Ramekin Apple Crisp


Excellent is the best word to describe Ramekin Apple Crisp, or Appletastic if you’re feeling a little goofy. The dish is hot out of the oven and we’ve coaxed it into its very first Food Adventure. Your house is full of the yummy, cinnamon aroma of fresh apples that are baking in a crisp and buttery oat streusel. You have baked them before, but this time you tried something new. Individual Apple

Crisp can be enjoyed with some vanilla ice cream or whipped topping. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make something not found in stores, I’ve got something for you. It’s a delicious recipe for Mini Vegan Apple Crisps. Pop ’em in the oven and relax while they get nice and comfy, filling your house with a warm, homey smell. Treat yourself to one of these decadent desserts and enjoy

the fresh flavor of homemade goodness! Apples are great when prepared in many ways and you can use them for sweet or savory dishes. They make a good snack, including applesauce, apple pie, caramel apples and Apple dumplings. And they are a great addition to many side dishes. In this post I will talk about some of the juiciest health benefits of apples you didn’t know before.

Ramekin Apple Crisp

Here is an easy recipe for Ramekin Apple Crisp – the small porcelain dish that holds the apple crisp. The buttery, crispy topping makes this dessert amazing and it’s a tasty addition to your Christmas season! The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are changing from their summer greens to amber and red. And after a couple of people asked me for recipes that use a Ramekin, I began thinking about what I could make for them. Something quick an easy, but also comforting and delicious. After thinking more about it the idea of Apple Crisp popped into my head.

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Cook Time30 mins
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Keyword: Easy Dessert, Gluten Free


  • 4 ramekins or 8 ” pie dish
  • medium mixing bowl and large mixing bowl


  • 3 apples chopped (yield 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup oat flour ground oats
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • turn the oven on to 350 degrees.
  • Cooking spray should be used to coat four separate 8 oz. ramekins. Place aside.
  • Mix the 1 Tablespoon lemon juice with the diced apples in a big bowl. Each ramekin should contain roughly 34 cups of diced apples.
  • Combine the 12 cup brown sugar, 12 cup oat flour, 12 cup oats, 14 teaspoon salt, and 12 teaspoon cinnamon in a separate basin. With your fingertips, thoroughly blend the dry ingredients with the coconut oil. Give each ramekin a topping layer of about 14 cup.
  • Apple crisps should bake for around 25 to 30 minutes, or until the topping is golden. For a genuine treat, serve with ice cream!
  • The baking time will be the same if you prepare it in an 8″ pie plate as well.


*Instead of coconut oil, use 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces.

Oat flour can be substituted with regular flour.

Mini Vegan Apple Crisp

This mini vegan apple crisp is so good! The topping has the amazing aroma and flavor of freshly baked apple pie, but without the pie plate and rolling pin. This healthy dessert is a must-make this fall. Novice cooks love to start with simple recipes. I can tell from the large number of comments I get from readers new to vegan cooking that many of you love this vegan apple crisp recipe!

The ideal autumnal dessert is this vegan apple crisp dish! For a gathering, prepare them in separate portions, or bake everything at once! This gluten-free, vegan delight is guaranteed to please!

three apple pies in mini pots with garnishes around.

Fall is arrived, which means everything pumpkin and apple spice! This vegan apple crisp has a tangy sweetness that is absolutely delightful. Not to mention that it is naturally gluten-free, vegan, and generally healthful.

Make this dish in individual ramekins so that everyone gets their own serving, or bake a big batch in one baking dish! For the ideal fall meal, serve this as dessert after consuming some Pumpkin Mac and Cheese or Apple Butternut Squash Soup.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Despite the bright apples keeping it acidic enough to prevent being excessively sugary, this meal will satisfy your sweet taste.
  • Super Easy – Prepare this dish in a flash to enjoy all the benefits of an apple pie without the fuss! Just combine the apple mixture, put the crumble together, layer it, and bake!
  • Naturally Gluten-Free – Since my recipe calls for almond flour rather than all-purpose, there are no gluten-free ingredients needed to make this dish gluten-free.

