These easy vegan apple recipes are the perfect cozy meals for fall and winter! Sweet breakfasts, desserts, and savory dinners made with juicy, crisp apples, that will delight everyone around the table.
For more tasty recipes see our vegan Thanksgiving recipes, vegan Christmas cookies, vegan brunch recipes, vegan Fall desserts, vegan pumpkin recipes, vegan carrot recipes and vegan Thanksgiving desserts roundups.
Vegan Apple Recipes
Vegan Apple Recipes for Breakfast
It’s time to swap out the bananas and blueberries for fresh apples that are blended with the flour and water for these pancakes. They add dietary fiber and just enough sweetness to the batter.
There is nothing better than a fruit crisp right out of the oven on a blustery fall day. The next time you go apple picking, plan to make this warming crisp with oat and cinnamon topping.
Apples and peanut butter are a natural match so why not combine them into a breakfast cake? And you will love that this 2-minute cake is grain-free.
If you enjoy apples as much as I do, you will love these apple oatmeal muffins. They have sautéed apples, apple cider, and applesauce. Apple flavor is front and center.
Belgian-style waffles are crisp on the exterior and soft on the interior. These are topped with warm apple sauce with cinnamon.
Apple pie breakfast cookies are very clever. I admit to enjoying a cookie for breakfast on occasion. Who hasn’t? These are plump, chewy, and full of apple pie flavor.
What’s better than a grilled sandwich? How about grilled peanut butter and apple sandwiches? These offer a healthy helping of protein and fiber. And they taste great!
Mini loaves of bread make such thoughtful gifts around the holidays and this recipe is a winner. Apples, raisins, and walnuts exemplify the tastes of fall and early winter.
A steaming loaf of Dutch apple bread right out of the oven is going to have everyone running to the kitchen. This loaf has few ingredients and is super moist. Enjoy it with a cup of tea for an afternoon snack.
Polish pancakes are often leavened with yeast rather than eggs. What a vegan cook’s dream! They are fluffy like soft donuts and sweetened with apples.
Every time I go to my local orchard, I can’t resist also picking up some sugar pumpkins for baking. Today, we are highlighting pancakes with applesauce and pumpkin puree for a fall breakfast treat.
Apple and cinnamon streusel is the quintessential breakfast cake to have with hot coffee on a lazy Sunday morning.
Muffins can be good for you. These gluten-free muffins contain fiber-rich rolled oats, almond meal with protein, flax seeds for omega-3s, and a good amount of fruit with vitamin C.
One of the most satisfying things to bake is quick bread of any kind. This one is naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and applesauce. Chopped granny smith apples add a really nice soft texture.
Take your next bagel breakfast up a notch with vegan apple cinnamon cream cheese. Seriously, what could be better than a spread that is creamy, sweet, tangy, and cinnamon-y?
Vegan Apple Dessert Recipes
16. Vegan Apple Pie
Traditional apple pie is a favorite dessert that graces any holiday table. The pastry can easily be made with vegan ingredients. I encourage you to make the caramel sauce in the recipe to drizzle over the warm pie.
Apple fritters are like donut holes on steroids. They are compact sweet bundles with concentrated apple flavor. The coconut milk glaze adds a glossy finish.
Have you tried pull-apart bread? Not only is it super tasty, but it is also an experience to eat. You could slice this apple bread, but it really is better when everyone just gets in there with their hands.
If you haven’t ever tried raw vegan dishes, you really must make mini raw apple pies. With only 4 ingredients and no baking necessary, you can have a fresh and naturally sweet dessert with nothing artificial.
Apple fritters have met their best friend in the form of almond maple dipping sauce. While the fritters are fried to confectionery perfection, the dipping sauce is a game-changer.
German apple cake is normally a little denser than other cakes. That is why this is a fantastic vegan recipe that doesn’t call for eggs. Apples top the cake for a preliminary bake, then a moist almond blend is poured over the top for a second go in the oven.
This apple dumpling will blow your mind. A peeled and cored apple is filled with cinnamon-infused almond paste and then wrapped in puff pastry. You bake them until the pastry is golden and the apple is tender. It is stunning.
