Vegan Apple Crumble Recipe With Oats


This post will give you a vegan apple crumble recipe with oats. This delicious recipe is full of simple ingredients and will soon become a family favourite. Apple crumble is an English dessert, which is made out of apples, sugar and butter. A shortcrust pastry case covered in sugar and cinnamon and then baked. Apple crumble can be served hot or cold with a vegan cream or ice cream and vanilla

sauce. Apple Crumble is one of the best desserts out there. The vegan apple crumble recipe with oats is just as warm, comforting and delicious as the regular version, without the dairy. The crumble is best served with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and fresh berries on top. This vegan apple crumble is made with oats and it’s super easy to make! It’s the perfect sweet treat to

munch on. Plus, you don’t need an oven for cooking. Vegan apple crumble with oats is a classic baked dessert made with oats and apples and caramelized. Oats are one of the healthiest and most nutritious grains that we can eat. Rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients, oats are a true superfood. Let us look at the top health benefits of oats.

Vegan Apple Crumble Recipe With Oats

This vegan apple crumble recipe with oats will make you a firm believer in the old saying: Once you go vegan, you never go back! Trust me on this. So, if you’re sick of the same old apple crumble recipes that you’ve had since you were little (you know the ones with loads of butter and cream), then it’s time to give this vegan version a try.

The best vegan apple crisp, naturally sweetened and made in 1 bowl! Tender, caramelized apples under a crispy pecan-oat topping. Fall dessert perfection.

  • PREP TIME 20 minutes
  • COOK TIME 1 hour
  • TOTAL TIME 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Servings
  • Course Dessert
  • Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
  • Freezer Friendly 1 month
  • Does it keep? 3 Days



  • 8 medium-large apples (half tart (like granny smith), half sweet (like honey crisp) // organic when possible)
  • 1 lemon, juiced (1 lemon yields ~ 2 Tbsp or 30 ml)
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or sub organic cane sugar)
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot starch or cornstarch (for thickening)
  • 1/4 cup fresh apple juice (or water)
  • 3/4 tsp fresh grated ginger (optional // or sub 1/2 tsp ground ginger per 3/4 tsp fresh)
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)


  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or sub organic cane sugar)
  • 1/2 cup muscovado sugar (or sub organic brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or olive oil (or mix the two 1/2, 1/2)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
  • Peel apples, quarter, remove cores, and use a paring knife to thinly slice lengthwise (see photo).
  • Add to a large mixing bowl and top with remaining filling ingredients. Toss to combine. Add to a 9×13-inch (or similar size) baking dish (adjust pan size if altering number of servings).
  • Rinse and wipe out your mixing bowl and add all topping ingredients. Stir to combine, then use fingers to break down any clumps of sugar. Pour over apples in an even layer.
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour (uncovered) or until the filling is bubbly, the apples are very fork tender (especially in the center of the dish), and the topping is deep golden brown.
  • Let rest at least 30 minutes before serving. This is delicious with coconut whipped cream or vanilla bean coconut ice cream.
  • Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator up to 3 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month. Reheat in the microwave or in a 350-degree F (176 C) oven until warmed through.


*To keep this recipe gluten-free, ensure your oats are gluten free and sub the unbleached all-purpose for a gluten-free flour blend, such as my DIY gluten-free blend or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without additional toppings.

Apple Crumble Recipe with Oats

This apple crumble recipe with oats is an easy way to make an yummy, quick dessert. It’s on the table in less than 30 minutes so it’s perfect if you’re looking for a fast dessert, but still want to make something delicious. Apple crumble is a classic British dessert that embodies the very essence of autumn. It is the most delicious use of a wealth of varieties of apples. This dish goes very well with custard.