What you need for this recipe

Ingredients and Substitutions:

ingredients with labels.
  • Apples – I recommend using 4-5 mostly green apples, with a few red. For this recipe, I used 3 ½ green apples and 1 whole red apple. But you can mix it up as you please!
  • Brown Sugar – Light brown sugar adds the perfect sweetness!
  • Almond Flour – Regular, superfine almond flour adds the perfect nuttiness.
  • Lemon Juice – This is used in the apple mixture to add a bit of tartness.
  • Oats – Use rolled oats, not quick oats!
  • Vanilla – I love using vanilla bean paste, but extract works too.

How to make this recipe

Step 1: Prepare Ingredients

  • The first step is to core and chop your apples. Although you can remove the skin if you choose, I opted to keep it on.
  • The apple should first be split in half from stem to base. The core of the stem and seeds should be removed using a spoon and a paring knife.
  • The apple should next be diced or finely sliced longways before being cut in half.

Step 2: Make Apple Mixture

  • To a sizable mixing basin, add all of the apples, either chopped or sliced.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 12 cup of brown sugar, all of the lemon juice, and all of the vanilla paste. Mix everything well with a spatula or your hands.
sliced apples with all mixture ingredients before mixing.

Step 3: Make the Crumble

  • Add 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of almond flour, 1 cup of oats, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg to a different mixing bowl.
  • Combine these ingredients completely.
  • Add 6 tablespoons of vegan butter after that. This butter should be incorporated with the remaining crumble mixture using a fork. If you can, steer clear of dense clusters.

Step 4: Assemble & Bake

  • Set the oven’s temperature to 350 degrees.
  • Oil, butter, or baking spray can be used to line individual ramekins or a baking dish.
three ramekins with oil in the bottom.
  • Scoop about ½ cup of apple filling into the ramekins. Then, scoop roughly ¼ cup of the crisp topping on top of this.

Tip: If you want the ramekins to be completely full, slightly overfill them as much as you can because the apples will shrink slightly while baking.

apples in ramekins before baking.
  • Instead of using individual ramekins, just fill a single large dish with apples close to the top, then top with crumble.
  • Bake the apple crisps for 40 minutes for a large dish or 35 minutes for individual ramekins in the oven.
  • When the crisp is golden brown and the apples are boiling, remove. Serve with vegan ice cream or whipped cream after cooling.
Two baked apple crisp ramekins with ice cream scoop on top.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • You can use any variety of apple you choose in this recipe. I advise choosing a tarter apple, such a Granny Smith, however any apple will do!
  • Try adding some roughly chopped almonds or walnuts for a crispier topping. As usual, include those into the crisp mixture.
  • Serve this warm with a generous scoop of vegan whipped cream or vegan mint julep ice cream!

Individual Apple Crisps

Individual apple crisps, what a wonderful idea! Rather than making a giant apple pie that will be gone in one sitting (believe me, I’ve had those), these individual apple crisps give you more pie without breaking the calorie bank. I came up with a recipe for an individual apple crisp the other day. I’m not sure who the intended audience is for this recipe, though I can assume that for most people it would be small children or large families with many mouths to feed.

Serve these mini apple crisps in individual ramekins for a comforting dessert that’s perfect for family and guests alike. 


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large tart-sweet apples (such as Braeburn, Gala or McIntosh), peeled, cored, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Set the oven to 400 °F. Mix the flour, walnuts, 2 tablespoons of sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of salt in a medium basin. With a fork, combine the dry ingredients with the butter, breaking up any large lumps. Place aside.
  • Apple cubes should be combined with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and lemon juice in a separate bowl and coated. Top each of the four tiny oven-safe ramekins with a quarter of the walnut mixture.
  • Ramekins should be baked for 30 to 35 minutes, until the fruit is soft and the topping is browned. If desired, serve warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

  • Per Serving:
  • 324 calories; fat 15g; saturated fat 8g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 44mg.

Health Benefits Of Apples

Apples are delicious and nutritious. Here’s a look at some of the health benefits of apples  for you and your family. Apples are incredibly versatile and there really is no bad time to eat them. It’s no wonder that they’re one of the most-consumed fruits today. Whether you’re having troubles keeping up with your daily recommended allowance of fruit or just want to mix things up a little more often, here are delicious reasons why apples are a great fruit option to keep in mind.

Once more, apple-picking season has arrived. And there are many justifications for why you should fill a basket.

Apples are not only delicious on their own or in food, but they also have a ton of health advantages. According to Jessica Levinson, RDN, a culinary nutritionist in Westchester, New York, “apples have been linked to a number of health advantages, including enhanced gut health and lower risk of stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and several malignancies.”

