Vegan GF Pumpkin Crisp

October 13, 2014

I love baking on autumn Sundays. That’s when the house is clean, I will have relaxed from taking a yoga class or two, the fridge will be full from the farmer’s market…and I get to cook or bake with some leisure. In that spirit of not stressing out, I made easy, home-y vegan pumpkin crisp for dessert this weekend. Crumbles are wonderfully no-fuss compared to pies–no worries about the crust turning out just so. This comforting crisp is topped with spiced pecan and oatmeal, with creamy pumpkin filling dotted with melted chocolate-covered raisins. (Feel free to use raisins or chocolate chips instead, I was just feeling cheeky and indecisive).

Vegan GF Pumpkin Crisp | Peaceful Dumpling

Vegan Gluten-free Pumpkin Crisp


1 can unsweetened pumpkin puree

2 tbsp raw brown sugar

1 tbsp tapioca flour

1/2 cup almond milk

1/4 tsp natural vanilla extract

2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

dash cloves

1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips


1 cup rolled oatmeal

1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

3 tbsp raw brown sugar

3 tbsp coconut oil, room temperature

2 tbsp almond milk

1/2 tsp cinnamon

dash nutmeg

dash salt

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a small bowl, dissolve tapioca flour in almond milk until no lumps remain.

3. In a baking dish, combine pumpkin puree, spices, and sugar. Add the milk mixture and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add raisins or chocolate chips.

4. In a medium bowl, combine all crumble ingredients except milk, cutting through the coconut oil to distribute it evenly. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until thoroughly mixed and the crumble is the texture of wet sand. (Damp and crumbly).

5. Spoon the crumble mixture on top of the filling. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes until the crumble is golden brown and fragrant. Serve warm (with a dollop of vegan vanilla ice cream if desired).


Vegan GF Pumpkin Crisp | Peaceful Dumpling


Vegan GF Pumpkin Crisp | Peaceful Dumpling


Vegan GF Pumpkin Crisp | Peaceful Dumpling


Vegan GF Pumpkin Crisp | Peaceful Dumpling


Also see: Pink Vegan Vanilla Hazelnut Frosting

Vegan GF Pumpkin Bagels with Cinnamon Raisin Cream Cheese


Photo: Peaceful Dumpling

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Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, Google+ and Pinterest.


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