Healthy Apple Crisp

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A very easy, tasty and Healthy Apple Crisp for your holiday pleasure that is gluten-free and vegan! Lightly sweetened, moist and spiced apples, topped with a crunchy topping.

Healthy Apple Crisp

This Healthy Apple Crisp is one of the easiest desserts you can make for an easy weeknight treat, the holidays or special events.

Healthy Apple Crisp in baking dish

It’s not only simple but it is gluten-free and vegan but it is also refined sugar-free. Other favorite desserts that I love to serve for the holidays are my Vegan Tiramisu, Orange Almond Cake, and my Jamaican Christmas Cake.

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 a 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!

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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

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

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Per serving

Energy: 210 kcal / 878 kJ
Fat: 10 g
Protein: 33 g
Carbs: 36 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 1 h
Ready in: 1 h 10 min
For: 8 servings





  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 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, cinnamon (coriander, cardamom), ginger and toss to coat.
  3. Pour apple mixture into prepared baking dish and set aside.
  4. In another bowl add oats, almonds flour, 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 baking dish and bake for 45 -50 minutes or until apples are tender, uncover baking dish and bake for 10 more minutes or until topping browns. Delicious served with vanilla ice cream warm or can be served cold.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Jane
    June 24, 2020

    Is it melted coconut oil? Or hard?

  2. Steph
    November 2, 2018

    any recommendation on an alternative to almond flour? V, GF but also allergic to almonds. Sounds delicious!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 2, 2018

      Steph, I would blend some oatmeal to make oat flour and use in place of almond flour.

  3. Ydali Almonte
    September 23, 2018

    Hi Michelle, I’ve made so many of your recipes lately & love them all! I just made this apple crisp and was wondering for how long it can last in the refrigerator

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 23, 2018

      Ydali, thank you very much for your feedback. You can keep the apple crisp refrigerated for 3-4 days. You can also freeze it in portion sizes freezer containers.