A medium-sized apple has 4.8 grams of fiber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, making it a good source of the nutrient. Along with minor levels of other vitamins and minerals, the same apple is a strong source of vitamin C, providing 9.2 milligrams.

The proprietor of Sarah Gold Nutrition in Boston, Sarah Gold Anzlovar, RDN, suggests incorporating the fruit into salads or grilled cheese sandwiches, baking apples for a nutritious dessert, or preparing pulled chicken with apples in the slow cooker for a quick lunch or dinner.

The ideal apple to eat is the sort you prefer, according to Anzlovar, even though the nutrient and antioxidant content varies slightly amongst apples.

Here are some other reasons why the proverb “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may hold some merit.

  1. Apples May Lower Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol

Enjoy a juicy apple, and you might be doing your ticker some good. According to Anzlovar, studies have connected apple eating to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, which may be due to the soluble fiber in apples’ ability to lower cholesterol.

According to Mayo Clinic, soluble fiber breaks down in water to form a gel-like substance.

According to the University of Illinois, soluble fiber lowers the risk of atherosclerosis (restricted blood flow in the arteries due to plaque buildup) and heart disease by assisting in the prevention of cholesterol buildup in the lining of blood vessel walls. Additionally, it can assist in lowering blood pressure: In a previous study, it was discovered that a larger intake of soluble fiber was linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

According to earlier studies, frequently consuming apples (or pears) was linked to a 52 percent lower risk of stroke. Additionally, a study that was released in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in February 2020 discovered that eating two apples a day helped study participants lower their triglyceride and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.

  1. Consuming Fiber-Rich Foods, Such as Apples, Can Help With Digestion

You’ve probably heard that fiber helps with digestion, and it really does! The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health asserts that fiber, both soluble and insoluble (i.e., not soluble in water), is crucial for digestion. And you’re in luck because, according to the University of Illinois, apples come in both varieties.

With addition to helping you feel full by slowing down digestion, soluble fiber also delays the breakdown of glucose, which aids in blood sugar regulation. According to Harvard, insoluble fiber can help your body process meals, relieve constipation, and promote regularity.

Eat the apple skin since it provides the majority of the fruit’s insoluble fiber, advises the University of Illinois.

  1. Apples Can Aid in Immune System Health

Who wouldn’t want a more powerful immune system as autumn approaches? Apples can be a crucial component of your immune system’s toolbox.

Animal studies in the past showed that soluble fiber helped transform pro-inflammatory immune cells into anti-inflammatory and immuno-supportive ones. A high-dietary fiber diet aided in the protection of mice against the flu, according to a different animal study that was revealed in the journal Immunity in May 2018. (However, it’s unclear if these consequences would apply to humans.)

However, there is evidence to think that apples may improve immunity, partly because they contain vitamin C, which supports the immune system. According to a recent thorough analysis, vitamin C has a variety of roles in supporting the immune system’s operation. According to earlier study, it can, for instance, aid in enhancing the epithelium (a kind of tissue) barrier against infections and protect against environmental oxidative stress, such as that caused by pollution and radiation.

  1. Apples Are a Fruit That Is Good for Diabetics

Think about including apples in your diet if you have type 2 diabetes. It’s a popular fallacy that persons with diabetes cannot consume fruit, despite the fact that they are a fruit.

According to the Mayo Clinic, soluble fiber from apples can assist decrease the absorption of sugar into the blood and perhaps raise blood sugar levels. Additionally, according to Mayo, a nutritious diet that contains insoluble fiber can reduce your risk of first getting type 2 diabetes.

In addition, a study of persons with type 2 diabetes found that routinely consuming soluble fiber helped lower insulin resistance and reduced blood sugar and triglyceride levels. The findings was published in August 2016 in Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine.

  1. Apple Antioxidants May Contribute to the Prevention of Cancer

Apples may help in the fight against cancer, even though there isn’t one guaranteed way to do it. According to Anzlovar, apples may lower the chance of developing some malignancies. Researchers believe this is because apples contain antioxidants. Apples are thought to contain a lot of antioxidants, and laboratory tests have demonstrated that these antioxidants help slow the growth of cancer cells.

