Vegan Apple Blueberry Crumble

Vegan apple blueberry crumble in a medium-sized baking pan on a table

I hope everyone had a nice Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend.  We had our very first 100% vegan Thanksgiving, thanks to my sister for suggesting it, and everything turned out amazing.  I think it was the start of a new tradition and I am so happy about it.  The previous week we had gone to A Home for Hooves - a local farm animal sanctuary - and got to meet all of the lovely animals who currently live there.  After hearing the stories of where those animals came from and seeing how happy they were in their forever home, the thought of sitting around a turkey or ham was too upsetting.  If you are on Vancouver Island, I highly recommend taking a tour at A Home for Hooves and meeting those animals.  You will fall in love with all of them!  To see my Thanksgiving plate, click here.

For dessert we had pumpkin pie, apple pie, and apple blueberry crumble.  I came up with the apple blueberry crumble a few weeks ago when I was given a large number of apples.  I was super happy with how it turned out, especially with the blueberries added to it.  I picked the blueberries at a local blueberry farm, and they are possibly the best blueberries I’ve ever eaten.  The recipe itself was also so easy to make, and everyone loved it (even the non-vegans)! 

Apples, blueberries, cornstarch, and spices in a mixing bowl on a table
Add the apple blueberry layer ingredients into a large mixing bowl

Apple blueberry mix spread onto a greased baking pan
Once mixed together, add to a greased baking pan

Dry ingredients for apple blueberry crumble in a medium sized mixing bowl on a table
Mix the dry crumble ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl

Dry ingredients for apple blueberry crumble with melted coconut oil added
Mix melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients

Vegan apple blueberry crumble in a medium-sized baking pan before baking
Spread the crumble mixture evenly on top of the apple blueberry layer

Also, if you make this recipe ahead of time, you can reheat it in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes.

Vegan Apple Blueberry Crumble

Prep time: 35 minutes

Cook time:  50 minutes

Serving size:  Approximately 8 servings

The Ingredients

Apple Blueberry Layer

5 medium to large apples, sliced (Peeled is optional)*

2 cups blueberries, frozen

1 TBSP cornstarch

½ tsp cinnamon

A pinch of salt

2 TBSP olive oil

1 tsp cane sugar*

Crumble Layer

½ cup flour

1 cup oats

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

⅛ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp ginger powder

¼ cup sugar (I used cane sugar)

½ cup coconut oil, melted

The Process

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F

  2. Slice the apples and peel if desired.  Place into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add the frozen blueberries, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, oil, and sugar to the mixing bowl.  Stir the mixture so that the fruit is completely coated.

  4. Spread the ingredients onto a lightly greased baking pan (the pan I used is roughly 8.5” x 12.5”).

  5. In a medium mixing bowl, add the dry crumble ingredients.  Stir so that the ingredients are mixed together. Add the melted coconut oil and stir again until it's mixed completely.

  6. Add the crumble mixture on top of the apple blueberry layer until it is spread evenly.

  7. Bake for 50 minutes.  Serve with vegan vanilla ice cream, vegan yogurt, or enjoy it on its own.


  1. Peeling the apples is optional.  I prefer not to just to lessen the food waste, and I also don’t mind the apple peels.

  2. The apples I used were quite sweet on their own, so I found that I didn’t need to add much sugar to the fruit layer.  If you use sour apples, you may want to add more sugar. 

Thanks for reading!  Let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments below.