Healthy Apple Crumble

Apple crumble... what can I say! This has been one of my favourite desserts for years. I have re-created a healthy version and to be honest I think it tastes just as good as traditional crumble and I feel great after I've eaten it!

No upset stomach or feeling lethargic, it is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free.




5 green apples

Juice from 1 lemon

1 cup almond meal

1/2 cup quinoa flakes (or oats/toastedgf muesli)

8 pitted dates, chopped

1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashew or walnuts)

1/4 cup mixed seeds (pepitas and sunflower seeds)

1/4 cup coconut flakes/shredded coconut

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tsp vanilla essence

2-3 tbsp. maple syrup/rice malt syrup

1-2 teaspoons cinnamon




1. Preheat oven to 180°C, chop apples into small bite-size pieces in a pie/casserole dish and pour lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon over apples (mix in).

2. Mix up the rest of the ingredients in a bowl (dry ingredients) until combined, then add melted coconut oil and maple syrup (sweetner) mix until it has a crumbly texture.

3. Spread crumble mixture over apples

4. Cook in the oven for 40 minutes, or until apples are cooked and the topping goes golden colour in.