This Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp is one of the easiest desserts you can make for an easy weeknight treat, the holidays, or special events. I used maple syrup to sweeten it in place of traditional sugar. It is so delicious when served fresh from the oven topped with a dollop of vegan ice cream or Coconut Whipped Cream.

 

Healthy Apple Crisp in baking dish

It is fall and there is an abundance of crisp apples, time to make apple crisp, or crumble.  It’s not only simple to make but incredibly delicious and it is great for serving a large crowd. Other favorite desserts that I love to serve for the holidays are my Vegan Tiramisu, Orange Almond Cake, and my Jamaican Christmas Cake.

Apple crisp topped with vegan vanilla ice cream or coconut whipped cream is so delicious:

  • Comforting
  • Satisfying
  • Naturally Sweet
  • Easy To Make
  • Crunchy on Top

 

Ingredients For Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp

Filling

  1. Apple – for the apples, I love to use sweet and crisp apples like Fuji or honey crisp but you can use your favorite apples. 
  2. Maple Syrup – you can substitute with agave nectar.
  3. Lemon Juice – you can substitute with lime.
  4. Tapioca – substitute with cornstarch or arrowroot. 
  5. Cinnamon – substitute with 1 teaspoon coriander and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom.
  6. Ginger – I prefer fresh ginger.

Topping

  1. Gluten-Free Rolled Oats – any certified gluten-free rolled oats will work, I used Bob’s Red Mills. 
  2. Almond Flour 
  3. Pecans
  4. Coconut Oil
  5. Maple Syrup
  6. Vanilla 
  7. Salt

Healthy Apple Crisp

How To Make Healthy Apple Crisp

I love to use Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Gluten-Free Rolled Oats because it is certified Gluten-Free where each batch is produced and tested in a gluten-free facility.

It was so easy to prepare this healthy apple crisp recipe, I peeled and chopped the apples, tossed with maple syrup, tapioca starch (to thicken the apple juice), and spices. I then place filling in a prepared baking dish and topped with oatmeal and almond meal mixture. It is the best vegan apple crisp!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish or similar size and set aside. Peel, core, and dice apples, and place in a bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice and maple syrup, and stir to combine. Sprinkle tapioca starch/cornstarch, cinnamon (coriander, cardamom), ginger, and toss to coat.
  3. Pour apple mixture into a prepared baking dish and set aside.
  4. In another bowl add oats, almonds flour, pecan, salt, and stir well. Mix in coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix with fingers or fork until crumbly. Spread oat mixture on top of apples.
  5. Cover the baking dish and bake for  50 minutes or until apples are tender, uncover baking dish and bake for 20 more minutes or until topping browns. Delicious served with vanilla ice cream warm or can be served cold.

For more Crisps/Apple Recipes, check out: Berry Crisp, Apple Pie Crumb Topping, Apple Crumble Muffins.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp

A very easy, tasty, and gluten-free vegan apple crisp using gluten-free oatmeal. It is perfect for your holiday menu. Lightly sweetened, moist, and spiced apples, topped with a crunchy topping.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free vegan apple crisp
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 310kcal

Equipment

  • 1 casserole pan

Ingredients

Filling

  • 5 medium apples I used Fuji and Granny Smith, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch or cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or 1 tsp coriander plus a pinch of cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger freshly grated

Crisp

  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Rolled Oats (Bob Red Mills)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup coconut sugar or organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish or similar size and set aside. Peel, core, and dice the apples, then place them in a bowl.
  • Add lemon juice and maple syrup, and stir to combine. Sprinkle tapioca starch, cinnamon (coriander, cardamom), ginger, and toss to coat.
  • Pour apple mixture into a prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • In another bowl, add oats, almonds, flour, pecans, and salt, and stir well. Mix in coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix with fingers or fork until crumbly. Spread the oat mixture on top of the apples.
  • Cover the baking dish and bake for 50 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Uncover the baking dish and bake for 20 more minutes or until the topping browns. This dish is delicious served with vanilla ice cream, warm or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg