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Vegan Apple Crumble

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The best Vegan Apple Crumble has generous amounts of sweet and nutty brown sugar crumble topping over delicious apple filling with the perfect amount of tart sweetness and fall spice, all served with creamy vanilla ice cream.



Brown Sugar Oat Crumble Topping

  • ½ cup all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned, rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter, melted

Vegan Apple Crumble Filling

  • 5 cups apples (Granny Smith), peeled and diced (about 7 small apples)
  • 3 tablespoons organic cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water


Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish. Set aside for later.

For Brown Sugar Oat Crumble Topping:

  1. Stir all Brown Sugar Oat Crumble Topping ingredients except butter together until well mixed. Note: make sure to use finely chopped pecans so the crumbles don’t become too big and chunky.
  2. Add melted butter.
  3. Using a fork, gently stir and fold until clumps form. Continue to stir and break up larger clumps.
  4. Evenly stir together the mixture until no flour patches remain.

For the Apple Crumble Filling:

  1. Add all Apple Filling ingredients to a bowl. Stir and fold until all the apples are well coated. Allow to sit for a few minutes, or until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour apple filling into prepared baking dish. Using a rubber spatula or spoon, smooth apples into an even layer.
  3. Sprinkle Brown Sugar Oat Crumble Topping over apples until apples are completely covered.
  4. Bake for 39-45 minutes, or until juices are bubbling up the sides. Mine took 42 minutes for soft-baked, but still-a-touch-crisp apples. You can stick a fork into an apple piece just under the crumble topping to test for desired tenderness of apples.
  5. Cool for about 10 minutes on a cooling rack, then serve with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


Storing Instructions: Apple crumble is best the first day, however you can store it in the refrigerator and enjoy it for about 3 days after. Be sure to cool apple crumble completely, then cover tightly with foil and store in the refrigerator. Before serving, warm in the microwave, or spoon into an oven-safe dish and heat in the oven until warm throughout.

A note on Oat Flour: I know we all love using oat flour here at Beaming Baker, however, this delicious brown sugar oat crumble topping is best made with all purpose flour. If you’re looking for an oat flour + coconut sugar based topping, try the streusel topping on my vegan pumpkin coffee cake.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 42 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American