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Vegan Apple Crisp

This is the best Vegan Apple Crisp ever! Packed with perfectly sweetened and tender apples, topped with a buttery, crispy oat mixture and best served with a scoop of dairy free vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Nora Taylor


For the apple filling:

  • 6 large apples (about 4 lbs), peeled, cored and chopped small
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the topping:


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

For the apple filling

  • Peel, core and chop the apples into thin, small pieces. This will help them get tender in the oven! Place the apples in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted vegan butter with the 3 tablespoons of flour, then add the water, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture over the apples and mix well to coat. Dump the apples into the casserole dish and spread evenly. Set aside and prepare the topping.

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. Sprinkle evenly over the apples in the dish.

To bake

  • Place in the center rack of the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the apples are tender. It should be bubbling, especially on the sides.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream and vegan caramel, if desired. Enjoy!


  1. Granny Smith are by far my favorite apple to use in crispy, but you can use others if needed. Try to choose a crispy baking apple that is not too sweet, or adjust the added sugar.
  2. If you don't like very sweet desserts, feel free to cut back on the sugar both in the filling and the topping. You could probably cut them both in half if needed.
  3. For gluten free, try a gluten free flour and make sure to use gluten free certified rolled oats.


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