Today is National Apple Pie Day and we’re celebrating one of the most popular all-American desserts with an array of vegan recipes that interpret this classic baked treat into anything from smoothie bowls and pancakes to egg rolls, energy bars, and donuts! Explore all the forms it can take with our selection of vegan apple pie-inspired recipes (most of which are gluten-free as well!).
Apple Pie Inspired Breakfast Recipes
Ever tried turning apple pie into a smoothie bowl? That’s exactly what Haile Thomas did, by adding apples and traditional apple pie spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to her smoothie bowl.
Creamy, sweet, packed with nutrients and meal-prep friendly – this apple pie chia pudding is a perfect make-ahead breakfast! It’s topped with fried cinnamon apples for that classic pie flavor profile.
These apple pie-inspired pancakes are made with homemade oat flour and filled with delicious caramelized apples. Yum!
This recipe is not only a great way to utilize some sad wrinkly apples you might have lying around, but it also makes a delicious topping for any breakfast dish or a pie filling!
A perfect recipe for a lazy weekend morning when you have time on your hands, these apple pie cinnamon rolls combine the best of both worlds and are so worth the effort! Topping them with a cinnamon maple cream cheese frosting will make them irresistible.
Packed with protein and bursting with flavors from cinnamon and spices, these vegan apple pie muffins make a great snack between meals, and pair well with tea and coffee.
Apple Pie Inspired Sweet Treats
Feeling nostalgic for your favorite childhood treat? No need to hit up a fast-food chain when you can recreate these crunchy vegan apple pies at home in no time!
These vegan apple spice donuts are easy to whip up, take 10 minutes to bake, are packed with spices, and covered with a cardamom maple glaze.. Sign us up!
If you’re feeling too lazy to make a pie or are short on time, this vegan apple cobbler is the recipe for you. It’s basically sliced, spiced, and baked apples with a biscuit-like topping, and it’s put together in minutes! This recipe is not only easy but also oil and refined sugar free.
This vegan apple pie-inspired dessert has multiple layers of bliss: from crumbly base to sweet cinnamon apples to decadent vegan caramel to streusel topping. We trust Casey when she says that the crumble base and streusel topping is 10x easier than making a traditional apple pie crust yet tastes just as delicious!
Who doesn’t love a nutritious and flavorful, yet healthy raw vegan snack that can be simply whipped up in a food processor? We sure do! These vegan apple pie bars have a base of Medjool dates, and are loaded with almonds, walnuts, raisins, and dried apples. Textures and flavors galore!
When Larisha & Andrew of Make It Dairy Free say you’ll only need two ingredients to make this apple pie inspired sweet treat, they mean it: it only takes canned apple pie filling & vegan egg rolls to put this recipe together! You can always spice things up by adding cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, and serve them with vegan caramel or syrup of choice.
Vegan Apple Pie Recipes
Looking for a low-effort version of the classic apple pie? Anthea of Rainbow Nourishments has got you covered: her recipe includes an easy crust that requires no blind-baking and a gluten-free crumb topping that’s whipped up quickly in a food processor. If you make it with store-bought pastry, it makes it that much easier! Serve this pie warm with your favorite ice cream and a dash of maple syrup.
Juicy sweet Pink Ladies and tart Granny Smith apples covered with a yummy almond crumb topping… Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? You can use this vegan apple pie crumb topping recipe over store-bought pie crust, or make one at home (ingredients and directions provided in Michelle’s recipe!)
Moist gluten-free base, almond cream filling, and thinly sliced apples as a topping – this is a show-stopping vegan apple pie! Find the measurements and directions in English in the recipe box.
This vegan pie is refined sugar-free, with its main fat source being coconut oil, and the crust made with whole wheat flour and almond flour. It’s truly a healthier spin on the star of today’s list!
A delicious spin on the classic vegan apple pie, this recipe has a perfectly crispy, buttery crust, and three kinds of berries (in addition to apples) in the filling! Check out Shanika’s full post for tips and tricks on pastry handling & recipe notes for a gluten-free option.
Article by Anna Kot.