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Easy Vegan Apple Crisp

Easy Vegan Apple Crisp

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I love my mom’s Apple Crisp! It was effortless to convert her recipe into Easy Vegan Apple Crisp. This recipe is low ingredient, decadent, and smells divine while it’s baking.

Do you like apples?

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I recommend using tart or a mix of tart and non-tart apples. I’ve made this with many different kinds of apples and it’s always fabulous. It’s also a great way to use up apples that haven’t gone bad, but aren’t super fresh.

This time I am a using a mix of Granny Smiths and Red Delicious. You can peel the apples or not peel the apples. I always peel them. If you are making this for kids, you should totally peel the apples.

4 – 5 Apples

For this recipe you’ll need 4 – 5 apples to get around 4 cups sliced apples. If you have very large apples, 3 apples might work.

A Smurf is about 3 apples high Smurfs love easy vegan apple crisp
A Smurf is about 3 apples high

Apple Prep

I peel the apples and cut them into large pieces, cutting around the core, then I cut off any seeds or hard bits. Then I slice into ~1/4 inch thick slices and cut the slices in half.

If you have an apple corer you can use it to core the apples before slicing.

Earth Balance

To make this vegan, I use Earth Balance. It’s my favorite vegan butter. It tastes just like butter. It’s also gluten-free. You can use softened or melted
Earth Balance, it will be great either way. I have done it both ways.

Vegan Butter for Easy Vegan Apple Crisp

Sugar

Some sugars are processed using bone char and therefore not considered vegan. To confirm that your sugar is vegan, look for the ”V” logo that reads vegan on the packaging.

Sometimes stores carry vegan cane sugar, but not vegan brown sugar. You can make your own brown sugar with vegan cane sugar, molasses, and an electric mixer using this method.

You can use either light brown or dark brown sugar for this recipe.

Gluten-free

Oats are normally gluten-free, but you may want to buy gluten-free labeled oats if you or any of your eaters need to avoid gluten cross-contamination.

For the flour, use a 1-to-1 gluten-free flour in place of the AP flour.

Oats

Quick oats or rolled oats work great for this recipe.

A la mode?

I usually enjoy it with a glass of vanilla plant milk or vegan vanilla ice cream. I love serving hot apple crisp with cold ice cream.

If vanilla is too vanilla for you, you could try serving with vegan snickerdoodle ice cream or one of those salted caramel vegan ice creams. Apple plays well with many flavors.

Let’s Make Easy Vegan Apple Crisp!

Heat oven to 375°F.

greased baking dish for easy vegan apple crisp

Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with Earth Balance.

cut apples for easy vegan apple crisp

Spread apples in pan.

In medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients with a fork or mash with a pastry cutter until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.

Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork.

Easy Vegan Apple Crisp in the oven
Easy Vegan Apple Crisp in the oven

Serve warm with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Easy Vegan Apple Crisp
Easy Vegan Apple Crisp
Easy Vegan Apple Crisp
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Easy Vegan Apple Crisp

I love my mom's Apple Crisp! It was effortless to convert her recipe into Vegan Apple Crisp. This recipe is low ingredient, decadent, and smells divine while it's baking.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Holiday, Party Food
Cuisine American, Fusion, Southern, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword apple, cinnamon, dairy-free, dessert, Earth Balance, gathering, gf, gluten-free, non-dairy, plant based, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 297kcal

Equipment

  • oven
  • 8 x 8 square baking dish

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled & sliced tart baking apples, core discarded, about 4 apples, you can use a combo or tart and non-tart if desired
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup AP flour use 1-to-1 gluten-free flour for gluten-free
  • 1/2 cup quick or rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance, softened or melted, plus more to grease the baking dish
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with Earth Balance.
  • Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients with a fork or mash with a pastry cutter until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
  • Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Nutrition Information is approximate.
www.planttestkitchen.com

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also enjoy Decadent High-Altitude Vegan Banana Bread and Homemade Cinnamon-Sugar Vegan Graham Crackers & Easy Oven Vegan S’mores.

Did you make Easy Vegan Apple Crisp?

Did you serve with vegan ice cream? What kind(s) of apples did you use? Will you being making this again? Tell me about it in the comments section below.

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