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The Best Vegan Apple Crisp

Rich, warm, sweet, and delicious vegan apple crisp that's easy to make. Made with warm spices and fresh apples, pecans, and rolled oats.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword apple crisp, apple dessert, vegan apple crisp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 435 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 6 apples peeled, cored, and sliced (SEE NOTE)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup not artificial syrup
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar see note
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, 32 Ounce">rolled oats use gluten-free if needed
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour see note for gluten-free option
  • 1 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 12 tbs vegan butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp finely ground sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C) and lightly grease a 9-inch square or round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the ¼ cup maple syrup, 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg,

  3. ½ cup granulated sugar, and 3 tbsp lemon juice until the apples are coated with the spices.
  4. Evenly spread the apples in the pan.
  6. Use the same mixing bowl that you used for the apples and add the 2 cups whole oats, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup pecans, 12 tbs vegan butter, ½ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and ½ tsp finely ground sea salt. Use your hands to break the butter down into pea size pieces. It should be completely incorporated into the oat and flour mixture.

  7. Evenly layer the oat and flour mixture over the apples and bake for 50 minutes, or until the apples are soft and bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
  8. Lower the heat to 200°F (93°C) and leave the crisp in the oven for another 20 minutes. This will make the apple filling so rich and caramel like. (Optional)

Recipe Notes


  • One serving for us is about 3/4 of a cup. 
    For the best flavor, use a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp or Fuji apples.
    To ensure that the granulated sugar is vegan, use organic or beet sugar.
    Use an all-purpose gluten-free flour if this needs to be a gluten-free apple crisp.
    Store covered in the refrigerator. Warm it in the oven or eat it cold.
    Freeze in a freezer safe dish for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or heat (cover with foil) in a 350°F (176°C) oven until warmed through.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Vegan Apple Crisp
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cup)
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 231mg10%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 706IU14%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.