The best vegan apple crisp ever! An easy and comforting dessert that goes perfectly with a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream.

vegan apple crisp served in a white bowl with ice cream

Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts. The fresh, juicy apples…. The crisp, buttery topping…. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream… Absolute perfection.

This Vegan Apple Crisp is such a wonderful recipe. It’s easy to make and has the perfect ratio of apples to crisp topping. It makes a LOT so it’s great for potlucks, holidays and large get togethers. I highly suggest you serve it warm with non-dairy vanilla ice cream. There are so many great vegan ice cream options out there now; even Target has a wide selection!

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What kind of apples are best to use for Vegan Apple Crisp?

You really can use any kind of apple for vegan apple crisp, but I generally prefer granny smith. They are tart, firm and delicious in this recipe.

Honeycrisp, pink lady, braeburn, jonagold, and golden delicious are all great options as well.

vegan apple crisp in casserole dish

For the topping, you can use either vegan butter or coconut oil. I prefer the flavor of earth balance vegan butter over some of the other options out there, but coconut oil also works well and you can’t taste any coconut.

For either option, make sure it’s softened but not melted.

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Can I make vegan apple crisp gluten free?

Yes, you can use a gluten free flour mix in place of the all purpose flour such as Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour. Use this in the apple mixture as well as the topping.

This vegan apple crisp serves about 12 people, so feel free to cut the recipe in half and use a smaller dish if you want. You can also slice the apples instead of chopping them, if preferred. This recipe is quite forgiving and flexible, so have fun!


vegan apple crisp in casserole dish with wooden spoon

If you liked this Vegan Apple Crisp, you may also like this Gluten Free Vegan Apple Crumble Pie.

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Vegan Apple Crisp

The best vegan apple crisp ever! An easy and comforting dessert that goes perfectly with a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream.
5 from 3 votes


For the apple filling:

  • 8 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the topping:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter OR coconut oil, softened


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a 9 X 13 casserole dish with oil.

For the apple filling:

  • In a large bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Make sure the apples are well coated, then transfer to the casserole dish.

For the topping:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt to combine. 
  • Using clean fingers or a pastry cutter, work the softened vegan butter or coconut oil into the flour mixture until well combined.

To bake:

  • Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples, and bake for about 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the apples are tender.
  • Serve with a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream, if desired. Enjoy!


  1. You can use any kind of apples for this recipes. I used granny smith apples, but I like to switch it up. Sometimes I use honeycrisp, fuji or whatever else I can find. 
  2. You can use vegan butter OR coconut oil for the topping. I suggest earth balance vegan butter, it has a good flavor for baking. I haven't tried this oil-free, but you may be able to replace the oil/butter with applesauce. 


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 295kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 216mg, Potassium: 224mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 425IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 1mg


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