The people have spoken! If you’re following me on Instagram you will know I put a question up the other day asking which is your favourite, apple or rhubarb crumble. To my surprise apple won by a staggering 85%, personally I’m more of a rhubarb kinda guy, but you guys asked for it so you guys are gunna get it, apple crumble coming right up.

To be honest with you whatever crumble it is, as long as it has custard along side it I’m a happy bunny. Nothing really beats a crumble on a winters day, the sweet fruit topped with a rich, buttery, crunchy topping, the ultimate comfort food. Now, how do you make a crumble healthy? Well, you’re half way there with the fruit, but the real challenge lies in the topping, how to get a rich, buttery like topping, without it going dry.

In my opinion I’ve absolutely nailed this recipe, don’t tell my mum, but I actually prefer my version to hers… If she reads this you may never hear from me again. But as they say, the proof is in the pudding, so lets get on with it!

Yields – 4 Servings


100g Oat Flour
50g Rolled Oats
40g Coconut Oil (melted)
30g Maple Syrup (Or honey/agave syrup)
1Tbsp Milk
200ml Water
4 Large Eating Apples (Peeled and chopped into bitesized pieces)
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg


Firstly Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC. Next place your peeled and chopped apples in a large saucepan with the water, cinnamon and nutmeg and leave to simmer on a low heat for about 10-15 minutes, until the apples begin to break down when pressed with a spoon. Whilst your apples are simmering away place all your dry ingredients in a bowl and add the coconut oil and maple syrup and start to combine. If the mixture is too dry add the milk a little bit at a time until the mixture just begins to clump together, you may need a little more or less then suggested. Once your apples have softened pour into a baking tray and then sprinkle with your crumble mixture. Don’t worry too much if the crumble mixture doesn’t fully cover the apples, it will just add to the texture later on. Place in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until the crumble is golden on top. Now it’s a simple case of serving it up with what ever your heart desires, cream, custard, ice cream, yoghurt, go for it!

Enjoy! 🙂

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