The recipe I’m sharing today is for an amazing gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free apple crisp. Can you believe that I actually didn’t like warm cooked apples most of my life?
I think it was mainly a texture issue for me back then. My grandma is one of the best cooks around and she would make apple pie and baked apples all the time when we were growing up and I wanted nothing to do with them.
I’m kicking myself now thinking of how much amazing apple dessert I missed out on growing up because I was such a picky eater!
Well fast forward 10 years or so and apple desserts are now one of my all time favorites. Apple pie, apple crisp, apple bars, you name it!
Apple desserts are some of the easier recipes to make refined sugar free since most call for brown sugar as the sweetener. Coconut sugar and maple syrup work wonderfully as brown sugar substitutes.
I also already had an amazing recipe for a crumble topping so I knew this recipe was going to basically write itself. When I put everything together I couldn’t believe how awesome it tasted!
It tasted like the traditional apple crisp I was used to and you would never guess it was gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free. I always get so excited when I can remake my favorite recipes into healthier allergy friendly versions that taste the same as the traditional recipe!
What are some of your favorite apple desserts? I think stuffed baked apples are next on my list to make. I hope you all love this apple crisp as much as my family does!Print
Apple Filling Ingredients
- 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp vegan butter, melted (I use “Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks”)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, add all apple filling ingredients and stir to coat the apples.
- Pour the apple filling in an 8×8-inch baking dish and spread evenly in the dish.
- Combine all of the topping ingredients, except the cubed butter, and stir to combine.
- Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut the cubed butter into the topping mixture.
- Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apples evenly.
- Bake for 30 minutes until the top is set.
- Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.
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