Spiced Apple Tart (GF + Vegan)
This Spiced Apple Tart features cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apples nestled in an oatmeal-almond crust. This gluten-free and vegan dessert is healthy enough to double as breakfast!
Apples are, no doubt, one of my favorite ingredients to use (clearly – take a look at all my apple recipes!) and definitely one of my favorite things to eat. And eat a lot of them I do! There’s days where apples slathered with a little almond butter replaces meals. It’s the perfect treat, fills me right up, and they’re so delicious.
I cannot get enough of the giant Honeycrisp apples they sell at the grocery store near me, and that’s what I used in this recipe! Honeycrisp’s are my favorite, and I love the slightly tart edge they have. The flavor tasted so succulent with the aromatic spices. Use your favorite apple here though – any kind will be amazing.
I love to cut my apples suuuper thinly. I end up with a giant mound of thin, sweet apple slices. Slicing the apples super thin is important for this recipe too! It helps the apples cook more quickly, getting them tender and soft and juicy while that crust browns. It also helps distribute all the spicy goodness evenly throughout the tart.
The best thing about this tart was how guilt-free it is to eat. It’s definitely healthy enough to snack on for breakfast, but also delicious enough to devour for dessert. May I suggest you pair with some ice cream (dairy free, for you vegans)?
The crust is a mixture of mainly almond flour and oats, sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. It’s hearty, browns up perfectly in the oven, and provides the perfect platform for the apples. Lightly coated in a bit of maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg, the apples soften and sweeten in the oven, absorbing the spices and making your house seriously smell like a candle. And who doesn’t want that?!
This gluten-free, vegan spiced apple tart comes together in no time, and is sure to impress with it’s outstanding fall flavors and hearty crust. This is one treat you won’t feel guilty about! Enjoy.
Spiced Apple Tart
For the crust
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil (solid)
For the apples
- 1 medium apple (sliced thin (I used Honeycrisp))
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Add the almond flour, oats, maple syrup, baking powder, and salt to a medium bowl and mix until combined. Add the coconut oil and use your fingers to work it in until coarse crumbs form and the mixture holds together when pressed. Press into a greased 8-inch tart pan.
- Combine apple slices, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup in a bowl. Toss together until apple slices are equally coated. Arrange apple slices on the tart crust.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the apples are tender and the crust is lightly brown. Let cool completely before slicing into wedges and serving.
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Your apple tart looks so delicious! And I love how healthy it looks, so I won’t feel as guilty when eating it! Pinned!
Thanks so much, Christina!!
Everything you make looks SO fabulous. Definitely adding this to my recipe bookmarks. Yum.
Okay…first of all – these pictures are stunning! Second of all, I must have this. Soon. Thanks for sharing!
I have almost all of the ingredients to make this delicious, healthy dessert! I doubt my tart would come out as gorgeous as yours, but I’m sure it will still taste amazing! Bookmarked and pinned!
P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Oh, it’s so easy, yours would definitely be beautiful!! :) Thanks for the kind words and the pin, Memoria!
This apple tart looks gorgeous, Rachel! Apples are one of my favorite fruits to bake with, and this sounds like the perfect dessert. I love that the crust is almond flour and oats, sounds delicious!
Your tart is gorgeous! Honeycrisp apples are my favorite. :)
Absolutely gorgeous Rachel! I love the rustic feel of it. I can literally smell it now :) I love baking with apples too, especially because it feels like I’m eating healthy. Give me that ice cream though!
Oh my goodness, this looks amazing, love that the crust is oats!
This is one of the best gluten-free and vegan dessert I’ve been seeing on the web lately!! Healthy, delicious and you can even have it for breakfast! I really love this recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing recipe, my dear ;-)
A piece of apple tart for breakfast? YES PLEASE! This looks incredible!
That last shot is just so pretty! I am loving this tart. I can always use something on the healthier side around this time of year to satisfy those sweet-tooth cravings. Delish!
PERFECTLY sliced apples (Thin, as you said), and any crust that has oats in it is an automatic win :) Big thanks for sharing this recipe! Brings me back to the time my wife and I spent in London, where we’d eat at cafes and I’d have myself (almost always) an Apple Tart. Time and time again, always apple tarts! I never get sick of them, neverrrrrrr. No wonder this recipe caught my attention when I was scrolling through your site, haha!
Sending love your way!
Oooh London cafes are the best! Makes me miss London tons :) and apple tarts are always a favorite of mine as well. Thanks so much for the love, Levan!
This tart is beautiful and I love that it is an option for those who are vegan and gluten free. I bet it tastes delicious.
Oh my my, this tart is so beautiful! I love that you made the crust gluten-free. The design on top makes the whole tart look so impressive, but the recipe sounds like it’s not too complicated at all – no fuss fancy desserts are my favorite;) Pinned!
Thanks so much, Sarah! It really is so easy, but looks much more impressive.
Hmm, those pictures totally set my taste buds into overdrive! It looks delicious!
This tart is a definite beauty Rachel! Love how gorgeous it is and that it’s gluten free and vegan.
Rachel, this spiced apple tart is so beautiful!!! I am obsessed with almond flour right now so am totally trying this crust. . love and pinned!!
This tart is magical! Pinned.
the crust sounds amazing. it looks so good!
Oh how I love honeycrisp apples. What apple dreams are made of! I love that you used them in this tart, which is gorgeous by the way.
I love apple tarts – especially a spiced one. This looks so great – add a little scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cup of coffee and it would be the perfect afternoon snack. Looking forward to making this, Rachel. Lovely pictures!
Thank you so much, Geraldine! It really is perfect for that :) I hope you’ll try it!
I love apples too, Rachel — there’s nothing like the smell of an apple pie as it bakes, and it tastes even better! I love this gluten free and vegan version…pinning!
very gorgeous looking tart Rachel. So pinning this, beautiful pictures!
