This is the ultimate Apple Recipe Roundup! These recipes are all vegan, gluten-free, and free of refined sugar...and they're also absolutely delicious! I've included options for breakfasts, snacks, salads, and of course...desserts!
It's apple season! Whether you're picking them yourself, collecting a colorful bunch from the farmer's market, or filling your grocery cart, you're going to want delicious recipes to use the best of this season's harvest. This is my full Apple Recipe Roundup of gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free recipes!
Apples are full of health benefits and powerful disease fighting nutrients in addition to tasting amazing! They keep you hydrated because of their high water content, they’re low in calories, fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol-free, and full of fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C. For more information check out this article that I wrote about the health benefits of apples in The Washington Post a couple years ago with even more apple information.
Apples for Breakfast
Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie - This smoothie is filled with almonds and oats to make it hearty and filling, and there's a secret veggie ingredient that you would NEVER guess.
Blender Vegan Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping - Meal preppers, listen up! I LOVE having a batch of these muffins on hand to snack on or grab for breakfast. My kids love this one and it had to be included in this Apple Recipe Roundup!
7 Minute Green Juice in a Blender - That's right, no juicer required! This juice gets made in the blender and starts your day with vibrant, nourishing green juice.
Easy Detox Smoothie - The most perfect reset! This smoothie is filled with vitamin C, hydration, and digestion support...plus it has delicious flavor from pineapple and ginger!
Apple Recipe Roundup Snacks
Easy Apple Nachos - These apple nachos are such a crowd pleaser, and a handful of granola gives them a really satisfying crunch.
Apple Ring Sandwiches - Kids LOVE these apple sandwiches, and there are a ton of different ways to customize them!
Easy Instant Pot Homemade Applesauce - You can't have an apple roundup without applesauce! Making your own is so easy, if you do it once, you'll never do store-bought again.
Creamy Cinnamon Vanilla Fruit Dip - Leave your apples plain and whip up some creamy vegan fruit dip to dunk them in!
Nana's Famous Apple-Walnut Charoset - A Passover recipe that we would happily eat year-round!
Gluten-Free & Vegan Apple Bundt Cake - Doesn't Bundt cake look beautiful on the table? It also cuts into the most perfect, easy-to-serve slices!
Easy Vegan Apple Crisp - This crisp is delicious by itself, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream takes it out of this world. I love apple crisp year round, but it's especially satisfying in the fall months.
Easy Sautéed Cinnamon Apples - Perfectly spiced and naturally sweetened, these Easy Sautéed Cinnamon Apples take just a bit of time on the stovetop before they’re ready to be enjoyed! Eat them with breakfast, with dessert (perfect topping for vanilla ice cream!), or as a sweet snack in between meals…they’re delicious however you serve them!
Apple Oat Bars with Streusel Topping - Dessert? Breakfast? This recipe can be both!
Salads with Apple
Vegan Apple Arugula Salad with Candied Walnuts - Trust me on the candied walnuts...they make this salad taste totally gourmet when it's actually so easy to make!
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Quinoa Salad - The color of butternut squash makes me so happy, and the flavors in this salad are comforting, warm, and nourishing.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Candied Pecans, Green Apples, & Pomegranates - If you've ever doubted how good Brussels sprouts can be, then please give this recipe a try. It's a win every time!
Creamy Spiralized Red Cabbage & Green Apple Slaw - Gotta have a slaw in an apple roundup! Apples add the perfect bright sweetness and a bit of crunch to this colorful dish.
Vegan Protein Kale Salad - Chopped kale, avocado, cucumber, green onion, quinoa and apple create an incredible base for this Vegan Protein Kale Salad! It's topped with crunchy pepita seeds, hemp hearts and a delicious Creamy Tahini Dressing for over 30 grams of plant-based protein and the nutrients your body is craving.
Plant Powered Fall Quinoa & Arugula Salad with Apples & Figs - Apples AND figs? My two favorites both showed up with delicious quinoa in this tasty fall salad!
Miscellaneous Apple Recipes
Homemade Spiced Apple Cider - Chilly? It's cider time! Homemade spiced cider makes your whole house smell seasonal and delicious. Plus, everyone will be impressed that it's homemade when it actually doesn't take much time at all.
Instant Pot Refined Sugar-Free Apple Butter - No real butter in this recipe, just creamy apples that spread deliciously on toast, crackers, or even ice cream. YUM!
Quinoa Stuffing (Vegan & Gluten-Free...with Red Apple!) - There has to be apples included in a good Thanksgiving meal, and I love putting them in stuffing! It's an unexpected ingredient that takes average stuffing into "Can I have this recipe?!" territory.
Easy Cranberry Sauce - Another Thanksgiving recipe with apples in it, and in this case they're my mom's secret ingredient to a perfect Cranberry Sauce!
Caramelized Onion Apple Pasta with Sage - The dreamiest fall dinner I could imagine! It's filled with the perfect balance of sweet and savory with a swirl of deep, indulgent flavors thanks to roasted garlic and caramelized onions. It's easy enough for a busy weeknight, but tastes special enough to make for a date night in.
If you make these recipes I hope you'll tag me on Instagram so I can see all of your apple creations! Please also feel free to leave a review on the individual recipe posts, which helps others find and make these yummy dishes.