An apple crisp is a relatively healthy and at the same time very tasty dessert as it is. Making a vegan apple crisp turns up the health quotient quite a bit and if I might add, it increases the yummy factor by 10 😉
Usually an apple crisp will not contain eggs but it will often call for butter. Being vegans we will use a stiff margarine like Earth Balance or perhaps vegetable shortening. You can also use a soft margarine too, that’s not going to be the end of the world.
This vegan apple crisp recipe is not only easy but it is quick and simple too. You could get your kids to help you with it if you liked it. Combining some of the ingredients for you. This is another option for you if you’re looking for a “lighter” dessert at any time of year but especially after Christmas dinner.
I have offered a few other vegan Christmas dessert recipes that you might also try. Whatever you do though, keep it violent free, keep it vegan.
Adam & Eve’s vegan apple crisp
Another option with this apple crisp instead of making just one large square crisp you could always make individual apple crisps or ramekins. Ramekins are small ceramic bowls that you’ve most likely seen used in restaurants when they serve you a side of margarine if you ask. They are about the size of a large coffee mug but only about 2 inches tall.
I’ve found you can achieve the same result if you have over sized muffin tins and paper muffin cups to put into the muffin tray. In fairness, single serve ramekins work better. Best yet is just to make one large apple crisp that everyone can tuck into!
0.5 cup all purpose flour
0.25 cup white sugar
0.25 cup brown sugar
0.5 tsp cinnamon
0.25 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
0.33 cup of margarine
0.33 cup of rolled oats
6 cups of chopped apples (Granny Smith work best but there’s no rule saying you can’t use any others)
1 cup blackberries or raspberries (fresh or frozen is fine)
juice of one lemon and the zest from said lemon
0.25 cup white sugar
Place all of the delicious topping ingredients and blend in a food processor until crumbly. If you don’t have a food processor, then place the topping ingredients in a bowl and dig in with you hands and mix with fingers until crumbly.
Most folks peel the apples, but again, there is no rule that says you have to. You do however want to core the apples and chop into inch or so sized pieces. Nobody appreciates apple seeds in their vegan apple crisp.
Place the chopped up apples and other filling ingredients in a bowl and mix.
Place the mixed toppings into the greased baking dish and cover evenly with the topping ingredients.
Bake for around 30 to 40 minutes until the top of your crisp looks well… crisp i.e. nicely browned. You can also stick a knife into a chunk of apple and it should be tender but not too mushy.
Good job! Now let it sit on a wire rack to cool for 20 to 30 minutes and enjoy.