45 degree angle of vegan apple crisp in a mini cast iron pan with vanilla ice cream

Vegan Apple Crisp

  • Author: Lizzy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 individual crisps 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


This easy vegan apple crisp is the best comforting fall dessert. It’s topped with a healthy refined sugar free and gluten free crumble made with oats. All it needs is dairy-free ice cream on top!



For the filling:

  • 7 cups peeled and diced apples (about 67 large apples)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice* or cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the crumble:

  • ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats 
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts**
  • 3 tbsp chopped pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free all-purpose flour (homemade or store-bought)
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Optional, for serving:

  • Vegan vanilla yogurt
  • Vegan ice cream
  • Coconut whip
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Vegan caramel sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Add the diced apples to a large bowl with the maple syrup, coconut sugar, apple cider, lemon juice, arrowroot powder, pumpkin pie spice/cinnamon and salt. Stir well to coat evenly.
  2. Divided the apple mixture between 6 mini cocottes or ramekins. Divide any remaining sauce at the bottom of your bowl equally between the ramekins. Or, simply dump everything into a medium cast iron pan. Place the ramekins or cast iron pan on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine all of the crumble ingredients. 
  4. Remove the baked apples from the oven, stir, and top generously with crumble. Return to the oven and bake for another 25-30 minutes until the crumble is lightly browned and crispy. 
  5. Remove from the oven and let the baked apples sit for 15 minutes too cool a bit.  Serve with a generous dollop of vanilla yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream, chopped nuts, and a drizzle of caramel sauce if desired.


*Pumpkin pie spice is usually a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.  You can either buy premixed or make your own.

**To make this nut free, sub in sunflower seeds.