe inspired me to go on and create more fruit crisp recipes like Blueberry Crisp, Cranberry Blueberry Crisp, Cranberry Apple Crisp, Vegan Blueberry Peach Crisp, and more!

vegan apple crumble

How to make vegan apple crisp

Many apple crumble recipes suggest thinly slicing the apples before cooking.

I considered this for about 3.2 seconds before realizing that 1) I am too lazy for that and 2) it will taste just as good with diced apples.

I was right!

No need to peel or slice, just chop and you’re good to go.

Easy desserts > difficult desserts any day.

No need to sacrifice time or flavor in this recipe!

a wooden spoon taking a scoop of vegan apple crumble from the baking dish


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

And that crisp topping.

So crunchy and the perfect complement to the melt in your mouth apples.

An absolute dairy free comfort food dessert.

My friend made this recipe for me she is vegan I am not, and I think we ate the whole thing that same night!! BEST THING I HAVE EVER EATEN!! Mouth is watering thinking about it! I’m going to try making it soon because I NEED MORE!! – Jenessa

a wooden spoon taking a scoop of vegan apple crumble from the baking dish


I ate a huge bowl of this with bites of vanilla ice cream.

Vanilla ice cream is optional, but highly recommended.

There’s nothing like a big bowl of melt in your mouth fruit crisp with bites of cool and creamy vanilla ice cream!

This will definitely be going on my list of favorite quick and easy desserts!

Best. Dessert. Ever. Used local Honey crisp apples which were perfect. I put some Trader Joe’s a Vanilla soy ice cream on top. My only complaint is that it is completely addicting. Thanks for the recipe! – Laura

vegan apple crisp on a plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

This truly is the BEST VEGAN APPLE CRISP ever! It is caramelized to a perfection which will have your tastebuds dancing! – Kameron

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

What kind of baking dish to use

I have baked this apple crisp in a 9″ pie pan and also in a small casserole dish.

Whatever small casserole dish you have will work!

If you are concerned about the size, just watch the crisp carefully towards the end of cook time to make sure it does not burn.

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Best apple crisp I’ve ever had!! Friends and family all loved it! Simple ingredients and easy to follow instructions.. thank you! – Tatum

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Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Best Vegan Apple Crisp

vegan apple crumble

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 1/2 cups worth)
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch

For the Topping:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 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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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!

theresa

Thursday 28th of November 2019

Your apple crisp is a hit in our family. I used your recipe adding the huckleberries I had picked in the summer. The combination of the two fruits were marvelous and definitely a go to recipe for my non vegan family members.

Joy Shull

Thursday 28th of November 2019

So glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe, huckleberries sound like a delicious addition!

Stephanie

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Can I use the crisp as a crust ?

Joy Shull

Monday 25th of November 2019

No, it would not work as crust.

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