Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp

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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.

Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp

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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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 210 kcal / 878 kJ
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Carbs: 36 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 43 min
  • Ready in: 53 min
For: 8 servings

Ingredients

Filling

Crisp

Instructions

  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 a prepared baking dish and set aside.
  4. In another bowl add oats, almonds flour, pecans, 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.
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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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10 Comments
  1. Claudette Angela Gauntlett
    November 25, 2020

    Is it dry since no liquid is used?

  2. Jean
    September 24, 2020

    Could this be made oil free?

  3. Jane
    June 24, 2020

    Is it melted coconut oil? Or hard?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.