This is the best vegan apple crisp recipe you will ever eat! I know that is a bold proclamation but it is true! Since you can’t even tell that I made this apple crisp vegan by taste alone, this may just be the best apple crisp recipe ever!
First, it only uses 5 ingredients. Nothing fancy or crazy and it is so easy to make! I want you to LOVE making dessert, not dread it because of the amount of ingredients that you have to get together.
The 5 ingredients for this easy vegan apple crumble are things you will have around your house. If you have to go out and buy something, I will honestly be surprised as they are pantry staples!
It also uses my delicious Vegan Crumble Topping which you are going to LOVE!
Second, the crumble topping is just so so good! It crisps up beyond belief and is so crunchy yet sweet!
To make things easier, I DO NOT sugar the apples that are the inside of the vegan apple crumble! I KNOW! You are going to think I am wild.
I want you to trust me! The vegan apple crisp topping is so sweet, you do NOT need to add more sugar to the apples. You don’t need to add anything to them unless you want some cinnamon.
Please listen to me on this! This is already a very sweet vegan apple dessert and if you sweeten the apples it will be overwhelming and take away from the flavor of the dessert!
Making apple crisp vegan at home doesn’t have to be scary or involve a lot of steps, and that is just what I show you in this recipe.
Why You Will Love This Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe
- It whips up super quickly. Making apple crisp vegan at home literally takes 10 minutes of active time to make. Then you pop it in the oven to bake and it can cook while you are working on something else.
- Perfect for new cooks. If you are new to cooking and want something that sounds fancy but is super easy, this is the recipe for you! It is truly hard to fail when making this apple crumble vegan.
- There are only 5 ingredients. The goal of this dish is to allow the flavors of the apple to shine! As a result, there are very few ingredients. This means that when you make your apple crumble vegan at home, you won’t need to spend a lot of time shopping.
- It tastes like fall and home cooking. If you are looking for a warm and inviting dish that will remind you of the flavors of fall and is subtly spiced to perfection, this is it!
Vegan Apple Crumble Vs Vegan Apple Crisp: What Is The Difference?
When I was writing this recipe, I really needed to figure out what to call it, a crisp or a crumble? I did deep research on many website. I looked at old cookbooks. I asked friends.
What it came down to is that you really can’t tell the difference between an apple crisp and an apple crumble recipe. They are pretty similar!
In some cases, a vegan apple crumble will NOT use an oat topping, while an apple crisp will, but I have seen PLENTY of crumble recipes that use oat topping.
I know this isn’t quite the answer you are looking for, but it is the only answer I found! So if you are making apple crumble vegan at home, you can call it whatever you want.
What Kind Of Apples To Use For The Vegan Crumble
The answer is “any apples that you have on hand.” Again, the entire purpose of this website is to help you EASILY create delicious vegan and vegetarian treats!
How can you do that when I suggest that the ONLY kind of apple that works for this recipe is some obscure type?
NOPE! You can use ANY apple. You do NOT have to use granny smith or green apples. I use red apples that come from a bag in the organic section of Whole Foods.
Literally any apples work. The apples that are on sale. The apples that are in your fridge. Whatever type of apples you like the best!
This vegan apple crumble recipe is easy-peasy! The best apples for this recipe are the ones that you have!
How To Make The Vegan Apple Crumble Gluten-Free
It is super simple to make the vegan apple crisp gluten-free! All you have to do is use your favorite gluten-free flour and make sure you are using gluten-free rolled oats!
That is it! That is how you can easily make a vegan gluten-free apple crumble. Just those two quick substitutions. This is actually one of my favorite tasty gluten-free desserts!
You can usually find gluten-free flour and rolled oats in the gluten-free or allergen section of most large grocery stores or health food stores.
How To Make Apple Crisp Vegan At Home
Making the vegan apple crisp recipe is actually sinfully easy! First, you are going to wash and cube your apples.
YOU WILL NOT SKIN THEM! Repeat that after me! No skinning the apples!
Why would you want to deny yourself the most nutritious part of the apple? This vegan crisp recipe is already filled with sugar so a little redemption via the apple skins never hurt you!
Since you are already making apple crisp vegan, you may as well enjoy the health benefits too while you are at it, because why not?!
Next, you are going to make the oat crumble topping. Simply toss your flour, sugar, oats, and cinnamon [if you choose] in a bowl.
Then, you are going to take COLD BUTTER and cut it into the flour mixture. I just use a fork for this process.
If you are looking for what you can substitute for butter in an apple crisp, the answer would be margarine/vegan butter. Easy peasy and not butter made from animals.
I have used a butter/pastry cutter before which is designed to do this job and it makes it harder!
You can even use my Homemade Vegan Butter recipe if you want to make your own! It is super quick and easy to do too!
You will “cut” the butter until it forms a “gravel” texture and is evenly spread throughout the flour mixture. You want everything to be very lumpy!
The lumps are the cold butter pieces and they will melt to help make the perfect vegan apple crumble topping.
Then, you simply spread your apples evenly in the bottom of an 8×8 baking pan. If you want, you can spice your apples with cinnamon, but I suggest avoiding adding extra sugar.
Once your apples are in your baking dish, you will pour the oat crumble over the top. That is it, you are done!
You will bake it for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly!
That is all it takes to make the most delicious and easy vegan apple crisp recipe! Just a few simple steps and you are ready to enjoy!
How To Store The Vegan Apple Crumble
Storing the vegan apple crumble is super easy! You can store it covered by a kitchen towel on the counter for 1-2 days.
Then, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. It makes for a yummy sugary breakfast and it is actually quite amazing cold!
Finally, you can store it in the freezer for 1 month. You want to make sure to cut each individual piece of the vegan apple crisp and then freeze it on a baking sheet.
Once the pieces are frozen, you can then store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month. This is the perfect way to ensure that you can make apple crumble vegan at home and then enjoy it for the whole month whenever you have a craving.
If you loved this recipe, you may love my Vegan Apple Turnovers too!
5-Ingredient Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe
This vegan apple crisp recipe is so delicious and easy to make! The vegan apple crumble is gluten-free and oil-free and uses just 5 ingredients to make. It is flavorful and makes the perfect dessert for any time of year!
- Chopped Apples [Until you fill an 8x8 square pan]
- 1 Cup flour [gluten-free works]
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 8 tablespoons cold vegan butter/margarine
- Optional: salt and cinnamon to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Chop apples into cubes until they fill the bottom of a 8x8 baking dish. Do not worry about the type of apples or about skinning them.
- Toss flour, sugar, oats, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl until combined.
- Cut butter into the flour mixture using a fork until the butter forms small gravelly clumps. You want the mixture to be clumpy!
- Pour the oat crumb mixture over the apples and bake on 350F for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly.
- Serve with vegan ice cream or vegan whipped cream! The vegan apple crisp is delicious both hot and cold!
Amount Per Serving Calories 284Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 27mgSodium 147mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 2gSugar 24gProtein 3g
Love love love this! So easy and sweet and not super terrible for you!
Thank you so much!!!