Healthy Apple Crumble

In my opinion there are winter sweets and there are summer sweets. Apple crumble is my favourite dessert, all year round, however I love it on those cold winter days where i can take a slice straight out of the oven, preferably with a dollop of custard. Yum yum yum….

A little piece of heaven 😇

Today I tried out a healthy version, trying to avoid the usual butter-laden topping that I’m used to preparing. The good thing about this recipe is that it skips the tedious rubbing of butter into the flour. The result: It totally passed my taste-buds test 😛 . Although it didn’t pass my daughter-picky-eater’s test, this would make a great sweet for kids and if you leave out the nuts, it could possibly be included in the lunchbox.


  • 5-6 apples ( I used a mixture of golden and pink lady)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans and almonds)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Apple crumble going into the oven


  1. Preheat oven to 180degC. Peel apples and chop into small cubes.
  2. Put them in a small pan with the water and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Heat on the stove until the apples are soft (about 10 minutes).
  4. Drain from excess water and pour into a greased baking dish (Mine was 25cm x 15cm)
  5. In a bowl, mix the oats , flour and nuts
  6. Add the oil and maple syrup and mix again.
  7. Pour topping on the apples and spread it out
  8. Bake at 180 for 15 minutes or until the top is brown.

The finished product 😋

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