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Simple Apple Crumble (Healthier Version with Oats)

Enjoy this apple crumble with (almost) no guilt!

Indulge in the comforting flavors of this apple crumble while staying true to your health-conscious lifestyle. This recipe presents a delightful twist on the traditional dessert by incorporating oats into the crumble mixture. With a perfect balance of lightly sweet crumble and sour flavor of the apples, this healthy apple crumble will satisfy your dessert cravings without compromising on nutrition. Get ready to experience an (almost) guilt-free indulgence that will warm both your heart and your taste buds.

A recipe that is made in no time with good ingredients …

What makes this healthy apple crumble truly remarkable is its simplicity and nutritional value. By using nutritious ingredients like fresh apples and oats, you can enjoy a satisfying dessert that provides essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

The star of this delicious dessert is, of course, the apples. They offer a natural sweetness and a lovely tartness that complements the crumbles. Opt for your favorite variety of apples, such as Granny Smith or Golden, depending on your preference for sweetness, sourness and texture.

The crumble topping features the wholesome goodness of oats, providing a satisfying crunch and nutty flavor. You can increase the ratio of oats to flour to your liking. Along with oats, you can customize the crumble by adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or a touch of vanilla extract for extra warmth and depth of flavor.

You can also reduce the sugar content or replace it with non-sugar alternatives such as Stevia or honey. Feel free to adjust the sweetness according to your taste. And of course, is you want to make is a more indulgent experience, a scoop of ice cream is always a great addition!

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A must try dessert, that is packed with nutrients …

While savoring this healthy apple crumble, take a moment to appreciate the sweet treat while getting some nutrients. Apples are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and essential nutrients that promote good digestive health and support your overall well-being. The oats in the crumble topping provide a generous dose of fiber and keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Apple crumble

Apple crumble is a classic dessert that is loved by many for its warm and comforting flavors. It's one of the simplest desserts and is the perfect combination of fresh apples and sweet, buttery streusel.
Enjoy it on its own, or topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It's so comforting and indulgent that it's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, International
Servings: 4 people


Apple base

  • 4 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced (preferably Golden or Granny Smith)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Crumble (aka Streusel)

  • 50 g flour
  • 50 g fine oats
  • 40 g sugar
  • 60 g butter (and some more to top)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  • For the apple base, peel apples, remove the core and cut into dices. Lay them in your mould, sprinkle over sugar, cinnamon and salt, then mix
  • For the crumble: In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar. Cut butter into small pieces, then use your fingers to rub it into the flour mixture.
    Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apples. If you prefer bigger crumbles, use fingers to shape them. Place about 6 pea-sized bits of butter on top of the crumble layer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees until the crumbles are golden brown.

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023