SHARE

Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

September 22, 2020
Recipes - Dairy-Free - Dessert - Gluten-Free - Snacks - Vegan Dessert
This easy Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp is the perfect warming fall recipe and tastes just like Grandma used to make! A comfort food classic, get ready for the smell of gooey cinnamon apples wafting through the house!

Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp---the epitome of Fall flavors. Nothing beats the smell of this Apple Crisp baking in the oven on a cool fall day (or any day for that matter). Made with wholesome staple ingredients. Based with tender cooked apples + well coated in creamy coconut cream and warming sweet fall spices.  This crisp comes topped with toasted gluten-free oats and is guaranteed to become a staple that will get you through those chilly days and nights.

Made in just 45 short minutes and is a great way to kick-start your day, snack in between lunch, or end the night off with a little something sweet! This recipe is so delicious you wouldn't even know it's Vegan, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free! 

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Okay, not to toot my own horn, but my absolute favorite Apple Crisp Recipe is this one, which also happens to Vegan and Gluten-free while still tasting amazing if I don't say so myself. Heck, I love any crisp.

I don't have a gluten sensitivity, but I know many people who are gluten intolerant or choose to live a gluten-free lifestyle.

I created this Gluten-free Apple Crisp recipe so that we could all enjoy it during the holiday season! (Hence the ever-growing section on my website dedicated to gluten-free recipes, including this Gluten-free Pumpkin Smores Cookies recipe... YUM.. anyway, back to the crisp)

Not only are crisps super easy to make, but they are so mouthwatering. This Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp is my newest must-make during the Fall season.  Although it's such a simple concept, the flavor profile in this dish is SO blissfully good!

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

What You’ll Need For This Crisp?

  • Apples -- The absolute star of this dish; I tend to mix Gala Apples with Granny Apples for a nice ying-yang of flavor
  • Canned Coconut Cream or Milk – Makes things nice + creamy; If using canned coconut milk, be sure to refrigerate overnight to make it thick.
  • Flour or Starch – Adds thickness to the tops.
  • Brown Sugar – Creates a beautiful caramelization and sweetness to the top layer.
  • Vegan Butter -- Allows the topping to golden best; can be substituted with coconut oil.
  • Maple Syrup -- Used as a sweetener and creates a nice creaminess to apples. Can sub with brown sugar or Agave
  • Fall Spices -- the epitome of Fall flavor, including: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves

Benefits of Oats?!

If you aren’t familiar, oats are super nutritious! They include a great source of carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Other great benefits:

  • They can help to lower cholesterol.
  • Improves Blood Sugar levels.
  • May help with losing weight.
  • Great alternative for skincare.
  • Helps to relieve constipation.

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

To Peel or To Not Peel?

It is entirely up to you! I've made this recipe both ways and enjoy them both. I usually make this Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp for my family, and my kids sometimes won't eat it with the skins on, so I peel them most of the time. I'm sure it goes without saying, but if you choose to leave the skins on, make sure to wash the apples thoroughly!

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Common FAQs about Apple Crisps

HOW DO YOU STORE LEFTOVERS?

Leftover apple crisp can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days at most. Personally, I find that it's best consumed within the same day. However, you can simply reheat your crisp in the oven once ready to serve again.

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD?

Absolutely! Simply prep all your ingredients separately: slicing the apples and tossing them in the coconut cream + spices and storing them in a separate bowl, and adding the oats and spices in a separate bowl. Once ready to bake, simply add the prepped apples in your baking dish or skillet, top with oats and drizzle with vegan butter. Wallah!

HOW MANY SERVINGS CAN THIS MAKE?

Honestly, it's really up to you. This standard recipe can be up to 4 servings, depending on how many scoops you choose to indulge in (I'm guilty of eating this stuff massively. Haha). However, to increase the servings, simply make twice as much or triple the amount of the ingredients.

CAN I REMIX THIS CRISP WITH OTHER FLAVORS?

