This healthy apple crumble with oats recipe can be prepared all year round, but I think it can easily be added to the list of best Fall recipes. It can be enjoyed as a warm breakfast, snack or even as a dessert.
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How to prepare an apple crumble with oats that is actually healthy
This recipe requires that you prepare the base, filling and the crumble separately, but you don’t need any special cooking skills to make it.
As this recipe is a bit longer and slightly more complicated than my usual recipes, I thought it would be helpful to see images of the step-by-step process. Please, let me know if this does help 🙂
I got the inspiration for this apple crumble after seeing a recipe in Danielle’s blog, I Only Came For The Cake. The one that got my attention was the blackberry crumble bars, but since it’s not blackberry season at the moment, I’ve decided to go with apples.
The pan that I’ve used for this recipe measures 13×19 cm (5×7 inches), but if you have one that is a little bigger, it will also be fine.
The only change would be that each layer is thinner and, as a result, you would get apple crumble bars that you could eat simply with the help of two fingers, exactly like in Danielle’s recipe.
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Why do I consider this recipe to be healthy
I am a super fan of oats and it is a staple food that is never missing in my house. In my post Healthy Oatmeal Cookies, I tell you in detail the reasons why oats are beneficial for health.
The apple is a fruit of low glycemic index, which means that when we eat it, we don’t have a spike in blood sugar, which makes us go hungry shortly after eating.
In addition, as well as oats, apples contain fiber and it has been shown that the skins contain a big number of antioxidants.
That’s why my advice would be to buy organic or locally produced apples, so that you can eat the skin, knowing that it doesn’t have any pesticides or wax on it.
Is it inexpensive to prepare this healthy apple crumble?
The base ingredients present in larger quantities in this recipe are apples and oats and those are usually not expensive, even if you buy them organic.
Plus, this recipe doesn’t require any lesser-known ingredients making it very likely that you already have all of the ingredients in your pantry.
When do I prepare it and on what occasions can it be eaten
Although apples are an Autumn/Winter fruit, it’s also true that we can buy them all year round. As it’s also easy to find all of the other ingredients needed for the recipe, I’d say that this healthy apple crumble can be prepared any day of the year.
However, as I said above, I get the feeling that the apple and cinnamon combination, and the fact that it’s a breakfast/snack/dessert food that can be enjoyed fresh out of the oven, makes me think of a healthy Fall recipe instead.
If you enjoy a warm breakfast, for example, this apple crumble can be heated in the microwave for a minute and is ideal for the colder days.
Let’s just say it, this healthy crumble can be eaten for any occasion, whether for breakfast, as a snack, for brunch or even as a dessert.
I took it to a barbecue once and it was a success, so don’t wait any longer to add this recipe to your list of healthy apple treats.
How do I store this apple crumble with oats and how long does it last
If by any chance, you have some leftovers of this crumble, you can store it in the same pan and cover it with a plastic wrap. You can leave it on the counter and it will last for about three to four days, although I’m sure it will disappear sooner 😉
Can I prepare it with other ingredients to get different flavors?
I have used red apples, but you can use your favorite apples or even experiment with other types that, maybe, you don’t usually eat.
Also, you can cook the apples a little less or you can bake them in the oven. Personally, I like them when they are very soft.
If you prefer not to have the pieces of apple, you can use this Applesauce instead.
You could also use berries instead of apples. You can use them fresh or frozen and cook them in a pot, just as I have prepared the apples in the video.
Chocolate is not essential, but can we all agree that chocolate can make everything even more delicious?
Here are more healthy recipes with oats that you might like:
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Healthy Apple Crumble With Oats
This healthy apple crumble with oats recipe can be prepared all year round, but I think it can easily be added to the list of best Fall recipes. It can be enjoyed as a warm breakfast, snack or even as a dessert. It’s sweetened with just a little bit of honey and you simply need the right oatmeal to prepare a gluten-free version. It’s a great recipe to be added to your Meal Plan or Batch Cooking.
- Author: Claudia Canu
- Prep Time: 30 min
- Cook Time: 18 min
- Total Time: 48 min
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Healthy
½ teaspoon of raw honey
1 teaspoon of water *
¾ cup of oat flour (gluten-free, if necessary)
⅓ cup of almond flour
⅓ cup of rolled whole oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon of baking powder
⅛ teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons of raw honey
2 small eggs
Some butter to grease the pan
Some flour to flour the pan
1/2 cup rolled whole oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
1 tablespoon of tahini
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of raw honey
Chocolate topping (optional):
4 or 5 squares of chocolate, depending on the size
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
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- Grease and flour a 13x19cm (5×7 inches) pan.
- Preheat the oven at 180ºC (350ºF).
For the filling:
Cut the apples into cubes and pour them into a pot.
Add the 1 teaspoon of cinnamon ½ teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of water.
Cook them on low heat for about 20 minutes or until they are soft.
For the crust:
- In a bowl, pour the ¾ cup of oat flour**, ⅓ cup of almond flour, ⅓ cup of oats, ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder and ⅛ teaspoon of salt. Mix all of these dry ingredients together.
- In the same bowl, add the 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of raw honey, and the 2 eggs.
- Mix all ingredients well until they are blended together.
- Pour the dough into the previously greased and floured pan.
- Bake the crust for 8 minutes.
- With the help of a fork, make holes in the dough.
- Pour the apples on top with all of their juice.
- For the crumble, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour the crumble on top of the layer of apples.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.
For the chocolate topping: Melt 4 or 5 squares of chocolate with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. You can use the microwave or a pot. Once it’s liquid, use a teaspoon to pour it on top of the crumble.
* If you use pure organic honey, it’s probably hard. In that case, use hot water to mix it.
** If you don’t have oat flour, you can simply process the oatmeal with a food processor.
Keywords: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, healthy, oats, crumble, apple
Claudia Canu is a former junk food and sugar addict transformed into a Health Motivator with a master’s degree in Nutrition. She has created this website not only to share her “Journey to her Healthy Forties” but also to help other busy women with basic knowledge about nutrition and who don’t love cooking, to live a healthier life, and achieve big goals.
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