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THE BEST Vegan Apple Crisp!!
Have you ever wanted a delicious recipe for apple crisp that isn’t loaded with sugar and fat?
Well, keep reading for that recipe!!
It’s also a mother approved recipe because it’s healthy, and a child approved recipe for how good it tastes!! Even ask my five year old who hates trying new things I make!
My favorite apple dessert has always been apple crisp. My mom even used to make this for me for my birthday, I loved it that much! Plus, my birthday is around Thanksgiving, so it’s the right season to have it! Unfortunately, the recipe she always used wasn’t that healthy, and certainly not vegan. There was a ton of butter and sugar in it, not that that’s bad. Food isn’t good or bad, but it wasn’t as healthy as it could have been. It wasn’t meant for being healthy; it was meant to taste good, and it did a great job of that!!
Now that I have two little girls of my own and am trying to have a vegan diet; I want to make sure that the food I feed them are delicious and nutritious. This can sometimes be hard to achieve. But, my five year said she gives 10 thumbs up to this recipe!! And, she wanted to eat the entire dish of apple crisp herself today when I made it. So, I’d call this a win on the delicious aspect. As for nutritious; I replaced the butter with coconut oil, decreased the sugar by at least half, and used oat flour instead of all purpose flour! Much healthier!!
Let’s Start Baking
Start by getting out all of the ingredients you’ll need.
Then make the maple granola. I’m assuming that you don’t have this on hand; I sure didn’t! I made it specifically for this recipe. Simply combine oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
Bake at 400℉ for about 10 minutes. Make sure it doesn’t burn and bake on parchment paper so it doesn’t stick to your baking sheet. It’s a whole lot easier to remove the granola from parchment paper than it is a plain baking sheet! I was inspired to make this granola from a baked pear recipe I tried a little while back. I’m so glad I did!
Don’t forget to take out the granola when the timer goes off. But, that’ll take about ten minutes, so in the meantime start working on the rest of the recipe.
The Rest of the Apple Crisp
Grease the baking dish with coconut oil, and start chopping up your apples. Once you’re done chopping up the apples and adding them to the baking dish, mix the lemon juice in.
By this time the granola should be done, so take that out and let it cool and turn the heat down to 375℉. If you already took it out by now, that’s fine as well. It really depends on how long it takes you to chop up the apples. It may take me longer on a consistent basis because about every minute or so I’m being distracted my girls who want my undivided attention.
Next, mix together the brown sugar, oat flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Once stirred well, cut in the solid coconut oil. Make sure the coconut oil doesn’t melt and that the mixture gets crumbly. (If you don’t have oat flour, that’s fine; simply grind your old fashioned oats til they turn into a flour. I used the milling blade with my nutribullet for this, you could also use a food processor or coffee grinder.)
Then, pour the mixture on top of the chopped apples.
Sprinkle the maple granola on top of that mixture.
Bake the apple crisp, uncovered, for about 50 minutes. Let cool, and enjoy!!
Try not to eat it all in one sitting! And, don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family, or pin it so you don’t lose it!!
Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe
A healthier (vegan friendly) version of a fall favorite dessert!!
- 3 ½ diced apples (about 5 medium sized apples)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ brown sugar
- ½ oat flour
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ solid coconut oil (do not melt) (plus a little more for greasing the dish)
- 1 cup maple granola
Maple Granola: Mix together 3/4 cup old fashioned oats, 3 tbsp pure maple syrup, ½ tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp brown sugar. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then spread mixture evenly on top. Bake at 400℉ for 10 minutes. Let cool. Makes about 1 cup.
First, prepare the maple granola, directions above. Then, set oven to 375℉. Grease baking dish with coconut oil. Cut the apples and pour into the dish. Mix the lemon juice in with the apples. Stir the brown sugar, oat flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon together til combined well. Chop in the coconut oil, making sure the mixture stays crumbly. Pour over the apples. Then, pour the granola on top of the oat flour mixture. Bake at 375℉ for about 50 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!!