Healthy Apple Crumble – So Good it Will Blow Your Mind

Healthy Apple Crumble – So Good it Will Blow Your Mind

Apple crumble…I get warm and fuzzy just thinking about it. YUM! It’s hands down my favourite winter dessert. Hold up didn’t you give up sugar? Sure did, but that’s why my version of this classic dessert is different. There’s no added sugar, and this healthy apple crumble tastes so good, you won’t even notice it’s missing. Don’t believe me? I make this for my birthday every year, and my family loves it (they would tell me if it tasted like cardboard…trust me!)

Sensitive to gluten? Switch the oats for quinoa flakes to make it gluten free. Need to make it dairy free? Easy!  Just swap coconut oil for butter in the crumble.

Cooking time is about an hour, but it’s super easy to make. Promise! Just throw the ingredients in a dish, whack it in the oven, and enjoy the amazing smell of apple crumble wafting from your kitchen. Since my birthday is coming up later this month, think of this as my yummy birthday gift to you. Let’s get this baking started (oh and the party too, love a good party!)


Healthy Apple Crumble

: 8
: 1 hr 10 min

Healthy apple crumble so good it will blow your mind


  • Base
  • 6 red apples (I like pink lady)
  • 2 tbs rice malt syryp
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 11/2 tbs of plain flour (regular or gluten free)
  • ½ cup water
  • Crumble
  • 1 cup rolled oats or 1 cup of quinoa flakes to keep your crumble gluten free
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 2 tbs rice malt syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of butter or coconut oil melted
  • Cream or coconut cream to serve
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C (or 350F).
  • Step 2 Cut the apples in half (no need to peel them) then thinly slice the apples, laying the slices in a baking dish as you go (I used a round 23cm, 1.4 litre dish) . Add the lemon juice, rice malt syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg directly to the dish, and stir until the apples are coated. Whisk together the flour, water and salt, and pour over the apple mixture. Give everything another big stir.
  • Step 3 In a bowl mix the rolled oats, almond meal, rice malt syryp, cinnamon, and coconut oil/butter. Sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  • Step 4 Place in the oven and bake for 40 to 55 minutes, until golden and apples bubbling. If you are not quite sure if it’s cooked stick a knife through the top and make sure the apples are soft.
  • Step 5 Serve warm with cream or coconut cream.



  • If you’re feeling adventurous mix it up a little. Throw in some berries with the apple…trust me, it’s super yum!
  • In the unlikely event of leftover crumble, freeze it! It freezes really well, I like to have it for brekkie every now and then.
  • If you find that the top is browning too fast, pop some aluminium foil loosely over the top. Just remember to remove it 5 minute before you take your crumble out of the oven.

If you make my apple crumble, remember to share it with me on Instagram. I love seeing and sharing your creations. Find me at @youtotallygotthis and use the hashtag #youtotallygotthis so I can find you!


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