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Vegan and Gluten-free Apple Crisp

A warm and delicious apple crisp recipe with EXTRA topping.

Apple crisp has to be one of the best Fall desserts out there. It's very simple to make, utilizes ingredients you usually already have in your pantry, and makes your house smell like a dream. Fruit crisps also happen to be one of the easiest V/GF dishes to make, as there aren't a lot of substitutes, and the recipe doesn't heavily rely on flour. Top that off with the fact that it lasts for days, it's definitely a winner for cozy nights, holidays, get-togethers, and more.

I don't know about you, but in my household, our favorite part is the crispy buttery oat topping. That's why in this recipe, I've made sure to include extra toppings in the ingredient list. If the extra toppings are your thing, no worries! You can put however much you like onto your crisp, and save the extras for the next one.

Pro tip - Cook the leftover oat topping, and sprinkle it onto your dairy-free yogurt.

It's important to make sure that when you are looking for your ingredients to make this dish, you are also checking that your oats are gluten-free. You can check to see if your oats are gluten-free by either finding a certified gluten-free stamp on the package, or checking the ingredient list. If the list says oat (gluten-free), then you are safe to have it.

Oats by nature are gluten-free, however there are MANY factors that go into the growth, harvest, and manufacturing of oats that make it no longer safe for those who are celiac or gluten intolerant. Here is a great article that goes into this more in detail.

Vegan and Gluten-free Apple Crisp



  • 6 peeled and thinly sliced medium apples *see note below for which apples to use

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/3 cup cane sugar

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Oat Topping

  • 3 cups gluten free rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup J&J gluten free flour blend (or any GF flour blend with a 1:1 ratio)

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup vegan butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. Start by prepping your apples. Wash, peel, then thinly slice them. Once ready, put the sliced apples into a mixing bowl.

  3. Add in the rest of the filling ingredients to the apples, and mix well. Put this aside while you work on your oat topping.

  4. In another mixing bowl, add in all of the oat topping ingredients except for the butter. Mix until combined, and then cut in your butter to the mixture using a pastry cutter, two forks, or your hands.

  5. Next, pour your apples into your baking pan and spread them out. Now, sprinkle your oat topping over your apples, making sure to spread it out evenly.

  6. Pop it in the oven for approximately 40-45 minutes, and you're ready to eat! The apple crisp can last up to 5 days sealed in the fridge.

*Granny smith, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, and Pink Lady are the best apples to use for baking.

Have you made this recipe? Let me know how it went in the comments!

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