It is finally autumn and all the fun autumn recipes are back on the table. I hope you love autumn as much as I do because then you can look forward to many delicious recipes. At the moment I’m in an apple fever. It really starts in the beginning/middle of September and then comes the pumpkin fever. Since last year I really appreciate the seasons especially now that I’m creating recipes. Every season is very unique and special. I love about autumn the decoration, the changing colors of leaves and simply experiencing nature in a completely different way. Isn’t it nice when the leaves turn into beautiful autumn colors or when you cuddle up at home with a cup of tea and of course enjoy this with a delicious autumn dessert or dinner! I think this Apple Crumble recipe would go perfectly with it. What could be better than combining apples and cinnamon? Baked, the whole thing gets a super delicious consistency and is not heavy in the stomach.

What do you need for a vegan Apple Crumble recipe?

You only need 6 ingredients for this Apple Crumble recipe. That’s why it’s super quick to make. All you have to do is prepare the crumbles and cut the apples into small pieces. But that’s it. That’ s why I can only recommend to try this delicious dessert. You need the following ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Vegan butter
  • Oats
  • Flour (I prefer spelt or whole-grain)
  • Brown Sugar or Agave Syrup
  • EXTRA: ground Walnuts

By the way, you can use other fruits for your crumble. The dish also works well with blueberries, plums, rhubarb or a berry mix.

I love working with oats because it’s healthy and I like the consistency of oats that comes from baking, such as my healthy vegan chocolate oatmeal cookies or vegan baked oatmeal with strawberries.

For a gluten-free alternative simply use a gluten-free flour substitute and gluten-free oats.

Apple Crumble Recipe with Oats – Easy And Delicious

For this Apple Crumble, you need a small casserole dish and a peeler because the most effort is to peel and cut the apples. You’ll also need a mortar or food processor to grind the nuts.

Now just melt the butter and mix it with flour, oats, cinnamon, walnuts, and sugar or agave syrup. Knead the mixture well and form crumbles with your hands. It’s a little bit of a mess but that’s part of the baking process :-))

For an extra kick, add some cinnamon and brown sugar or agave syrup to your apples. Mix the apple pieces well again and add your crumbles. Put it in the oven and your Apple Crumble recipe is ready 🙂 It’s actually quite quick, isn’t it?!

How to store Apple Crumble?

Cover up the Apple Crumble and keep it in the fridge. You can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just heat your Apple Crumble in the microwave and still enjoy it warm.

You can also prepare your Apple Crumble in advance. Just fry the cinnamon apples in a pan and make the crumble. Then keep them separately in the fridge. All you have to do is build it together and heat it up.

Apple Crumble – Serve and enjoy

I love this combination with crumbles, baked apples, and cinnamon so much and I find it goes perfectly with a delicious cup of coffee. You can also serve this recipe with whipped cream. There are already some vegan whipped cream alternatives and they taste very good! A slightly healthier alternative would be to use coconut whipped cream. Unfortunately, I haven’t tried this yet but it’s definitely on my to-do list 🙂 Otherwise, the warm Apple Crumble goes well with a delicious vanilla ice cream and with an extra chocolate drizzle it´s heavenly. Perfect for all chocolate lovers (like me :-D).


Vegan apple crumble with oats is a classic baked dessert made with oats and apples and caramelized. So easy to make that you’ll be sure to impress your guests and family. Served cold or warm, the combination of cinnamon and vanilla makes this delicious, simple dessert one for the whole family! This vegan apple crumble with oats is the perfect, easy dessert.

large skillet with apple crumble seen from above with a silver serving spoon and a bowl with apple crumble served.

Apple crumble, delicious.


This apple crumble is made with oats and pecans. You can make this recipe totally gluten free if you use GF oats. I love the combination of cinnamon, apple, and pecans. So delicious and so cosy. The oats go nice and crunchy on top, and warm and soft where they mix with the apple. All around the sides you’ll have lovely caramelised bits. I also like using a tablespoon of corn starch for the apples, it thickens them up.

As for which receptacle to use; I recently bought this lovely cast iron skillet so I opted for that one. But any other oven dish would work. Use whatever is easiest (to clean) ha.

I would also advise to make sure you let the top crisp up! I’d go as far as saying you’d almost rather have this overcooked than undercooked. Okay well not overcooked but you get what I’m trying to say.

Serve warm with a good serving of cream.


