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Warm Apple Crisp (Vegan & Gluten Free)

This apple crisp is supposed to be a dessert, but I eat it for breakfast! ๐Ÿ˜ Make it a la mode with some dairy free vanilla bean ice cream. Tip: Use the leftover apples from my apple cider recipe to make this delicious apple crisp, so nothing goes to waste! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅง

warm vegan apple crisp recipe

Hey there, Veginners! ๐ŸŒฑโœจ This heavenly dessert is a fusion of tender, spiced apples and a crispy, golden topping. Whether you're using the leftover apple mixture from my apple cider recipe or starting fresh with juicy apples, this recipe is all about bringing warmth and holiday joy to your table.


Imagine the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg wafting through your kitchen as your apple crisp bakes to perfection. It's simple, it's scrumptious, and yes, it's completely vegan and gluten free! So, roll up your sleeves veginners, and let's create some magic together that even non-vegans will rave about. Get ready to impress your friends and fam with this irresistibly delicious warm apple crisp. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅง Happy Thanksgiving!


Warm Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe


Servings: 6-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


Ingredients:


For the filling: use the leftover apple mixture from my apple cider recipe or...

  • 6 large apples (like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup monkfruit sugar substitute

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder

  • 1/2 cup water

For the topping:

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup almond flour or oat flour

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (or vegan butter)

  • Optional topping: dairy-free vanilla bean ice cream

Instructions:


Prepare the filling: (skip this if using the apple mixture from my apple cider recipe)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ยฐF (175ยฐC).

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until apples are well-coated.

  3. Dissolve the cornstarch or arrowroot powder in the water, then add to the apple mixture. Stir to combine.

  4. Transfer the apple mixture to a baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Prepare the topping:

  1. In a separate bowl, combine the rolled oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

  2. Pour in the melted coconut oil or vegan butter, and mix until the dry ingredients are well-coated and a crumbly mixture forms.

Assemble and bake:

  1. Evenly sprinkle the oat topping over the apple mixture in the baking dish.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apple filling is bubbly.

  3. Once your apple crisp is ready, serve warm with your favorite vegan ice cream and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Store leftovers covered in the fridge... just reheat in the oven or enjoy it chilled! For the ultimate treat, pair this dessert with my warm spiced apple cider.

Nutritional Information (Estimated, Per Serving, Without Ice Cream):

  • Calories: 250 kcal

  • Protein: 2 g

  • Total Fat: 9 g

  • Saturated Fat: 7 g (mostly from coconut oil)

  • Carbohydrates: 40 g

  • Dietary Fiber: 5 g

  • Sugars: 20 g (mainly from apples and coconut sugar)

  • Sodium: 100 mg (mainly from the added salt)

vegan blogger holding apple pie

Optionally, you can omit the salt from this recipe. While salt is often included in sweet recipes to enhance and balance flavors, its absence won't drastically change the overall taste of your apple crisp. The primary flavors come from the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweeteners, which will still make the dish delicious.

However, do note that salt can subtly intensify the flavors of the other ingredients, so without it, the sweetness and spice might be slightly more pronounced. If you're reducing or omitting salt for dietary reasons, the recipe will still be enjoyable. If you're open to a hint of complexity in flavor, consider a very small pinch, but it's entirely optional based on your taste preferences and dietary needs.

xo, Cheryl

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