This is simply the best healthy apple crumble recipe! It's easy to make and is made healthier with oats and only a small amount of sugar in the topping!
I have to tell you, I was ready to pull out my woolly socks, make soup and get cozy on the couch. But then we had 2 GORGEOUS summery feeling days in a row...over the weekend! YAY!
So sorry, soups and socks will be making an appearance at a much later date.
But I am ready to start easing my way into autumn foody goodness, starting with all the apple things. We have an apple tree that we planted in spring but right now, it's teeny. Not even big enough to support the weight of a single apple let alone provide me with enough apples to satisfy my autumn apple cravings. But luckily for me, I picked a gigantic bag FULL of apples from our neighbour Jamie's tree that is pretty much ground level with the weight of all the apples covering it. Short person win! I have so many apples. So even though it's super sunny and warm and we had the FAN on last night, I've compromised.
A sort of autumny warm cozy dessert that makes you start to feel like you could be ok with the weather getting a little chillier but still fresh and healthy enough that you aren't putting your winter layer on yet...are we ok with that?
Good. Let's talk healthy apple crumble.
I love how many things there are that you can do with apples. Which, by the way if you have any favourite apple desserts/things that you want me to try, shout out...I still have SO many apples.
One of my favourite apple things, and even all time favourite desserts is apple crumble. In case you hadn't noticed with this...or these. It's the sort of recipe that doesn't really require a recipe. More of a thing where you know the general ingredients you need and kinda just crumble them together, throw them over top of a bunch of sliced apples and call it a day. My kind of recipe!
You can make it super sugary and buttery and delicious and serve it with ice-cream or you can be boring like me and cut down on those 2 ingredients, add oats and chopped nuts and serve it with yoghurt. But would we call it boring?? Or breakfast worthy? I call it breakfast! And crunchy...yes.
There are fresh apples, oaty, nutty crunchy crumble and spicy goodness that makes your kitchen smell like a Yankee candle <- I need this.
It's everything I love about autumn rolled into one perfectly toasty warm dessert.
It keeps in the fridge for as long as it lasts...which is about 1 hour here. But probably a week in real life where adults live and don't eat dessert for breakfast (not here). You can dish up a portion and reheat it in the microwave which is perfect for a quick fix after dinner. With vanilla ice-cream. And if this is how you would eat it at breakfast I will not argue.
Because this is what happens to a bowl of healthy apple crumble here.
- 4 large apples
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup flour
- 50 g butter cut into cubes
- ½ cup dessicated coconut
- ½ cup chopped nuts I used almonds & walnuts
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
- Peel and slice apples into slices or cubes and place in the bottom of a baking dish.
- In a food processor add all remaining ingredients and pulse until combined. If making by hand, using your fingers, a pastry cutter or 2 forks, add the butter, flour and rolled oats to a medium sized bowl and rub it together until the butter is combined and there are only small pieces left. Add the rest of the crumble ingredients and combine.
- Pour the crumble topping over the apples and bake for 30-40 minutes until the apples are cooked and the crumble is golden.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately with yoghurt or vanilla ice-cream.
- Store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days, reheating portions in the microwave.