Vegan Apple Crumble Recipe


This Vegan Apple Crumble Recipe is the perfect way to get your crumble fix. This delicious Vegan Apple Crumble is vegan and gluten free, easy to make and only requires a handful of tasty ingredients. It’s the best way to satisfy your dessert cravings without compromising on morals or taste!


Delicious apple topped with the most amazing crispy topping makes our best vegan apple crumble one of our favorite desserts. We love making this quick and easy dessert, it’s a guaranteed plate clearer and nobody would even guess it’s vegan!

A delicious bowl of apple with crumble topping, vegan ice cream, and apples.

Why you’ll love this delicious dessert

  • It’s so easy to make and you’ll have it on the table in under an hour.
  • You can make it ahead or batch cook and freeze it.
  • All the ingredients are 100% vegan.

What ingredients do I need?

You’ll need all the ingredients in the photograph below.

Ingredients needed, brown sugar, apples, plain flour, and vegan butter.

You’d never know that this apple crumble was vegan. Perfect apples with a divine crumble topping make it so popular!

What are the best apples to make apple crumble with?

For all our versions of apple crumble prefer to use Braeburn or Granny smith apples.

But you can use what you prefer.

Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or red apples would also be great.

If you’ve got an apple tree in your garden, then freshly picked apples would be amazing!

Do I need to peel the apples?

You don’t ‘have’ to.

But honestly?

It’s much better if you peel them.

Peeled apples are soft and delicious.

If you leave the skins on, you get tough pieces in the crumble, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, we don’t think it tastes so great.

Vegan apple crumble with a fork and spoon.

Is this recipe gluten free?

It’s not gluten free but it’s easy to adapt it.

Simply use gluten free flour.

What do I serve with apple crumble?

Usually, apple crumble is served with vanilla ice cream or custard.

You’ll need to ensure you have vegan ice cream and vegan custard.

Is vegan apple crumble the same as vegan apple crisp?

No, they are different.

The real difference is that crumble doesn’t contain oats, whereas apple crisp does.

Play with the flavors

To vary our vegan apple crumble recipe, we sometimes play with the flavors.

Try adding a little lemon juice, ginger, and crushed pecan nuts to your apples.

Or how about a little ground cinnamon to your crumble mixture.

Give a lovely coconut taste by using coconut sugar instead of brown sugar.

How do I store it?

You can store our vegan apple crumble in the fridge for up to 3 days.

It does freeze well for up to 3 months, but we recommend freezing the crumble topping and the apple mixture separately if possible.

An ovenproof dish full of apple crumble.

Recipe notes and expert tips

  • Ice cream
    If you’re cooking for a vegan, make sure you use dairy free cream.
  • Out of vegan butter?
    Use melted coconut oil instead.
  • Storage
    Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Easy Vegan Apple Crumble

I love tasty desserts especially when they’re vegan, gluten free, warm, tasty and delicious. Add this vegan apple crumble to your holiday dessert recipe list because it’s a crowd pleaser and you can make it with only a few ingredients in your fridge. Additionally, apples are seasonal right now, which makes them both more nutritious and less expensive.


Apple paste

  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 10 pitted dates (small ones were used in this recipe)
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter or cashew butter
  • Dash of cinnamon


  • ¾ cup of the apple paste
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour


  • 1/4-1/3 cup (leftovers) apple paste
  • 2 apples, sliced extra thin
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 8 x 4 pyrex dish with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the apple paste in the blender (apple, dates, cinnamon, almond butter) and blend until liquefied or until almost liquefied.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the ¾ cup of the paste with the coconut flour and mix until it’s sticky and clumpy. It may feel a little dry, this is ok!
  4. Use ½ of the dough from #3 and press it into the bottom of the lined dish, set the other half aside.
  5. Layer the sliced apples on top of the dough in the bottom of the dish.
  6. Using your fingers, crumble the rest of the paste mixed with flour over the sliced apples, then sprinkle the cinnamon on top.
  7. Place the dish into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then serve and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4-6


If you’re not a fan of apples, you can substitute pears and/or peaches in this recipe.

You can also add different nuts as a topping as well.

Vegan apple crumble

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time1 hr and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

All you need to do is swap butter for melted coconut oil to make a totally vegan apple crumble. This one is flavoured with warming cinnamon

  • Vegan

We’ve also got plenty more delicious vegan desserts, such as our vegan sticky toffee pudding, vegan cheesecake, vegan meringues and vegan ice cream.


  • bramley apples 6 (750g), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • vegan custard (we used Oatly vanilla custard)


  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 75g jumbo oats
  • 100ml coconut oil, melted


  • STEP 1Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Toss the apple slices with the golden caster sugar and cinnamon, then tip into a deep, round 25cm baking dish.
  • STEP 2In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and oats, then tip in the melted coconut oil and a pinch of salt, and mix well. Tip onto the apples, spreading to roughly cover, then bake in the oven for 45 minutes until the sauce is bubbling up around the sides. Switch the oven to the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes until golden on top. Serve with custard.

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