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Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp (Apple Crumble)

This Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crisp (Apple Crumble) is tender and juicy, crispy and chewy, perfectly spiced and tastes like caramel. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Keyword gluten-free apple crisp, gluten-free apple crumble, vegan apple crisp, vegan apple crumble
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 300kcal
Author Rhian Williams


For the apples:

  • 6 (6 ) apples , cored, peeled finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) coconut oil
  • 12 tablespoons (12 tablespoons) coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • Pinch (Pinch) sea salt to taste

For the topping:


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)

For the apples:

  • Place the apples, coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a pan with a lid
  • Leave to cook on a low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes until softened

For the topping:

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and whizz until you get a fairly smooth and firm dough

To assemble:

  • Place the cooked apple mixture in a baking dish
  • Use your fingers to crumble the topping over the top until it is all used up and the apples are completely covered
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on top
  • Keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days


  • You can top it with any type of chopped nuts before baking:¬†pecan nuts, walnuts, pistachios, desiccated¬†coconut, flaked coconut etc.
  • For an oil-free option, omit the coconut oil from the apples and substitute the coconut oil in the crumble topping with nut butter such as almond butter or peanut butter.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg