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Best Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe
This vegan apple crisp is absolutely delicious, with the perfect balance of sweet and spice!
It has a crunchy oat-and-spice crumble topping and an irresistible spiced apple filling.
The perfect baked apple treat that seriously comes together in no time, you just mix, layer and bake!
I love simple recipes like this, and this one packs all the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, without much time or effort.The only way to serve this apple crisp is warm with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream on top!
The ice cream melts just a bit and makes for the perfect comforting dessert, it’s like the holidays in a bowl!
Baked Apples with Oat Crumble Topping
Apples are such a tasty fruit to bake with – they have such a classic sweet flavor and are so well complimented with comforting spices.
I also love the combined textures of the crunchy crumble topping and the soft baked apples.
I added just a sprinkle of flour to help the apple mixture be just a pinch thicker, as well as flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, with a small splash of lemon juice for freshness and to preserve the apples.
Another great part of this recipe is how AMAZING your home will smell while it bakes!
The fruit and spices release the best aroma, and the golden brown final result is almost too pretty to cut into.
How to Make Easy Homemade Apple Crisp
Preparing the Oat Topping
To make this yummy baked apple dessert, start by adding your dry topping ingredients to a bowl, and mix them together well.
Add the cold, cubed vegan butter (be sure to use butter sticks and not from a tub), and cut it in with a pastry cutter or two forks.
Once it has a crumbly texture place it in the fridge while you preparing the filling.
Preparing the Spiced Apple Filling
Now, peel your apples, chop around the core and toss the core out.
Cut the apples into slices and add them to a large bowl – this will take a few minutes, but it’ll be worth it!
Add the remaining filling ingredients and toss well to evenly coat the apples.
How to Bake and Serve Apple Crisp
Now, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Pour your apple slices into a deep 8×8 inch pan (or 8 inch circle), sprayed with non-stick spray.
Gently press them down to remove any gaps, then sprinkle your crumble topping all over the apples and gently press down.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are bubbly.
Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes, and then serve warm with dairy-free vanilla ice cream on top!
Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Crisp
This easy vegan apple crisp recipe comes together in no time and is a for sure crowd pleaser!
It’s much faster and easier than making a pie, and has all the textures and flavors you want in a baked dessert!
You’ll want to make this over and over again, especially during apple season!
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For the Crumb Topping
- 1 Cup Quick Oats*
- 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Vegan Butter (cold & cubed)**
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
For the Filling
- 6 Apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
- 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- To make the crumb topping, add the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Add the cold and cubed vegan butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or two forks until it has a crumbly texture. Set aside in the fridge.
- Peel apples, chop around the core and toss the core out. Chop into slices and place in a large bowl (see pictures for example).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add remaining filling ingredients over the apples and toss well to coat.
- Pour apples into a deep 8x8 pan (or 8 inch circle) sprayed with non-stick spray and press down. Then crumble the topping over apples and gently press down.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are bubbly.
- Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes and then serve with dairy-free vanilla ice cream!
*You can also use whole oats, but I like the texture better with the smaller quick oats. You can also place whole oats in a blender and pulse them just a couple times to break them up a bit.
**Be sure to user vegan butter sticks and not from a tub.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 5gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g