Definitely! I'm a huge believer in making tweaks based on your tastebuds, and this recipe is no different. Simply, add blueberries, apricots, or cranberries for a little pizzazz.  Try my Gluten Free + Vegan Maple Peach Blueberry Crisp recipe or this Salted Caramel Apple Crisp recipe!

WHAT TOPPINGS CAN I ADD?

Add-ons for Apple Crisp! You can serve apple crisp without ice cream, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream really makes this warm dessert shine. My favorite dairy-free vegan ice cream is by Oatly. Another option is a dairy-free whipped cream! Or a drizzle of maple syrup if you like things extra sweet! 

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightly grease the skillet or baking dish with butter and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the coconut cream, maple syrup, and spices and toss in your sliced apples, coating them generously.

In a separate bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, oats, spices, and vegan butter and stir together until mixture looks crumbly and slightly chunky. 

Spoon the apples into the bottom of your baking dish or skillet and top with oats mixture. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until apples become bubbly and topping is golden brown.

Once fully baked, remove from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes or so. Serve warm and enjoy with a scoop of your favorite non-dairy ice cream or CocoWhip!

Bon Appetit!

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

What You’ll Love Most About This Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp.

  • Very easy to whip together and uses minimal main ingredients.
  • Ready in less than 1 hour and WORTH THE WAIT.
  • Warm and comforting with every bite.
  • Basic staple ingredients!
  • Loaded with delicious Fall/Winter spices.
  • All dairy-free, vegan, + GF.
  • Perfectly sliced apples that are ultra tender and soft.
  • Nicely crisp topping made from GF oats.
  • Makes for the perfect sweet treat for the entire family.
 

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

More Delicious Apple Recipes

MADE OUR RECIPE(S)?

If you choose to make this Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp recipe or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love!

Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

No ratings yet
Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp---the epitome of Fall flavors. Nothing beats the smell of this Apple Crisp baking in the oven on a cool fall day (or any day for that matter). Made with wholesome staple ingredients.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

FILLING:

  • 6-7 cups sliced Gala + Granny apples (That's about 4-5 medium Apples!)
  • 3 Tbsps pure maple syrup (I use The Coombs Family Farms; See Notes!)
  • ½ cup coconut cream or milk (I use Thai Kitchen; See Notes!)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon allspice

TOPPING:

  • cup 1-to-1 GF Baking Flour (See Notes!)
  • ½ cup GF rolled oats (I use Bob's Red Mill GF Thick Cut Rolled Oats)
  • ¼ cup organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw)
  • 3-4 Tbsps vegan butter, melted (I use Earth Balance)
  • 1 ½ tsps ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

TO MAKE THE FILLING:

  • Lightly grease the skillet or baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the coconut cream, maple syrup, and spices and toss in your sliced apples, coating them generously.

TO MAKE THE TOPPING:

  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, oats, spices, and vegan butter and stir together until mixture looks crumbly and slightly chunky. 
  • Spoon the apples into the bottom of your baking dish or skillet and top with oats mixture. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until apples become bubbly and topping is golden brown.
  • Once fully baked, remove from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes or so. Serve warm and enjoy with a scoop of your favorite non-dairy ice cream or CocoWhip!
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Best if served on the same day of making crisp. If made ahead of time (a few hours before serving), simply re-warm in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Leftovers should be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
  • SWEETENER: You can always use maple syrup, Vegan honey, or organic brown sugar as a substitute for Agave. For vegan honey—-Bee Free Honee, click link.
  • COCONUT CREAM: I love using canned coconut cream from Thai Kitchen, however, you can always use canned coconut milk as well and refrigerate it overnight to cream more creaminess.
  • GF FLOUR:I enjoy using a 1-to-1 Baking Flour, however, if using other GF flours such as Almond, Oat, etc. be sure to add 1 teaspoon of Xanthan Gum to your dry ingredients.

DID YOU MAKE THIS recipe?

Tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea

Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Crisp.

 

ORCHIDS + SWEET TEA

Love this Post? SHARE!

LOVE THIS RECIPE?
LET US KNOW!

Your email address will not be published.

Love this Recipe?