Delicious Apple Crumble

What to do with those soft or half eaten apples? As the weather gets cooler it’s the perfect time to jump into the kitchen and bake a good old fashion apple crumble! With some trial I stumbled across this recipe that omits the processed sugar, but is still sweet, delicious and crumbly. So next time you have some left over apples, give this recipe a go!

Delicious Apple Crumble

Course Dessert
Servings 6 people


  • Cooktop & saucepan
  • oven
  • Large Mixing Bowl


The filling

  • 6 medium Apples (~1apple per person/serve) I love to use pink lady or golden delicious as they are sweeter
  • Generous splash of water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

The crumble

  • 1 1/2 cups Organic rolled oats (approx ~150g)
  • 1/2 cup Organic desiccated or flaked coconut (approx ~50g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamias (optional, but worth it!)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp Organic maple syrup (optional) Or sweetener of choice
  • 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil or butter


  • Wash and cut apples either diced or sliced – your preference. I like to leave the skin on too.
  • Pop the apples into a large saucepan and add the water, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Cook over a medium heat for about 15 – 20 minutes – stirring occasionally until the apples have completely softened. Taste them and adjust level of cinnamon etc is needed.

For the crumble

  • While the apples are cooking, in a large bowl, add all the crumble ingredients and mix / rub all them together to combine. You want to soften the oats a little and make sure they are fully coasted with sweetness and oil/butter.
  • Pre-heat over to ~160deg
  • When apples are cooked place into a suitable sized baking dish and place the crumble over the top.
  • Bake for around 30-40 minutes, or until the crumble is nice and crispy and golden.
  • Carefully remove from the oven and served warm with your choice of Greek yoghurt or ice-cream.


A few different variations you can try which also work well and taste delicious!
  • Add a handful of blueberries or strawberries to the apple before placing the crumble on top (don’t cook the blueberries in the saucepan)
  • You could use pear instead of apple (or a combo of the both)
  • To make a gluten-free crumble, sub in ~150 g of almond meal or flaked almonds in place of the oats.
  • Oh and if you happen to have left overs? Then this makes a delicious breaky option !! 
Keyword apple crumble, healthier apple crumble

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