Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crumble (Made with Coconut Flour)

This gluten-free vegan apple crumble is a cozy dessert recipe that’s perfect for fall. It’s delicious on its own but even better topped with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.

This recipe would be perfect as a vegan Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert but works equally well year round. If you’re making it for the holidays and need to feed a crowd, go ahead and double the recipe and use a larger pan.

Main ingredients

To keep this dairy-free apple crumble vegan, I opted to use coconut oil as the fat in the crumble topping. I added some pecans and lemon zest as well to round out the flavours.

I used coconut flour instead of oats in this vegan apple crumble recipe so it’s ideal if you’re avoiding grains. You could substitute gluten-free oat flour or even cassava flour instead of the coconut flour if you prefer, and the results should be equally delicious.


This gluten-free vegan apple crumble is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. If you want to kick up the spice factor even more you could add a pinch of ground ginger or cloves, but I love it as is.
I think the perfect apple for this recipe is golden delicious, but if you prefer a more tart apple dessert, granny smith would work well. Any apple will do, just expect some variation in texture and sweetness depending on which variety you choose.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Crumble (Made with Coconut Flour)

This gluten-free vegan apple crumble is also gluten-free and grain-free. It's made with coconut flour and other nutritious ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple recipes, gluten-free, plant-based, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 252kcal

Ingredients

For the apple layer:

  • 4 cups peeled and chopped raw apples
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the crumble topping:

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup solid coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the apples, 1 teaspoon coconut flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  • In a food processor (or high powered blender) add 1/3 cup coconut flour, pecans, coconut oil, coconut sugar, lemon zest and salt.
  • Process with several quick on/off pulses to combine all the ingredients.
  • Spoon the apple mixture into an eight inch baking dish and then spread the crumble mixture evenly on top of the apple mixture.
  • Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.
  • Makes 6 servings of vegan apple crumble.

Notes

  • You can substitute your preferred oil for the coconut oil.
  • Any type of apple will do, but my personal favourite is golden delicious.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg