RecipeApple Crumble

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 33 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Total Sugar: 21 g
    • Natural Sugar: 15 g
    • Added Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 65 mg

This recipe is a dessert dream—it features cinnamon-infused apples plus a sweet and crispy topping studded with whole grain goodness. It’s also gluten-free and provides protein and fiber along with loads of deliciousness. If you happen to have any leftovers, stash ’em in the fridge and reheat single portions in the microwave when you’re ready to dig in. Based on my taste-testing research, you should be able to scoop up the perfect apple-to-crumble ratio with each and every bite.

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes about 8 servings

For the Apples:

  • 6 to 8 medium apples (~3 pounds), cored and sliced thinly with skin on*
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon or apple pie spice blend

*I typically use sweet varieties like Fuji, Gala or Honey Crisp, but you can certainly go tart with Granny Smith, too. Also, you can stick with a single apple variety for this recipe or enjoy a mix of several types—anything goes!

For the crumble:

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • • ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or apple pie spice blend
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter* (or go dairy-free and use coconut, canola or grapeseed oil)

*I microwave for about 30 seconds to melt.


Preheat the oven to 350˚. Mist a 9- x 13-inch (3-quart) baking dish with nonstick oil spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the apples with lemon juice and ¾ teaspoon cinnamon until well combined (use your hands to toss everything). Pour the apple mixture into the prepared baking dish and set aside.

Prepare the crumble: Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and stir to combine. The mixture should be wet and clumpy.

Using your hands, sprinkle the crumble over the apple mixture to create an even layer on top. Wrap tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes on the middle rack. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The apples should be hot and bubbly, and the crumble topping should be golden brown throughout.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with the option of ice cream, whipped topping, or a dollop yogurt on top of on the side.

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