This healthy apple crumble is a delicious dessert with tangy apples, lots of cinnamon, and a fantastic crispy topping.
Make this recipe in the fall when apples are at their peak and you'll have the coziest dessert, perfect for a chilly evening!
Why You'll Love this Apple Crisp Recipe
Sweet, tart apples combined with the spiced crumble topping are a classic and delicious combination!
This recipe is a healthier version of apple crisp - making it a great light dessert that you can even serve for breakfast!
This is one of our favorite healthy recipes because it's cozy and comforting. Be sure to check out our other healthy dessert recipes.
Here's what you'll need to make this easy apple crumble recipe.
- Fresh Apples - either Honeycrisp or Granny Smith apples
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
- Vanilla Extract
- Brown Sugar (or maple syrup or coconut sugar)
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Almond Flour
- Chopped Pistachios or Walnuts
- Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
See the recipe card for quantities.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Halve the apples and core them, then thinly slice 4 of the apples.
Grate the remaining apple on a box grater.
Place the apple slices and grated apple in a large mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon, vanilla, corn starch, and brown sugar. Stir till the apples are coated.
Place the apple mixture in a 3 quart pan (9x13 baking dish or equivalent). Spread into an even layer.
To make the crumble topping, combine the rolled oats, almond flour, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, and melted butter or oil in a large bowl.
Stir till combined.
Sprinkle the oats topping across the apple filling in the pan.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Remove the crumble from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before spooning it into bowls.
More Great Apple Recipes
Try some of our other favorite healthy apple recipes!
- Baked Apples with Oatmeal - this fantastic baked apple dessert is another fall favorite!
- Rose Apple Tart Recipe - this beautiful apple tart is arranged in a rosette shape. It's great for holidays and special dinners.
- Blackberry & Apple Hand Pies - these wonderful hand pies are made with berries, apples, and puff pastry.
Substitutions & Variations
Want to make a change? Here are some other ingredients you can use.
- Flour - you can swap the almond flour for whole wheat flour or oat flour.
- Sugar - you can substitute the brown sugar for coconut sugar or maple syrup.
- Butter - if you'd like, you can use cold butter instead of melted butter. Use a pastry cutter to combine the topping. You can also swap the butter for coconut oil.
- Nuts - you can use another kind of nut, swap the pistachios for chopped pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts.
What to Serve with Apple Crumble
Want to add a topping? Here are some things that pair well with this recipe.
- Vanilla Yogurt - if you are serving this crumble for breakfast, add a scoop of vanilla yogurt for some extra protein.
- Ice Cream - serve your crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Whipped Cream - top your crumble with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
The cooked crumble will keep at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container.
Tips for Making this Recipe
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Cooking Tips - If your oats aren't getting golden and crispy after the 10 minutes without the aluminum foil, leave the crumble in the oven for another 5 minutes.
Diet/Allergy Alternatives - This is a gluten-free recipe if you use gluten-free oats and almond flour.
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- 5 large Honeycrisp apples
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or maple syrup)
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Halve the apples and core them, then thinly slice 4 of the apples. Grate the remaining apple on a box grater.
- Place the apple slices and grated apple in a large mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon, vanilla, corn starch, and brown sugar. Stir till the apples are coated.
- Place the apples in a 3 quart pan (9x13 baking dish or equivalent).
- Combine the rolled oats, almond flour, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, and melted butter or oil in a mixing bowl. Stir till combined.
- Sprinkle the oats topping across the apples in the pan.
- Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove the crumble from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before spooning into bowls.
- Optional - serve with whipped topping or a dollop of vanilla greek yogurt.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 7gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g