Healthy Apple Crumble
There’s nothing like warm apple crumble on a Fall day.
Do you remember those days coming home from school or getting ready for Thanksgiving and smelling apple crumble? I really do. Certain smells around the Holidays really trigger my childhood! Apple crumble is one.
I’ve been searching for the healthiest yet tastiest apple crumble recipe and I finally found it! A few modifications here and there and here we have it! This is the perfect guilt-free dessert to bring to a Thanksgiving dinner or have for the kids to eat after school. I love this recipe because I can share it with my son (he’s a toddler right now) and there are no spikes in blood sugar – and he LOVES it. If you’re looking for more fall-inspired recipes, these muffins are also a hit in our household!
I recently spoke about preventing common Holiday “symptoms” like bloat, gas, general digestive upset, increased hormonal acne, poor poops (sorry to say so bluntly)! A “dessert” like this is filled with fiber from the oats and apples primarily to help support proper elimination. Yet another great added benefit of eating clean during the Holidays, but not feeling like you’re missing out on anything! Regardless, during the Holidays our routine is thrown off. It’s inevitable. What can you do to do help your body? Do a mini detox. I’ve outlined important principles you can follow in this free guide.
You can read more about how to improve your digestion here.
For the Apples
- 6 medium apples
- 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 3 tbsp. water
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
For the Crumble Topping* (see note below)
- 2 c. old fashioned oats (quick oats can work too)
- 1 c. almond flour
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- Dash of sea salt
- 1/2 c. melted coconut oil
- 1/2 c. pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350F. Wash, peel and dice apples into cubes – equal in size. In a large bowl, toss the apples with maple syrup, water and cinnamon. Mix well and pour into a greased baking dish.
- In another bowl, add the oats, almond flour, coconut oil, cinnamon, maple syrup and sea salt. Stir crumble topping well and pour on top of apples into a rectangular baking dish.
- Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes. Broil the last minute on high for a crispier crumble (watch closely!).
- Serve and enjoy!
*For the crumble topping – the recipe makes quite a bit, so layer how you prefer your crumble to apple ratio. It will also depend on the size of baking dish that you use. I opt for longer rectangular ones which thin out the crumble. If you have extra crumble, bake it on a separate plan and turn into granola!