Grain-free vegan apple crisp being scooped out of a white baking dish.

Grain-Free Healthy Apple Crisp

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free

This grain-free apple crisp features a thick crust made from almonds and dates that’s the perfect cover for delicious, soft and fragrant, sweet baked apples.




  1. Place the sliced apples in a baking dish.
  2. Mix the cornstarch, maple syrup and lemon juice in a small bowl and then pour over the apples and mix well. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Break down the almonds in a food processor or blender until they form a coarse flour, add the dates, coconut oil and cinnamon and mix until it forms a dough.
  4. Press the dough over the apples, covering well.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Store any leftovers in the fridge, covered or in a sealed container.


  • Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
  • Calories: 382
  • Sugar: 38 g
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Keywords: healthy apple crisp, vegan apple crisp, easy, whole food, plant-based