Healthy Apple Crumble

healthy apple crumble

So, my housemates Elly, Bec and I are making an effort to eat a little more healthily at the moment (a project which involved a hilarious session of finding both the fattest and skinniest photos of ourselves available, thank you facebook). This is all very well except healthy cooking is having a detrimental effect on my baking. So when I noticed our fruit bowl was overflowing with questionable looking apples, I endeavoured to make a sugar free apple crumble.

This recipe only really works with sweet apples, so leave the Granny Smiths behind. Start by peeling and slicing your apples, I used about 11.


Stew the apples in a pot with a little water, a few shakes of cinnamon, two teaspoons of vanilla essence and a splash of lemon juice. Let the apples soften, but not go mushy.


Usually I would use oats for the crumble, but we only had expensive looking muesli in the cupboard, so I used that (sorry Elly!).  I added two tablespoons of margarine, which I hate especially since someone told me it was one molecule away from being plastic and comes out grey and is died yellow to look like butter… But it is less fatty. Add some more cinnamon.


Put the apples in your dish and top with the muesli.


Bake at 180 degrees until the top goes golden brown.


We split a Skinny Cow ice cream and had that on top. It was pretty delicious!


I’m definitely not going to become a sugar free freak, but I guess if you’re looking for a healthier dessert option this is a great option.

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3 Responses to Healthy Apple Crumble

  1. gemsfoodgems says:

    I love crumble… I make this all the time for my housemates and serve it with yoghurt! Yum! I do like this 🙂

    • Bec says:

      We did think of having yoghurt on top, but we only had those Yoplait dessert flavoured ones… And it seemed weird to have dessert flavoured yoghurt on top of dessert haha! 🙂

  2. R says:

    muesli is not healthy. make your own or use a cane sugar substitute like coconut palm sugar – it’s the lowest GI sugar available

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