Sugar-free Vegan Apple Pie

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This delicious homemade apple pie is one whole food plant-based temptation that you can enjoy completely guilt-free. It’s one of those desserts that you cannot stop until you’ve gone through most of it. And you shouldn’t, it’s that healthy!

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This amazing apple pie recipe is plant-based and completely free of processed sugar or oil. Definitely a healthier version of the classic apple pie. Yet the addictive aroma of baked apples, cinnamon, and cardamom fills the air and makes you feel cozy, at home.

Apples and cinnamon are some of my favorite combos. If you like the taste and aroma combined you can try this Quick & Healthy Purple Oatmeal. Another cinnamon recipes that we often make in my family are these Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cookies.

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Ingredients for this vegan apple pie

All you really need are several simple whole food ingredients. This healthy apple pie recipe is free from processed stuff like sugar and oil. Here’s what you need:

  • oats – I used rolled oats
  • whole wheat flour – as it contains important micronutrients and fiber that are missing in all-purpose flour. You can also use oat flour if you are gluten-free.
  • walnuts – use plain raw walnuts with no added salt, sugar, or oil
  • dates – I used regular pitted dates as a sweetener instead of sugar
  • apples – peeled, cored and sliced, try firmer sweet and sour sorts, like Fuji, pink lady, honey crisp
  • lemon juice – freshly squeezed is best, balances the sweetness
  • liquid – I used plain filtered water
  • spices – you’ll need cinnamon and cardamom

For the full ingredients list, measurements, and instructions, please find the recipe card below.

The ingredients of the vegan sugar free apple pie

What makes this apple pie so healthy?

I always try to make my recipes completely whole food, plant-based. As you probably know, animal products, sugar, and oil are very rich in calories and they don’t pack a lot of nutrition or fiber.

Substituting them for whole plants reduces the calories while adding so much more micronutrients, fiber, and healthy complex starches. This way you feel full without eating too many calories, which is great for weight loss.

All that fiber and natural sugars in the dates, oat, and apples slow down your digestion so that your blood sugar level stays stable over time and you feel full for longer.

Those dates are also rich in copper, selenium, magnesium, and iron.

I also used whole walnuts, which are super rich in minerals and healthy omega-3 fatty acids that keep your brain and arteries healthy.

a piece of the vegan apple pie in a plate. A person takes a small bite with a fork.

Recipe notes

  • Chop the apples last just before you mix all ingredients in the bowl so they don’t turn brown. If you want to prepare them ahead you can squeeze some lemon juice over them.
  • You can also use oat flour if you are gluten-free.
  • The apple pie mixture should be thick and sticky with a lot of apples. Just spread it in the baking pan, smooth the surface with a spoon and bake.
  • You can also add a dusting of powdered sugar on top if you like sweeter topping.
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This Sugar-free Vegan apple pie is

  • plant-based (vegan)
  • whole food
  • oil-free
  • sugar-free
  • rich in fiber
  • very healthy
  • made with simple ingredients
  • easy to make
  • so delicious
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How to store

It is best to eat the apple pie when it’s baked and cooled. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days on the counter or in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Sugar-free Vegan Apple Pie

Sugar-free Vegan Apple Pie

Yield: 12 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Homemade Apple Pie that is so delicious and healthy. It is free of processed sugar and oil. Sweetened with dates for guilt-free enjoyment. On top of that this apple pie is super easy to make!


  • 1 cup (90 g/3,2 oz) rolled oats
  • 1¼ cup (160 g/5,6 oz) whole wheat flour or use oat flour
  • ½ heaping cup (60 g/2 oz) chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1½ cup or 35 pitted dates, chopped (200 g/7 oz)
  • 2 (450 g/1 lb) large apples, peeled and cored (350 g)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1½ cup (360 ml) water

For decoration:

  • ¾ cup (80 g/3 oz) chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Chop the dates into small pieces. After that, peel, core, and slice the apples into small chunks.
  3. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients (oats, flour, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and cardamom). Mix with a spoon.sugar-free,homemade,apple pie
  4. Then, pour the water and lemon juice into the bowl with dry ingredients. Stir once and then add the chopped dates and apples. Mix everything well.sugar-free,homemade,apple pie
  5. Line a 10 inch (25 cm) round cake pan with parchment paper.
  6. Spread the apple pie mixture in the baking pan and smooth the surface with a spoon. Decorate it with the chopped walnuts on top.sugar-free,homemade,apple pie
  7. Bake for 40 mins and let cool before cutting. Enjoy!sugar-free,homemade,apple pie


  • It's best to measure the ingredients by weight since different flours/dates can vary by volume.
  • You can also use oat flour if you are gluten-free.
  • Chop the apples last just before you mix all ingredients in the bowl so they don't turn brown.
  • The apple pie mixture should be thick and sticky.
  • You can also add a dusting of powdered sugar on top if you like sweeter topping.

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I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!

8 thoughts on “Sugar-free Vegan Apple Pie”

  1. We have homemade date paste, could that work in place of the dates? Looking forward to making this. Thank you!

    • Hey Kerri, I recommend you use a kitchen scale to measure the amounts as there are different sizes and types of dates.

  2. Can the whole wheat flour be substituted with a gluten-free flour? If so, what would work best?

    • There is no rising agent so there should’t be a problem using a gluten free flour. I’ve tried the pie with oat flour and it turns out great!


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