This vegan apple galette is the best way to celebrate the fall season! It is filled with sweet, cinnamon-coated apples and baked to perfection. The best part is that it’s made with wholesome ingredients, it’s high in fiber, protein, and 100% gluten-free!
What is a Vegan Apple Galette?
A galette (galette des rois), is one of the most popular desserts in France. It is a simple, flat, round cake typically made of pastry dough and very visually appealing! Galette’s can be sweet or savory, and after making this delicious vegan apple galette, I cannot wait to make a savory one.
In America, most people would call this dish a tart. It’s very similar to custard tarts topped with fruit that you see at bakeries. The dough is a bit different but it’s the same concept overall.
Vegan Apple Galette with 8 Main Ingredients!
Crust: Oats, walnuts, dates and flax.
Filling: Apples, brown sugar, vegan butter, corn starch and lemon juice.
This is the definition of a wholesome vegan dessert! Packed with fiber, protein, healthy fats, fruit, and a bit of sugar. However, no one will even know how nutritious it is after tasting it! I’ve made this crust for pies before and it was a BIG HIT. Make this vegan apple galette for the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, or even just for a lazy weekend to yourself. Let’s be honest, we can all probably eat the whole thing!
Tips and Substitutes:
- Oats: I highly recommend using rolled oats for the crust. Using quick oats will result in a mushy crust. I have never tried making it with steel cut oats! If you are looking for certified gluten-free oats, I highly recommend Bakery on Main.
- Walnuts: You can use pecans to substitute. If you are allergic to nuts, use sunflower seeds instead. You might need to add 1/2 tbsp of oil if using sunflower seeds.
- Dates: They play a big role in making a great gluten-free, vegan crust. They help bind as well as sweeten. Make sure you soak your pitted dates in hot water before adding to food processor.
- Flax: Egg replacement that helps bind and adds healthy fats. Use chia or tapioca starch as a substitute if needed, same measurements.
- Apples: You can use many different types of fruits here. Other great alternatives include: pears, peaches, berries, mango, and figs.
- Sugar: I like using brown sugar or coconut sugar for this recipe but you can also use regular cane sugar or a sugar substitute if you are blood sugar cautious. If using a substitute sugar try truvia or stevia for best results. Use 1/3 cup rather than 1/2 cup as it may be sweeter.
- Vegan butter: I like using earth balance, or Miyoko’s.
- Corn starch: If not gluten-free use flour instead.