This tart is absolutely stunning! Such a great idea :) I love the pictures!
There is something great about the smell of an apple pie in the oven. This tart looks beautiful.
There have been a ton of honeycrisps at our local store – and I keep buying them up! This tart looks awesome!
Hi Rachel! What a lovely tart you’ve created here! The flavors of the crust are lovely… and the apples really shine in this recipe. I can see how honeycrisps would be fantastic here because they are so sweet! Thank you for this lovely recipe!
I love the suggestion this could be eaten for breakfast. It would be great with some yoghurt! I’ll definitely be trying this one :)
Oh my! This tart is beautiful! When I make an apple pie or tart, I love my slices to also be suuuper thin. I never thought about adding maple syrup to it, but I bet it pairs perfectly with the honey crisps!
Honeycrisps are my favorite too! Although have you tried Ambrosia? #obsessed
I’ve never tried cooking with honey crisps and I’m super excited that you tested that out for me! This tart is GORGEOUS!! and I love that it’s also vegan. Go you! Pinned!
I LOVE apple tarts, this looks AMAZING! I love that it’s gluten free and vegan! I have a lot of friends who are vegan and I never know what sweets/treats I can make them <3
A sad fact about me: I have never had a tart. I do so want to eat one though. They look so good and remind me of Alice in Wonderland.
No way! Tarts are one of my favorite things to bake. You gotta try one :)
Omg, this would be perrrrrect for Thanksgiving. Too bad I’m not making the dessert! Lol.
Just beautiful Rachel! Love all of the flavors!
OMG this made me so hungry instantly . It looks SO delicious.
what a beautiful tart! and GF!!!!
Healthy apple tart? Oh my, Rachel – this look brilliant! What a lovely dessert! xxxxxxxx
Thanks so much, Consuelo!
This looks delicious!! Beautiful photos.
First off, I am in LOVE with your blog design. It’s so darling and the little rolling pin on the post date is just to DIE. I also would eat this entire tart in ONE sitting, not a lie.
Thanks so much, Lauren!! I’ve been feeling like my blog design’s been getting stale (probably because I look at it 24/7, haha!) so I’m so glad to hear you like it!
Rachel, this tart is gorgeous!! Apple cinnamon is by far my favorite fall flavor combo. Can’t get enough of it! That crust sounds amazing too. I’m totally adding this to my list of candle scents for my future candle line. ;) Pinned!
Thanks for the pin, Beth! Can’t wait to buy every darn scent in that candle line, haha!
Look at this amazing goodness. And I love the flavors that are inside this apple tart as well. Wonderful post
this is now on my list for thanksgiving desserts! thanks!
Oh wow, this looks too beautiful to eat! Luckily, if I make it, it won’t look as pretty, lol!
Yum!!! You’re right…this would be delicious for breakfast!!
How pretty. I love apple pie so I bet this is great.
Gorgeous. I love the crust.
This apple tart is gorgeous! Honeycrisp apples are my favorite too so I love that you used them here! The gluten free crust sounds awesome too!
This apple tart looks so perfect! Amazing recipe!
This looks, and sounds, amazing! Apple tart for breakfast? Yes please!
This would be a great alternative dessert for Thanksgiving! <3
This looks delicious! A great recipe for my vegan friends!
It looks yummy. That is a lovely cake stand you have it placed on.
Thanks so much, Erica!
This looks SO good! Pinning it for later!
I must make this ASAP!! That pie pan is too adorable :)
I’ve never made a tart but this looks delish! I am however making an apple pie next week! :)
oh wow thank you for this recipe I so gonna make it this weekend and show off. It looks so yummy and delicious, send me a piece please
This looks super! Do you think it would work if I just used almond flour for the crust? I cannot have oats (even gf) and normally I would sub quinoa flakes but they tend to have a strong taste which might not be great in such a simple yummy dessert.
Hi Elisabeth! You can definitely replace the oats with extra almond flour. Just use an equal amount. Enjoy! :)
After scanning for the answer and not seeing it, I guess I’ll add to the “can I sub” questions and ask your opinion on subbing the almond flour? We can’t have nuts around our house. We can do seeds, like sunflower or pumpkin (that I could grind up), or I have coconut flour (which I know is a tricky beast) or millet flour? Or oat flour (would that make it too gluey?). Or buckwheat because it’s a heavier flour like almond flour? If I could get a nice tart crust recipe going, it would definitely make this a happy house.
Hi Alyssa! I haven’t tried substituting the almond flour in this recipe, but I’m guessing that any kind of ground seed would work, and would probably give the most true replacement to the almond flour in terms of texture. I would avoid coconut flour since that would require different liquid ratios, but oat flour could work as well. Let us know what you end up trying! :)
It is actually a lovely crust and an easy recipe but the amount of salt in there is just wrong. the crust tastes way to salty. Very sad.
Hi Dee, I’m so sorry you found the crust too salty. I always use kosher salt in my recipes, and table salt (if that’s what you used) can make the end product saltier.
Too yummy Christiana
Wondering…can u use coconut fllur instead of almond? If so….what would be the measurement?
And….will it come out the same way?
Hi Melissa, I wouldn’t recommend it – coconut flour is uniquely absorbent and doesn’t substitute well for other flours, unfortunately.
hi, my coconut oil is in liquid form, how to mk it solid? thank u.
Hi Star – just place it in the fridge and it should firm up relatively quickly.
I would love to make this but I am allergic to nuts, is there another flour i could use for the almond flour?
Any other nut flour or GF all purpose flour should do the trick! Enjoy :)
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This tart is beautiful and I love that it is an option for those who are vegan and gluten free. I bet it tastes delicious.
Glad you’re loving it!