24 Plant-Based Apple Recipes for Fall

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Apple pie overnight oats, applesauce, apple salad, and more apple recipes

What’s a better fruit to welcome fall than APPLES? They’re sweet, crunchy, oh so versatile, and make the BEST recipes for this glorious season. We’re sharing all of our favorite apple recipes for fall to inspire your autumnal menus! From apple basics (Hello, homemade applesauce!) to cozy, cinnamon-spiced breakfasts, savory slaws to delicious apple-tastic desserts, we’re about to make apples your new BFF!

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The Basics

Using a wooden spoon to stir a pan of our easy Applesauce recipe
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3-Ingredient Applesauce (No Sugar Added)
Unbelievably simple applesauce made right on the stovetop with 3 ingredients. Ready in less than 30 minutes, no added sugar, delicious applesauce every time.
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Jar of homemade apple butter
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1-Pot Apple Butter (Date-Sweetened!)
Incredibly delicious apple butter made in 1 pot with 5 wholesome ingredients! Apples turn to sauce then caramelize and thicken into a spread that’s perfect for toast, oats, baked goods, and more!
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Two glasses of our Apple Cider Hot Rooibos Toddy recipe topped with sliced lemon
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Apple Cider Rooibos Hot Toddy
Simple, soul-warming apple cider hot toddy infused with ginger, cinnamon, and rooibos tea. Spicy, naturally sweet, and perfect for cold winter nights.
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Breakfasts

Two jars of apple overnight oats with cinnamon
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Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Easy overnight oats infused with the flavors of apple pie! Naturally sweetened, cinnamon-infused, and just 9 wholesome ingredients required. Perfect for fall and beyond!
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Tray with a batch of Carrot Apple Muffins for simple GF vegan fall dessert
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1-Bowl Carrot Apple Muffins (Vegan + GF)
Vegan, gluten-free carrot muffins loaded with fruit and veggies. Super moist and flavorful, healthy, and made in one bowl! Perfect for on-the-go breakfast and snacking.
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Baking sheet with a Dairy-Free Apple Streusel Breakfast Pizza
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Apple Streusel Breakfast Pizzas (Dairy-Free)
30-minute vegan breakfast pizza with roasted, cinnamon-sugar apples, crumbly streusel topping, and dairy-free glaze!
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Bowl of Date-Sweetened Apple Pie Oatmeal topped with walnuts
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Date-Sweetened Apple Pie Oatmeal
Creamy gluten-free oats sweetened with dates and served over a bed of baked cinnamon apples. The perfect weekday or lazy weekend breakfast.
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Cooling rack filled with homemade Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins topped with oats
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Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins
These one-bowl pumpkin apple muffins include plenty of pumpkin puree and sautéed cinnamon apples. Plus, they're vegan, ridiculously moist, and positively scrumptious.
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Top down shot of a plate stacked with Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles
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Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles
Cinnamon apple waffles made in 1 bowl and 30 minutes. Wholesome, simple, vegan, and perfect for both everyday and special occasions.
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Slightly Savory

Top down image of a jar of Apple Cabbage Sauerkraut beside fresh ginger and apples
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Gingery Apple Cabbage Sauerkraut
A gingery take on sauerkraut with apple, radish, and cabbage. The perfect addition to sandwiches, salads, bowls, and more! Just 6 ingredients and simple methods required.
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Big plate of Apple Pecan Arugula Salad for a healthy vegan side dish
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Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
A healthy, hearty fall salad with peppery arugula, crisp apples, and toasted pecans. Dressed in a simple, vibrant lemon vinaigrette, it makes the perfect light-yet-satisfying plant-based meal or side.
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Big bowl of our Simple Fall Slaw with sunflower seeds
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Simple Fall Slaw
A healthy slaw loaded with fall veggies and fruits and a tahini-apple cider dressing! Crisp, refreshing, and comes together in 30 minutes.
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Desserts

Plate stacked with three apple butter cheesecake bars
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Apple Butter Cheesecake Bars (Vegan/GF)
All of the flavors of autumn packed into vegan, gluten-free cheesecake bars! Apple butter is swirled with a coconut cashew filling and baked over an almond-oat crust. Naturally sweetened and just 10 wholesome ingredients required!
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Bowl of Healthified Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream
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Healthified Apple Crisp (1 Bowl!)
1-bowl, gluten-free, lower sugar apple crisp made with oats, pecans, and caramelized apples. A healthier vegan dessert that’s perfect for fall!
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Slices of Carrot Apple Snack Cake on a platter and parchment paper
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1-Bowl Carrot Apple Snack Cake
Hearty, vegan carrot apple snack cake made in 1 bowl! Wholesome, simple ingredients, simple to make, tender, and perfectly sweet!
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Tray with a stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donuts
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Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Cider Baked Donuts
Fluffy, apple-cider-infused vegan, gluten-free donuts! Naturally sweetened, about 30 minutes from start to finish, and perfect for fall!
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Plate with a slice of Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pie topped with vegan whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice
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Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Pie
8-ingredient vegan apple pie with subtle pumpkin flavor from both pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin butter (or purée). The perfect simple fall dessert.
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Removing a slice of Caramel Apple Tart from a plate
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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
An amazing 10-ingredient Vegan Cheesecake Tart with an oat-almond crust, creamy cashew-coconut center, and caramelized apples! The perfect easy, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened holiday dessert.
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Cast-iron skillet filled with our Deep Dish Apple Crumble Pie recipe
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Deep Dish Apple Crumble Pie
Deep Dish Apple Crumble Pie that’s perfect for fall and requires just 1 bowl!
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Spoons in a pan of Cinnamon Baked Apples topped with vegan ice cream
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Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples
Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples requiring simple ingredients and 1 bowl, plus naturally sweetened! The perfect grain- and gluten-free plant-based dessert for the holidays and beyond!
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Two Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Pie Crumble Bars on a large plate
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Apple Pie Crumble Bars (Vegan + GF)
Tender, crumbly apple pie bars with an almond-oat crust, baked cinnamon apples, and a crumble oat topping! Finish with a simple powdered sugar glaze for the ultimate fall treat that's vegan, gluten-free, vegan butter-free, and refined sugar-free!
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Mini cast-iron skillet filled with cooked apples, ice cream, and pecans
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Apple Pie Sundaes (30 minutes!)
Easy, stovetop caramelized apples over cinnamon-sugar pecans and vanilla bean coconut ice cream! A naturally sweetened, 30-minute dessert for fall!
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Slice of Vegan Apple Gingerbread Cake on a small plate
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1-Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake
A hearty, 1-bowl vegan apple cake infused with gingerbread flavors and rolled oats. A healthier cake perfect for holiday gatherings and cozy afternoons alongside tea.
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Bowl with a serving of the best Vegan Apple Crisp with a Pecan-Oat Topping
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The Best Vegan Apple Crisp
The best vegan apple crisp, naturally sweetened and made in 1 bowl! Tender, caramelized apples under a crispy pecan-oat topping. Fall dessert perfection.
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  1. Melania Barrantes says

    Dear Minimalist Baker and followers
    I don’t know how many of your lovely recipes I have done all of them are FANTASTIC!!
    I’m always looking for healthy and tasty stuff for my 2 Kids and here I found all I need
    I love the ways you president your recipes quickly and clearly I can in minutes do great dishes
    I love you from the bottom of my heart 🥰😜
    Melania💕

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, thank you so much for your kind words, Melania! We are so glad you and your family enjoy our recipes! xoxo

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