This vegan apple crisp has a double crust, full of flavor, and is absolutely delicious.
This awesome vegan double crust apple crisp is tasty! It's no surprise around here that I love my crusts and bread.
So, naturally, the original apple crisp has never had enough crisp topping, in my humble opinion.
This is the best vegan apple crisp.
Having a bunch of apples and a little topping just isn't going to cut it for me.
So, instead, I made mine with a crust on the top and bottom. And it is TASTY!
I want to point out that this crust is softer than a typical crispy apple crisp.
You could bake it longer if you wanted to and get that crispy topping.
But I like it just as it is.
I love my apple crisp served warm with a dollop or two of my favorite vegan vanilla ice cream.
But I have been known to sneak bites of this apple crisp, not warm, not with ice cream, just shoveling it into my mouth when no one is looking.
If you are looking for another delicious vegan apple recipe, check this vegan apple pie out!
Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe Q&A
What's the best type of apple to use?
Granny smith apples are most typically used in apple desserts; they are firmer tart apples.
I often like to use a mix of sweet apples and tart apples.
I've used a sweeter apple like honey crisp and gala apples mixed with the granny smith.
Do I need to peel the apples?
You don't technically have to, but I would. The apple peel has a different texture than the apple and can throw off the texture.
You can use a potato peeler or peel the skin carefully with a knife.
What's the best way to cut apples for apple pie?
You can cut the apples into thin slices or cubes.
Or use an apple/peeler/corer machine, which makes your apples into thin strips.
The most important part about the apple filling is that the apples are uniform in size.
If they aren't, they won't cook evenly, and you will have a partially cooked, partially crunchy apple crisp, and no one wants that.
Can you make this a gluten-free apple crisp?
Yes, use all-purpose gluten-free flour in a 1:1 ratio.
Can I use coconut oil instead of vegan butter?
For the best results, I prefer vegan butter, but you can use coconut oil if you prefer; I would make sure that it doesn't have a coconut flavor.
What types of oats work best in apple crisp?
I use rolled old-fashioned oats; they are heartier than quick oats.
If you're in a pinch, you can use quick oats.
Can I make this dessert ahead of time?
You can make this up a day ahead of time. You can reheat the whole thing or serve it at room temperature.
Can I use another fruit filling instead of apples?
I've only ever used apples, but I imagine it would work well with any other fruit.
The bottom might get a bit soggy, but I think it would still be delicious.
What ingredients do you need for this easy vegan apple crisp?
Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full recipe.
- fresh apples
- all purpose flour
- brown sugar
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- vegan butter
- plant milk
How do you make the best apple crisp recipe?
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, prep a 9×13 pan with cooking spray, and set aside.
Take your apples and peel the apple skin and remove the core.
Then slice the apples as thinly as you can.
You can use an apple corer and peeler if you have one.
That makes the process a little quicker.
Put your apples in a medium bowl and put 1 TB of flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ cup brown sugar, stir, then set aside.
Now make the top and bottom.
Take a large bowl and mix the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, and whisk.
Then take your cold vegan butter and cut it into small cubes.
Then take the small cubes and add them to your dry mixture.
Now use a pastry cutter and cut it into the dough until well combined.
Add your plant milk and stir.
Take half your dough and press it in the bottom of the pan, layer the apples on top of the crust and then sprinkle the additional dough evenly on the top of the apples.
Let this cook in your preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, depending on how long it takes your apples to cook.
Mine took 35 minutes.
How do you serve this delicious apple crisp?
This can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature; it tastes great with a scoop of vegan ice cream, by itself, or with vegan whipping cream.
How do you store this perfect treat?
Let it come to room temperature before either covering with plastic wrap tightly or placing it in an airtight container.
You can leave it covered on the counter for up to 2 days; place it in the fridge anytime after that.
Can you freeze apple crisp?
You can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
To defrost, let it come to room temperature.
You can reheat it in the oven to get some crispiness back or just microwave it.
Want some other vegan fruit desserts?
Delicious Vegan Apple Crisp
- 8-9 cups apples cored, peeled, thinly chopped
- 1 TB flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 cups oats
- 2 cups flour
- 1.5 cups brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1.5 sticks vegan butter 170 grams
- ⅓ +1 TB cup plant milk
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, prep a 9x13 pan with cooking spray, and set aside.
- Take your apples and peel the skin and remove the core. Then slice the apples as thinly as you can. You can use an apple corer and peeler if you have one. That makes the process a little quicker. Put your apples in a medium bowl and put 1 TB of flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ cup brown sugar, stir, then set aside.
- Now make the top and bottom. Mix the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, and whisk. Then take your cold vegan butter and cut it into small cubes. Then take the tiny cubes and add them to your dry mixture. Now use a pastry cutter and cut it into the dough until well combined. Now add your plant milk and stir.
- Take half your dough and press it in the bottom of the pan, layer the apples on top of the crust and then sprinkle the additional dough evenly on the top of the apples. This dough can be sticky, so if you need to, use a piece of saran wrap to help press the dough in, and then discard.
- Let this cook for 30-40 minutes, depending on how long it takes your apples to cook. Mine took 35 minutes.
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