Apple crisp is a staple dessert I had growing up, so I set out to do my own vegan apple crisp recipe on this classic.. and definitely made sure there was enough of the delicious topping to go around!

vegan apple crisp
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what you’ll need for vegan apple crisp

  • Apples – I use Granny Smith; I love the sour yet sweet flavor they lend
  • Lemon – To help keep the apples from browning
  • Coconut Sugar – or regular sugar
  • Brown Sugar – for richness
  • Cinnamon – Because everyone needs a little spice in their crisp
  • Rolled Oats – For the topping
  • Almond Flour – This is what I use, but regular would be fine too
  • Melted Coconut Oil – For the topping to meld together
vegan apple crisp
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how to make the vegan apple crisp filling

Firstly, peel your Granny Smith apples. Once you have them all peeled, core the apples and then thinly slice them for even cooking. Then you will place them in a bowl. After they’re in the bowl, you’ll add the lemon juice, sugars and cinnamon. Finally, mix everything well.

how to make the vegan apple crisp topping

The topping is always my most coveted piece of the crisp, so I made sure we have enough to fully cover the *entirety* of the apples. Beginning in a new bowl, add the old fashioned rolled oats, the sugar, almond flour, salt and cinnamon. Then, you’ll melt the coconut oil. I guess-timate when I’m scooping out the coconut oil and put it in a liquid measuring cup and then pop it in the microwave for 10 second increments to melt. Once you have the coconut oil melted, add it in and toss everything together.

baking your vegan apple crisp

I use this casserole dish, but you could opt for a cast iron skillet, or a brownie pan as well. First, spread the apple layer directly into the dish. I always like to give it a few more tosses once it’s in the baking dish to make sure the apples are all evenly coated. After that, add the topping evenly over the apples. Finally, pop it in the preheated 350 degree oven for about 55 minutes and let it cool 10-15 minutes before devouring!

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Tips for your vegan apple crisp

  • Most importantly, try to slice the apples as evenly as you can to ensure they all cook the same. You can also chop the apples into blocks if you prefer, just make sure those are also generally even
  • I recommend using refined coconut oil so you don’t get a coconut flavor

I hope you enjoy this vegan apple crisp recipe as much as I do! I’d love to know, how do you make your apple crisp?

vegan apple crisp
The Ganeys


for the filling:

  • 6 Granny Smith Apples, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon

for the topping:

  • 1 Cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup almond flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup melted coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the Granny Smith apples. Place them in a large bowl.
  3. Next, add the lemon juice, coconut sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon to the apples and toss to coat apples evenly. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, add the oats, brown sugar, almond flour, salt, cinnamon.
  5. Melt the coconut oil. Add to the rest of the toppings and mix
  6. Pour the apples into an 11″x7″ pan, and evenly distribute
  7. Spread the topping over the apples evenly
  8. Bake for 55 minutes and remove. Let cool 10-15 minutes.

This is a hit year round, but it also makes a great Thanksgiving dessert! You may also want to see it in action here

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