Happy, healthy apple crumble

This is what Sunday afternoons are made for. Apple crumble is one of my favourite comfort foods, and this one gives delicious sweet, nutty crunchiness, with just a spot of healthy fat, and zero refined sugar. It happens to be gluten free as well, although I have no problem with gluten. You can swap the fruits too, now that we’re getting into the warmer months. Instead of apples, I recently made one using 2 bananas and 2 handfuls of strawberries: if you do it that way, make the crumble as below but just chop the fruits and add them to the baking dish raw as they’ll cook more quickly than the apples.

Serves 4

Ready in half an hour


  • ½ a mug of nuts (I use mostly redskin peanuts because they are cheap, but you can use any)
  • ½ a mug porridge oats
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 big heaped tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup


  • 2 big bramley apples
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp. raisins (optional)



  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5
  • Peel and chop your apples into 3cm chunks. Fry in a pan with a tiny splash of any oil and the cinnamon. Keep tossing them around for 5 minutes until they start to get a bit of colour.
  • Meanwhile, blitz the nuts in a food processor with the spices until they are chopped and chunky
  • Melt the coconut oil in a pan, and add it to the nuts along with your oats and the honey
  • Tip the apples into a baking dish and evenly spoon on the crumble topping
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Gobble up



7 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks amazing! Can you share what temperature you baked this at? Thanks!!


    1. Excellent point- I should have written that! Gas mark 5 or 190•. Really hope you get a chance to try it out 😀


      1. Thank you! I’ll most definitely be trying it out!!!


      2. One more question! What exactly is a “mug”? Is that like a cup?


      3. I don’t have measuring cups so I just use the sort of mugs people would drink a standard tea or coffee out of. As long as the ratios are the same it doesn’t matter if there’s a little more here or there. 😊

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  2. This 😍😍😍 looks so good

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  3. Indu says:

    I have been meaning to try baking an apple crumble with a gluten free and dairy free topping. Thanks for this recipe!


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