A Healthy Apple Berry Crumble (it’s also crazy easy to make!) with lots of cinnamony apple and raspberries slightly sweetened and topped with a (gluten free!) oat and almond crumble that’s just lightly scented with vanilla. Best served warm with a big scoop of ice cream on top!
This apple crumble dessert can also double as fantastically good breakfast too.
This is my kind of dessert. I mean breakfast. I mean YUM.
Have you had an orchard-fresh apple lately? Apples are so good right now. Super crisp, sweet but tart and perfect for eating… and baking! Here, I used apples my dad picked from his single, lonely apple tree. He likes to brag that they are ‘very organic’ but that is because single, lonely apple tree kind of gets neglected from standard tree-care practices during the months that it doesn’t have apples to offer. Much like the single, lonely cherry tree that doesn’t receive much love either. But hey, I can’t complain when I have this appley goodness in front of me!
I love apple season! I love fall! I love eating all the great things that fall has to offer!
And other than apples straight up off the tree (more like from the crisper…) or in my baked goods, my favourite way to snack on an apple is definitely sliced up with a big side of my homemade peanut butter. It’s the snack of champs, people!
Right up there with this crumble!
MORE ABOUT THIS HEALTHY APPLE BERRY CRUMBLE RECIPE
Crumbles are one of the most versatile desserts out there. Just add some fruit, add some oats, add a drizzle of sweetness, maybe a little spice, like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom, and you have a crowd-pleasing dessert ready in no time… well, actually in about 30 minutes!
Crumbles are also crazy easy to make gluten free (like this one!! by using gluten free oats and nuts), vegan (by replacing that butter for coconut oil and that honey for some maple syrup) or by whatever fruit happens to be your favourite that day (today, my fav is apples but those pears and peaches have also made an appearance in crumbles of desserts past).
And the best crumble topping any girl could ask for? As if you even had to ask… Vanilla ice cream.
Apple Berry Crumble and ice cream will definitely have you scooping out seconds… And definitely not wanting to share even just a bite. I mean, is there anything better warm apples and melty ice cream?
I like adding a tablespoon or so arrowroot flour or tapioca flour (a trick I got from reading some of my grandmother’s old pie recipes). It gives the crumble a jam-like consistency. As the juices release from the apples and berries while baking, they thicken up giving this crumble a super ooey-gooey type thing. Trust me. It’s the best!
And I’m serious about having this for breakfast too. I’m not judging. Just substitute the ice cream out for vanilla Greek yogurt and you have yourself one mighty fine breakfast.Print
For the fruit:
- 4 cups apples, peeled, cored, roughly chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (I used macintosh apples)
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar (I prefer organic cane sugar)
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour or tapioca flour
For the oat crumble:
- 3/4 cup oats (gluten-free certified, of course)
- 1/4 cup almond flour (also known as almond meal)
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons oil (I used olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9-inch round casserole dish or pie plate (or use an 8×8 baking dish) with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add peeled and cut apples and berries to a mixing bowl. Stir in the cinnamon, salt, sugar and arrowroot flour. When apples and berries are evenly covered in the spice mixture transfer them to the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- In the same mixing bowl used for the apples, whisk melted butter, oil, honey and vanilla together until smooth. Fold in oats, almond flour and flax, making sure all the oats are coated in the butter and honey.
- Spoon the the oat mixture over top of the fruit in a thin, even layer.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until the oat crumble is crisp and golden brown.
- Serve warm!
Nutritional information does not include ice cream.