Healthy Apple Crisp

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The ultimate fall dessert – this Healthy Apple Crisp is made with simple, wholesome ingredients capturing the essence of autumn. It’s vegan, gluten free & refined sugar free.

Apple picking season is finally here! I look forward to it all year. My sister and I recently went apple picking at a new farm we discovered near our home, and it was so much fun. We picked a bunch of apples and were left with an overflowing basket, and what better way to put your freshly picked apples to use than by making the best apple crisp? It’s the peak of apple season and there’s no better way to preserve their memory than with this Healthy Apple Crisp.

My Healthy Berry Crisp, which I’ve been making for years, went viral on Instagram, and for good reason. It’s so delicious, easy to put together, and made with wholesome, healthy ingredients – hence the name. Bearing in mind my love for apples and the season, I had to make an apple version. And I have to say, it’s just as good.

This recipe is completely vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. It’s packed with sliced apples and topped with nuts and oats for a delicious healthy twist on an old classic. The warm spices and nuts add that notorious autumnal flavor paired with the apples. Don’t forget to top with ice cream (vegan in my case). There’s just something about warm fruit and cold ice cream… when the textures mend and melt together… pure bliss!

Healthy Apple Crisp Ingredients

• Apples – slice the apples thinly to ensure they cook thoroughly and soften. Honey crisp are my favorite apples to use in a crisp.

• Rolled Oats – be sure to use gluten free rolled oats to keep this recipe gluten free. If you aren’t gluten free, you can use regular oats. 

• Almond Flour

• Walnuts – adds a nice healthy crunch!

• Pecans – ditto. 

• Maple Syrup – you can also use agave or honey (but honey will make the recipe not vegan)

• Vegan Butter 

• Vanilla Extract

Coconut Sugar – just 1/2 tablespoon. You can also use any other kind of sugar (brown, cane, maple, etc.).

• Spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. 

How To Make Healthy Apple Crisp 

Start by slicing your apples. You can peel the skin or leave it on – that’s your preference (I like to peel them). Add the sliced apples to the baking dish and toss with coconut sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make the crisp topping by adding the oats, almond flourwalnutspecansmaple syrup, vegan butter, vanilla and spices to a bowl and mix. Pour the crisp topping on top of the apples and bake in the oven. It’s super easy to make and nearly impossible to mess up. Once it’s done baking (the aroma is amazing), scoop yourself a big bowl, top it with ice cream and dig in!

This Healthy Apple Crisp combines the natural sweetness of ripe apples with a crunchy oat and nut topping, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. This dessert definitely captures that autumnal essence, giving us a chance to savor this beautiful season.

Tis the season of cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and nights by the fire. Celebrate this time of season with this Healthy Apple Crisp that I hope you’ll love and continue coming back to — a tradition.

More Healthy Dessert Recipes

No Bake Caramel Apple Donuts

• Healthy Peach Crisp

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Healthy Berry Crisp

Healthy Apple Crisp

The ultimate fall dessert - this Healthy Apple Crisp is made with simple, wholesome ingredients capturing the essence of autumn. It's vegan, gluten free & refined sugar free.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Megan





  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Thinly slice the apples and add them to a baking dish (a 7×11″ dish, 8″ pie dish or similar size will work). Toss the apples with cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut sugar.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the crisp ingredients and mix with a spoon until well combined.
  • Pour the crisp mixture on top the apples and evenly distribute using a spoon.
  • Cover with tinfoil and bake for 25 minutes. Then, uncover and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until the apples have softened. If the top starts to brown a little too much towards the end of baking, cover with tinfoil.
  • Serve with vegan ice cream. Enjoy!


Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.


  • Priya

    November 14, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    5 stars
    This was super yummy! Very simple and turned out great. I ate it with greek yogurt and it was just the right amount of sweetness.

    1. Megan

      November 15, 2023 at 9:23 am

      So happy to hear that Priya – thank you for sharing!

  • Thuy

    October 22, 2023 at 11:33 pm

    Hi I’m not Vegan so can I use other flour? Whole wheat? Thanks

    1. Megan

      October 23, 2023 at 9:40 am

      I have not tried it with whole wheat flour so unfortunately I’m not sure how well it would work. Let me know if you try it!

  • Jenn

    October 9, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious! How many calories per serving?

    1. Megan

      October 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks Jenn! I don’t typically do nutrition facts but I did plug the recipe into the VeryWellFit online calculator and it estimates it to be around 250-330 calories per serving. 🥰

  • Andrea Nicholas

    October 7, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    Can’t wait to make this, looks delicious!!!! Can I use regular butter?

    1. Megan

      October 9, 2023 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Andrea, yes, if you are not vegan you can use regular butter. Enjoy!

  • Nat

    October 7, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Leftovers keep in fridge and ok to reheat?

    1. Megan

      October 9, 2023 at 6:52 pm

      Yes, leftovers can be kept in the fridge and reheat in the oven (covered) at 350F until warm or in the microwave. Enjoy!

  • Erin

    October 5, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    Hello, this looks delish! I can’t wait to try. Wondering if I can replace vegan butter with coconut oil.

    Thank you!

    1. Megan

      October 6, 2023 at 11:20 am

      Hi Erin – yes, melted coconut oil will work instead of vegan butter. I hope you love it!

      1. Melissa

        October 9, 2023 at 6:28 pm

        5 stars
        I have made it twice in three days. We love it! My daughter didn’t even realize it was healthy! You gotta make this!

        1. Megan

          October 9, 2023 at 6:54 pm

          That makes me so happy to hear! Thanks for sharing Melissa 🥰

  • DJ

    October 5, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    I am looking forward to making this. I am new to gluten/dairy free. What brand of vegan butter do you use? TIA

    1. Megan

      October 6, 2023 at 11:21 am

      I typically use Earth Balance vegan butter sticks, but any vegan butter brand will work. Enjoy!

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