To take your apple crumble to the next level, you really need something creamy. It can be anything you fancy. I just added some vegan whipping cream that I had in the fridge. But if you have some vanilla ice cream or maybe some custard, that would be lovely as well.

This is a lovely dish just to enjoy after a weeknight dinner, to have in the house over the weekend. Or to serve to guests, as it’s minimal effort, maximum deliciousness. Or you could have this crumble for a fancy breakfast too!

a skillet with vegan apple crumble and two bowls seen from a front view against a dark backdrop

Vegan Apple Crumble with Oats

An easy peasy delicious vegan dessert: apple crumble made with ingredients that you probably have in the pantry! Serve with your favourite vegan cream or ice cream.

  • PREP TIME 10 mins
  • COOK TIME 45 mins
  • TOTAL TIME 55 mins
  • COURSE Dessert
  • CUISINE Dessert
  • SERVINGS 6 servings


  • oven


  • 6 apples
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 220 grams oats 2 cups
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 50 grams pecans ½ cup
  • 80 grams brown sugar 4 tbsp
  • 85 grams vegan butter/margarine 3 tbsp
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • vegan cream or custard


  • preheat oven 180 °C/350 °F.
  • peel and cut the apples, add lemon juice, corn starch, cinnamon, brown sugar and mix. add to skillet or lined oven dish.
  • in a bowl, mix the oats, a pinch of salt, chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and margarine and mix well.
  • add to the apples, make sure the apples are covered and bake for 45 minutes or until nicely golden brown.
  • serve with some coconut cream or other vegan cream or custard of choice. best served warm.


Keeps in the fridge up to a week. Make sure to reheat before serving. 

Vegan apple crumble

Vegan apple crumble

This vegan apple crumble is dairy-free but you won’t miss the butter: juicy raisins add a burst of sweetness to the soft apple filling, and pecan nuts make the topping extra crunchy.

Each serving provides 322 kcal, 3.5g protein, 52g carbohydrates (of which 36g sugars), 10g fat (of which 1.5g saturates), 4g fibre and 0.2g salt.

  • Preparation time
  • less than 30 mins
  • Cooking time
  • 30 mins to 1 hour
  • Serves
  • Serves 8
  • Dietary


For the filling

  • 1kg/2lb 4oz Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 80g/2¾oz light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 70g/2½oz raisins

For the crumble topping

  • 50g/1¾oz pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 100g/3½oz plain flour
  • 50g/1¾oz rolled oats
  • 80g/2¾oz light brown sugar
  • 80g/2¾oz vegan margarine, cut into small cubes


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.
  2. Put the apples in a 24cm/9½in square baking dish and add the lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, sugar, flour and 100ml/3½fl oz water. Stir, then bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the crumble topping. Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the margarine into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir the raisins into the cooked apples and sprinkle the crumble mixture all over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the apples are totally soft.


Oats have been given a bad rap for health, with dietitians saying that oats are empty calories and shouldn’t be part of your daily intake. Fortunately, oats are a magical food that possess numerous health benefits that cannot be ignored. Oats are good for our health but do you know any of its real benefits? Then be aware of some of the many benefits that oats offer, keeping in mind that it is an excellent source of soluble fiber.

Oats have gotten a lot of attention because of their high dietary fiber content, phytochemicals, and nutritional value. Today, they get defined by having a variety of health benefits, including hypocholesterolemia and anticancer properties. According to research, oatmeal can get added for use in the diets of celiac patients.

Oat-based food products such as bread, biscuits, cookies, probiotic drinks, breakfast cereals, flakes, and infant food are gaining popularity due to their high nutritional value. Here’s an overview of the health benefits of oats as whole grains and value-added products, as well as information on oat processing and its impact on functional properties.

1. Oats Are Nutritious

Oats have a well-balanced nutrient profile. You will find oats to be high in carbohydrates and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan. They are also higher in protein and fat than many other grains. Oats are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds. It means that oats are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available.

