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Vegan Apple Crisp

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This healthy vegan apple crisp is a delicious winner! It's gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free, and made with no refined sugar.


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  • 5 cups chopped apples (3 to 4 large apples)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp arrowroot powder (or tapioca starch)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, divided in half
  • 1/2 cup Simple Homemade Date Syrup, divided in half
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice (1/2 of a lemon)
  • 1 cup rolled oats, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/8 tsp salt (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).

Prepare the apples

Chop apples into 1/2- to 1-inch (1.3 to 1.5 cm) chunks or slices. Place them into a 1.25 quart (or 1.1 liter) casserole dish. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the arrowroot powder, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, 1/2 of the ground cinnamon, and 1/2 of the Simple Homemade Date Syrup with cold water to make a slurry.

Pour the slurry over the apples in the casserole dish.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the apples in the casserole dish.

Make the oat crumble topping

Take about 1/4 cup of the rolled oats and grind them in a mini blender or mini food processor.

Add the ground rolled oats with the intact rolled oats to the same mixing bowl. Add the chopped walnuts, unsweetened apple sauce, 1/2 of the cinnamon, and 1/2 of the Simple Homemade Date Syrup, and salt (optional). Stir well to combine.

Dollup and spread the oat crumble over the apples in the casserole dish.

Bake uncovered at 350 F (175 C) for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let it set for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy this delicious, healthy apple crisp with a scoop of Banana Nice Cream.

This healthy apple crisp stores well in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to four days. You can also freeze this dessert in a freezer-safe container for up to four months.



  1. Knife
  2. Cutting board
  3. Measuring cup
  4. Measuring spoons
  5. Mini blender (or mini food processor)
  6. Casserole dish, 1.25 quart or 1.1 liter
  7. Mixing bowl
  8. Spoon
  9. Oven
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American