Whole Food Plant-Based Apple Crisp

October 12, 2018 1 Comment

Whole Food Plant-Based Apple Crisp

Apple picking is basically a requirement if you live in New England during the fall. This whole food plant-based apple crisp recipe is dairy-free (no butter!) and so simple to make. Eat this vegan recipe for breakfast, for dessert, of for a snack any time of the day. I like to top mine with a few tablespoon of coconut cream and a dollop of natural peanut butter. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes



Apple base:

-5-6 apples, sliced thinly

-3/4 cup of water

-1 TBS lemon juice

-2 tsp of cinnamon

-2 TBS of maple or date syrup

-a pinch of sea salt   


-1 and ½ cups of oats (GF)

-1 cups of walnuts

-1 TBS of cinnamon

-4 TBS of maple or date syrup

-1 dash of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix apple base ingredients (excluding apples) together, then poor over apples in a microwave safe baking dish.
  3. Microwave apple mixture for 5 minutes on high
  4. Blend 1 cup of oats in a food processor until it becomes a coarse flour
  5. Add the additional ingredients for the crumble, and pulse until the walnuts break up and the ingredients are well mixed
  6. Spread the crumble mixture over the microwaved apples, and bake for 35-40 minutes
  7. Enjoy hot or cold


By Caroline DiNicola Fawley

Caroline is a plant-based chef, recipe designer, and whole food plant-based nutrition educator, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. 


1 Response

Johanna M Woodbury
Johanna M Woodbury

October 17, 2018

Can you make it without a microwave?

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