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Vegan Apple Crumble is easy to make with only a few basic ingredients. It’s delicious on its own or topped with vegan ice cream or coconut whipped cream.
I don’t make a ton of desserts, but when I do, they often include fruit.
And while I have made pumpkin desserts in the past for the holidays like Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding, there’s something about warm syrupy apples with cinnamon.
When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats was my mom’s cinnamon baked apples.
This Vegan Apple Crumble reminds me of those baked apples, and it’s incredibly easy to make.
Vegan Apple Crumble is a delicious ending to a meal.
You may remember seeing this dessert as part of my Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget.
Crumbles, sometimes called cobblers, are much easier to make than pies.
For this version, I use gluten-free oats mixed with brown sugar and coconut oil.
But first I use my food processor to turn half of the oats into oat flour.
The filling for Vegan Apple Crumble can be made with your favorite variety of apples.
I like to use Honeycrisp, Jazz, or Ambrosia apples.
But usually I go with whatever looks good in the store, especially if I can buy them in a bulk bag to save money.
You can also mix and match a few types or use whatever you have in your refrigerator.
Check out the guide to popular apple varieties from the US Apple Association for inspiration.
Vegan Apple Crumble is delicious on its own or topped with vegan ice cream or whipped topping.
Sometimes I’m in the mood to eat this dessert just the way it is, but if I have guests over, I like to offer a few options.
I love adding a scoop of vanilla non-dairy ice cream on top and letting it melt over the warm crumble.
And coconut whipped cream pairs well, too.
Then all you need is a cup of tea or coffee to finish off the evening.
Now let’s make Vegan Apple Crumble!
Vegan Apple Crumble (Gluten-Free)
For the filling:
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine the filling ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Grind 1/2 cup of the oats in a food processor until it forms a coarse flour.
- In a small bowl, combine the oat flour with the remaining 1/2 cup of oats and the rest of the crumble topping ingredients. Mix until well combined.
- Spoon the filling into a 24 ounce or larger baking dish.
- Spread the crumble topping over the filling.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until heated through and lightly browned on top.