2. Oats Are Rich In Antioxidants

Whole oats are full of antioxidants and polyphenols, which are beneficial plant compounds. The most notable antioxidants are avenanthramides, which you can almost entirely find in oats. Avenanthramides may reduce the risk of heart disease by increasing nitric oxide production. This gas molecule aids in the dilation of blood vessels, resulting in increased blood flow. Furthermore, avenanthramides have anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties. You can also find ferulic acid in high concentrations of oats. It is another type of antioxidant.

3. Oats Contain A Powerful Soluble Fiber

Oats are high in beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber. In the gut, beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution. Reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels, reduced blood sugar and insulin response, increased feeling of fullness, and increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract are all health benefits of beta-glucan fiber.

4. Oats Can Lower Cholesterol Levels

Globally, you will find heart disease to be one of the leading causes of death. And high blood cholesterol remains a vital risk factor. Many studies have also shown that beta-glucan fiber found in oats can help lower total and LDL cholesterol levels. Beta-glucan may increase the excretion of cholesterol-rich bile, lowering circulating cholesterol levels in the blood. Another critical step in the progression of heart disease is the oxidation of LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol, which occurs when LDL reacts with free radicals. It causes artery inflammation, damaged tissues and increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. According to one study, antioxidants in oats work in tandem with vitamin C to prevent LDL oxidation.

5. Oats Can Improve Blood Sugar Control

Diabetes type 2 is a common disease characterized by significantly elevated blood sugar levels. It usually gets caused by a decrease in insulin sensitivity. Oats help lower blood sugar levels, particularly in overweight people or those who have type 2 diabetes. They might also help with insulin sensitivity. These effects are primarily attributed to beta-ability glucans to form a thick gel, which delays stomach emptying and glucose absorption into the blood.

6. Oats Help You Stay Full Longer

Oats are not only a delicious breakfast food but also very filling. Consuming filling foods may assist you in eating fewer calories and losing weight. The beta-glucan in oatmeal may increase your feeling of fullness by delaying the time it takes your stomach to empty of food. Beta-glucan may also stimulate the release of peptide YY (PYY), a hormone produced in the gut in response to food consumption. This satiety hormone has been linked to lower calorie intake and may lessen your risk of obesity.

7. Oats Maintain Digestive Health

Fiber promotes bowel regularity and helps to prevent constipation. It increases the weight and water content of stools, making them easier to pass. Cereal fibers, such as those found in oats, are thought to be more effective than fiber found in fruits and vegetables. Some studies reported that the breakdown and fermentation of beta-glucan oat fiber increase the diversity of gut microbiota. It may, in turn, help with digestive issues like diarrhea, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome.

8. Oats Enhance Immune Response To Diseases

There is extensive research on oats in terms of the immune system’s response to disease and infection. Oatmeal’s unique fiber, beta-glucan, essentially helps neutrophils travel to the site of infection faster and improves their potential to eliminate the bacteria they find there.

9. Oats Help You Sleep Better

Why are oats considered a healthy pre-bedtime snack? According to experts, oats contain melatonin and complex carbohydrates that can help more tryptophan get into the brain and help you sleep. Furthermore, oats contain several vitamins, including B6, a co-factor that aids in serotonin production in the brain.

10. Oats Enhance Athletic Performance

Oatmeal is a good source of carbohydrates and protein, as well as calories and energy. Oats have been shown in scientific studies to improve metabolism and performance when consumed 45 minutes to 1 hour before moderate-intensity exercise.

11. Oats Can Lower Risk Of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is dreadful and can be excruciatingly painful. One study, conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, found a link between people who ate a high fiber diet (primarily from whole grains and cereals like oats) and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. According to the study, every additional 10 grams of fiber in a person’s diet reduces their risk of developing colorectal cancer by 10%!

12. Oats Help Control Weight

We could always do with some help now and then, but did you ever think oatmeal could help with weight loss? That is correct! According to one study, -glucan, a compound found in oatmeal, helps to reduce the desire to eat by boosting the hunger-fighting hormone cholecystokinin.

These health benefits will surely make you pick up oats on your next visit to the grocery store. It’s never too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle. So, you can start now. Moreover, some additional benefits can also make you take up oats as a healthy snack option.

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