Vegan Apple Crisp

Posted by: on Apr 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

A friend of mine invited me to dinner a few weeks ago. I didn’t want to come empty handed but I didn’t have a lot of time to devote to baking. I am a huge fan of apple pie. However, it’s involved and has a significant amount of butter in it. So, I thought I’d try a quick and vegan alternative. I was pleasantly surprised. This is an excellent picnic or potluck dessert. In fact, last week I took this dish to a picnic with my classmates. One of them brought her kids and even they liked it! It’s easier than apple pie since there is no crust. Most of the sweetness comes from the apples themselves, supplemented by the honey of course.


6-8 medium apples

Honey (or agave)

Coconut oil





  1. Peel and core the apples.
  2. Thinly slice the apples into a regular pie plate.
  3. Squeeze a whole lemon over the apples.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the apples.
  5. Drizzle honey over the apples.
  6. In a sauce pan, melt coconut oil and honey.
  7. Mix cinnamon and oats into the coconut oil and honey.
  8. Spread oat mixture over top of the apples.
  9. Bake for 1 hour at 350.
  10. Enjoy!


  1. wearmanyhats
    April 7, 2012

    What a fantastic recipie! I am so hoping I can make this. The only thing is, I’ve heard coconut oil is high in cholesterol and our boys have a bad thing about cholesterol. Any healthier substitues or is this cholesterol thing misinformation?

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Hali
      April 8, 2012

      Coconut oil is actually a very healthy fat source. This is a great article talking about cholesterol among other things and coconut oil: As far as I can tell, coconut oil is better than many of the vegetable oils we accept as a normal part of our diet. It can be expensive. I’m thinking of looking into the cost comparison of coconut oil to butter, olive oil, safflower oil, etc. For this recipe, I used only a couple of tablespoons.

  2. Genevieve
    April 9, 2012

    I love this Hali! I love apple crisp but it’s usually too sweet – can’t wait to try this!!


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