Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crumble Recipe
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Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crumble Recipe

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On a quest to create a healthy version of my favorite baked goods, I set my heart on one of my favorite and comforting dishes and managed to come up with this delicious Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crumble. Additionally, this one doesn’t contain any refined sugar.

Funnily, it didn’t occur to me to ever cook my own fruits. I didn’t venture into the aromatic art of baking fruit until grad school. In fact, the first time I baked apples was during one of my bikini competition preps.

I was at my last whit while eliminating sugar and starchy carbs from my diet, I got the idea that I could make an apple pie without the crust, butter, or refined sugar (silly me). In hindsight, my first attempt at baking apples was just okay. However, it was very satiating in the moment. It just wasn’t quite right without the crust.

Baking is a science. This isn’t one of those recipes I could crank out in a few hours. Over the years I’ve painstakingly worked on this recipe trying different ingredients and ratios. I’ve had burned apples, salty apples, bland apples, semi-cooked apples, and many more disasters. And one glorious day, I hit GOLD!

I managed to create an easy and tasty gluten free crust that really amplified The dish and transformed it into an Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crumble!

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crumble Recipe

How to Enjoy

best served warm in a bowl with vanilla ice cream, this easy gluten free apple crumble is sure to be a hit and become one of your healthy alternatives to conventional baked apple desserts.

I love this dish with a turmeric latte to sip on.

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crumble Modifications and Variations

To make apple pie, apple cobbler, and apple crisp, the recipe can be modified . Just remember to adjust amounts of crust ingredients to make sure you have enough to cover the type of dish you want to make.

All of the herbs and spices that I use are purchased in bulk from Frontier Co-Op or Starwest Botanicals.

I encourage anyone trying this recipe to play with different flavor profiles. Omit the rosemary in the crust and replace the rosemary in the filling with cloves, currants, or any other delicious ingredient. Try different varieties of apples. Add in various fruits like berries, etc…

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Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crumble Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Apple Crumble

5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 2-3" deep 9 x 9 Glass or Metal Baking Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 6-8 Large Apples A Sweet variety like Gala or Pink Lady is best
  • 3 tbs Butter
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil Unrefined
  • 3 tbs Agave Nectar
  • 1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary Optional

Crust

  • 2 cups Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary Optional
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions
 

Apples

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • While oven is preheating core and cube the apples into bite-sized chunks
  • Add apples to baking sheet
  • Melt butter and coconut oil
  • Add the filling spices, rosemary, and agave into the melted coconut oil and butter. Incorporate thoroughly. Poor over the apples evenly.

Crust

  • Measure out olive oil and place in a mixing bowl
  • Combine dry ingredients and rosemary in a blender until powdery.
  • Slowly incorporate the powder into the olive oil. The crust should have a crumbly consistency.
  • With your hands, crumble the crust evenly over the apples.
  • Once the crumble has been scattered over the apples, place in the oven for 45-60 minutes.

Notes

  • Best enjoyed served warm with vanilla ice cream.
  • I use organic ingredients to make this at home, but please enjoy this dish with whatever ingredients you normally use.
  • The rosemary is optional, but I find it adds a gourmet touch to the flavor profile of the dish.

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Nathalia is a classical musician, signed model, and bodybuilder-turned-international-yoga-teacher who has dedicated herself to mind-body wellness while maintaining a digital nomad lifestyle. Inquisitive by nature and obsessed with learning, she holds two undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree. In 2007 she launched nathaliafit.com, a fitness & wellness lifestyle blog, as a voice to millennial women on topics relating to wellness, fitness, clean beauty, sustainable fashion, and healthy travel.

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