23. Vegan Apple Hand Pies (Gluten Free)
I will be totally honest that I loved apple hand pies from the grocery store or McDonalds as a kid. These are homemade apple turnovers with flaky gluten-free pastry and sweet honey crisp apple filling.
These peanut butter apple crumbles don’t miss a beat when it comes to flavor. Natural peanut butter, apples, oats, maple syrup…… need I say more? I am not sure if this is breakfast or sheer indulgence for a snack.
Deep dish pies are so gorgeous, but they can be a little intimidating. Not this pie! It is raw so there is no need to worry about whether it will bake perfectly. It is layers of apples, dates, and spices in a chewy crust of walnuts, oats, and dates.
It is hot outside these days. We should all treat ourselves to vegan ice cream made with apples and salted caramel. The awesome part is that you don’t need an ice cream machine.
The best part of visiting an orchard in autumn is grabbing a candied apple on a stick. Better than the crackly hard red candy ones is the apples coated in soft caramel dipped in any crunchy topping you enjoy.
Who didn’t have and love crescent rolls as a kid? Mine were dusted with cinnamon and sugar for a breakfast treat. Add apple slices and you have upped the nutritional value of this fun breakfast.
29. Apple Nachos
Dessert nachos are a thing! These apple nachos with peanut butter and chocolate might be the top kid’s sleepover party snack.
Do you crave the smell of apples and spices baking on a cool fall day? I love that this cobbler in jars is grain-free. And, the dough on top keeps the apple filling cozy and warm when you dig your spoon in.
Olive oil cake is a favorite in Italy. It is a dense and rich cake yet still moist. You only need a small slice. This version is really smart because it is paleo and AIP-compliant for those with autoimmune issues.
Bread pudding is the best way to use up bread that is starting to go a little stale. The bread cubes sop up the vegan custard that has apple sauce instead of eggs.
Are you someone who enjoys a sweet breakfast? This vegan apple tart in an oatmeal almond pastry shell that is almost like soft granola. The apples are seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. Cozy up to this with a vegan chai tea.
This is not your ordinary cheesecake. It is so much better. A graham cracker crust is the base for a vegan cheesy filling. The cake is topped with a decadent caramel apple layer.
This is a first in the versatile world of baked apples. They are filled with a cashew-based cheesecake custard. The warm apples are served with caramel and chopped nuts.
Thick apple butter is simply the best spread on whole-grain toast or swirled into yogurt. You will love that this butter is sugar-free and paleo-friendly. Let your slow cooker do the bulk of the work overnight.
Savory Vegan Apple Recipes
Every summer cookout or brunch should have a Waldorf salad overflowing with fresh apples, grapes, raisins, and walnuts. I love the addition of crunchy celery.
Sausages and apples are a classic marriage. This recipe uplifts that duo by wrapping the vegan sausage and apples in puff pastry for crisp little packets of goodness. Perfect for a party!
You really must consider adding apples to your favorite creamy butternut squash soup recipe. This sweet and savory soup will definitely have your kids asking for seconds.
I always add apples to my slaw and everyone gives compliments. This slaw amplifies basic cabbage and apples with the addition of chickpeas and a tahini dressing for a helping of protein.
Baked beans just got a facelift! Browned apple slices are served on top of beans that are baked with a bit of spicy harissa. The sweetness mellows the spice.
Like many vegans, you probably don’t to have your arm twisted to try a new veggie burger recipe. Roasted squash is transformed into baked burgers. Kale and apple slaw take them over the top.
Carrot and ginger soup is just so good. Add tart granny smith apples to that and you have a luscious blended soup that the entire family will love, hands down.
If you haven’t ever had curried fruit of any kind, this might be a good place to start. The combination of sweet, savory, and a tiny bit spicy works so well. Coconut milk brings this simple stew all together.
Don’t discard those beet greens! They are so good for you and just a little bitter. Make a super healthy salad tossed with apple slices and glazed pecans.
What are your favorite Vegan Apple Recipes?
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Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
- 1 cup apple juice* (homemade or fresh)
- 1 medium apple
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3-4 tsp lemon juice