Healthy Apple Crumble

Enjoy a delicious breakfast or dessert while still eating healthy with this delicious healthy apple crumble! Juicy cinnamon apples that are topped with a crunchy oat topping, enjoy it for breakfast, dessert or as a snack.

healthy apple crumble

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About This Recipe

This recipe is a healthier alternative to the classic apple crumble/crisp that’s made with a layer of juicy apples and topped with a crunchy brown sugar and cinnamon crumble that’s made with flour and lot’s of butter. This version however, is made with fibrous oats, and honey rather than sugar. Also most of the sweetness comes from the fresh apples, but it can be easily adjusted to your liking by adding more or less honey/maple syrup.

You can have this healthy apple crumble for breakfast, as a dessert or even as a snack! Top it with some Greek yogurt, coconut whipped cream or have it with a glass of your favorite type of milk!

Although this apple crumble recipe is made with healthy ingredients, all of them are quite easy to find in all grocery stories.

What You Need To Make This Recipe

Oats: you’ll need old fashioned rolled oats, any other type of oats will not work as well.

Ground oats: just blend some of the rolled oats into a flour or use store bought oat flour.

Coconut Oil: if you wanted to, you could replace this with melted butter, or vegetable oil.

Honey: this is the sweetener, you could also use maple syrup in place of this.

Apples: you could use any type of apples. Give the apples a taste so you could have an idea of how much sweetener (honey/maple syrup) you need to use.

Vanilla extract: this is optional, but using a bit of vanilla really makes the dish more flavorful!

How To Make Healthy Apple Crumble

Step 1: Core and thinly slice all the apples, except one, and add that into a large bowl. Grate the remaining apple and add that into the bowl as well. Add in the rest of the ingredients, and give it a mix.

Step 2: Spread the mixture onto a 6 inch square pan, cover it with aluminum foil and bake at 180 °C / 350 °F for 15 minutes.

Step 3: While the apples bake combine the ingredients for the topping.

Step 4: Once the apples are finished baking, spread on the oat topping, and bake uncovered for another 20 minutes at 180 °C / 350 °F. After being bakes, let the healthy apple crumble cool down for 15 minutes before serving.

Storing The Healthy Apple Crumble

Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Pro Tips

  • You could add in any spices you’d like into the apples or the topping. I only used cinnamon, but other spices like, nutmeg, or clove would also be delicious!
  • If you have a convection oven (oven with a fan setting), reduce the temperature by 20 degrees.
  • The amount of honey/maple syrup can be adjusted to your liking.
  • Swap out the walnuts for any of your favorite nuts, almonds or hazelnuts are a great option!
  • This recipe takes minutes to make, so you can make it fresh for breakfast or make the night before and store it in the fridge.
  • Serve the healthy apple crumble with a dollop of Greek yogurt or coconut whipped cream.
  • If you like your apple crumble warm, go ahead and microwave it for 10-15 seconds if you made it ahead.

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Healthy Apple Crumble

Enjoy a delicious breakfast or dessert while still eating healthy with this delicious healthy apple crumble! Juicy cinnamon apples that are topped with a crunchy oat topping, enjoy it for breakfast, dessert or as a snack.

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 35 min

Total Time: 50 min

Course: Breakfast/Dessert

Servings: 4

Calories: 353kcal

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For the apples:

  • 4 large apples
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp honey/maple syrup

For the topping:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground oats/ oat flour
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped (or any other nut)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C / 350 °F. Core and thinly slice 3 of the apples, and grate the fourth one. Add the sliced and grated apples into a large bowl. (4 apples)
  2. Into the apples add in the ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, cornstarch, and honey. Give it a mix until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. ( 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp cornstarch, 1 tbsp honey)
  3. Spread the apple mixture evenly onto a 6 inch square pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. While the apples bake, prepare the topping. In a medium sized bowl combine the rolled oats, ground oats(or oat flour), chopped walnuts, ground cinnamon, honey, and melted coconut oil. ( 3/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup ground oats, 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp honey, 1 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil)
  5. Once the apples are baked, spread on the oat topping and bake (at 180 °C / 350 °F), uncovered, for another 20 min, until the topping becomes slightly golden brown.
  6. Once baked let the apple crumble cool for 15 minutes before serving, enjoy!


Calories: 353.83kcal

Total Fat: 14.33g

Carbs: 55.7g

Sugars: 31.19g

Protein: 5.59g

Sodium: 3.29mg

Fiber: 6.11g

** Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more. **

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