Sweetened with pure maple syrup and topped with an oaty, nut topping, this healthy and easy Vegan Apple Crisp is the perfect fall dessert!
I love fall desserts!
Especially anything involving apples.
Even more so, I love fall desserts that are easy to make and good for me, yet don't compromise on flavor.
Enter in this Vegan Apple Crisp recipe!
How to Make Vegan Apple Crisp
Like I said above, this vegan apple crisp recipe is really easy to make and chock full of good-for-you ingredients. Plus, it's gluten-free!
To make this vegan apple crisp, simple follow the step-by-step instructions (with pictures!) below:
Step 1: Choose, peel and chop your apples.
When it comes to making apple-based desserts, it's important to choose the right kind of apples. Usually crisp, tart apples are the best apples for baking as they hold their shape well and balance out any added sugar.
For this recipe, you'll need about 6-8 medium-sized apples.
Start by peeling off the skin. I like to use a vegetable peeler, but a sharp knife works fine too. Honestly, if you don't mind apple skin, you can always leave the skin on for some added fiber and nutrition.
After you've peeled your apples, chop them into bite-size pieces and place them into a medium-sized sauce pan.
Step 2: Cook and sweeten the apples.
To the peeled and chopped apples in your pot, add a touch of maple syrup and some cinnamon. Stir everything together until well combined.
Place the pot over medium heat and allow the apples to cook for about 10 minutes or until softened, stirring often.
Step 3: Prepare the crumble topping.
While the apples cook, you can prepare the crumble topping.
Start by processing the nuts into a coarse meal. I love using pecans, almonds or walnuts! Then combine the ground nuts with oats and cinnamon and stir to combine.
Pour maple syrup and coconut oil over the nut and oat mixture and stir until all the nuts and oats have been well coated. Set aside.
Step 4: Top apples with crumble topping and bake.
Once the apples have softened, pour them into a baking dish. An 8x8 dish should work well for this recipe.
Top the apples evenly with the crumble topping and bake the vegan apple crisp for about 20-25 minutes in a preheated 350F degree oven. You'll know the apple crisp is done when the top is slightly golden brown.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy!
Scoop hearty portions of the apple crisp onto plates and serve with banana ice cream, store-bought vegan ice cream or homemade coconut whipped cream.
What About Gluten-Free?
Thankfully, if you're in need of a gluten-free and vegan apple crisp, this recipe is indeed gluten-free!
However, one thing you may need to verify when dealing with severe gluten allergies is that your oats are certified gluten-free (the ones I use and recommend are Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats). This is usually specified on the packaging!
Whether you're vegan, gluten-free or none of the above, this dessert is so simple to make and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, it's healthy enough for breakfast (at least in my opinion)!
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Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 °F and set aside an 8x8 baking dish.
- Place all of your peeled and chopped apples into a large sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add in the maple syrup and cinnamon and stir to combine. Cook the apples for about 10 minutes or until softened.
- Once the apples have softened, pour them into your baking dish and top them with the crumb mixture.
- Place the baking dish into your oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.
- Serve warm with dairy-free ice cream or coconut whipped cream!