According to a review written in October 2016 for the journal Public Health Nutrition, eating apples frequently is linked to a lower risk of developing some cancers, such as colorectal, oral, esophageal, and breast cancers.

Apples’ fiber content may have benefits for avoiding cancer. According to a study that was released in March 2016 in the journal Pediatrics, women who consumed more high-fiber foods during their youth and early adulthood—especially a lot of fruits and vegetables—had a lower risk of developing breast cancer in the long run.

A diet rich in dietary fiber may help guard against colon cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, according to a different study that was released in January 2019 in the journal The Lancet.

  1. Apples Can Help You Lose Weight Healthily

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eating a diet high in fruit (and vegetables) can help you keep a healthy weight or lose weight.

Apples rank highly on this list because they are packed with dietary fiber. Fiber keeps you full and reduces your likelihood of overeating, according to Levinson. Fiber also slows digestion and the rise in blood sugar.

The Lancet study found that those who consumed the most fiber had significantly lower body weights.

According to earlier studies, obese women who consumed three apples daily lost 1.22 kilograms (2.7 pounds) after 12 weeks.

A medium-sized apple has just 95 calories, making it a fruit you should always have on hand when you have a sweet tooth.

  1. Apples Might Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s time to begin consuming more apples and other foods high in flavonoids, such as berries and tea.

In a study that was published in August 2020 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers discovered that adults 50 and older who consumed only a small amount of foods high in flavonoids, such as berries, apples, and tea, were shockingly 2 to 4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over the course of 20 years than those who consumed more of these foods.

In addition, a review article that appeared in the January 2020 issue of the journal Biomolecules discovered that the flavonoid quercetin, which is present in apples, shields neurons from oxidative damage and also has additional anti-disease Alzheimer’s effects. But additional study must be conducted outside of a laboratory, according to the experts.

  1. Apples Could Maintain Gut Health

It turns out that eating apples may be one strategy to benefit your digestive tract. Gut health is a hot issue right now.

Pectin, a prebiotic starch, is a type of starch found in apples. According to the Cleveland Clinic, prebiotics are crucial because they aid in feeding the “good” bacteria in your stomach. They also improve immunological function, stimulate the creation of hormones, and aid in the absorption of specific minerals (such as calcium and phosphorus).

According to a study published in July 2019 in Frontiers in Microbiology, apples also contain bacteria that may be good for your gut. The researchers did find that recently picked organic apples contain a more varied and distinct bacteria colony than conventionally grown store-bought apples, which is another more excuse to visit your neighborhood farmer’s market, schedule an apple-picking trip, or start planting!

  1. Could guard against free radical damage

Polyphenols, plant compounds that are packed with antioxidants, are abundant in apples.

According to Childress, these polyphenols can shield the body from the cell damage produced by free radicals, which may help prevent diseases like:

  • Cancer
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Eye diseases
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s 

You should avoid cutting off the apple’s peel since, according to Childress, the skin contains the majority of the fruit’s antioxidants.

  1. Might be advantageous for bone health

According to Childress, eating apples may lead to greater bone mineral density.

This can prevent osteoporosis, a condition in which the structure of the bones deteriorates and may raise the risk of broken bones.

According to Rice, this is because certain vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and potassium, can lessen the amount of calcium that is lost through excretion, hence enhancing bone health.

In a 2012 review, apples were precisely one of the fruits examined, and the results showed a correlation between increased fruit consumption and increased bone density and bone strength. Antioxidants and other bioactive substances present in fruit are thought to be responsible for the fruits’ beneficial effects on bones.

Eating apples regularly, along with other nutritious whole foods, can improve general health and lower the chance of acquiring some chronic medical illnesses.

To gain a variety of benefits, always try to consume a variety of colorful meals. In order to get the most nutritional value out of your snack, Rice advises eating entire apples rather than apple juice or sauce. This is because whole apples retain more of their inherent nutrients.

Recipe FAQs

Is apple crisp the same as apple crumble?

The two dishes are nearly the exact same. However, apple crumble typically does not contain oats or nuts

What is the best apple for a crisp?

I highly recommend using a mixture of apples for this apple crisp. I predominantly use Granny Smith Apples, with one Pink Lady Apple to balance the tartness.

What can I use instead of vegan butter?

In place of the vegan butter, you can use softened coconut oil. Or, if this dish doesn’t need to be vegan for you, you can use regular butter!

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