Best Apple Crumble!!

No Gluten
Kid Friendly
No Dairy

Title: Apple Crumble
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 15 minute

Cook time: 40 minutes 

Total time: 55 minutes
Serves: 10 people 

This is a super simple dessert that will feed a crowd! Or…make it in a small ramekin and have a quick dessert you will seriously enjoy and drool over!!


For the crumble:
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup flour (I used  1/4 c whole wheat and 1/2 c coconut flour)
Pinch salt
7 tbsp cold butter (or coconut oil)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional but so good!)

For the Fruit:
6 cups apples, or 8 to 10 medium sized apples (use granny smith green or whatever you have), peeled, cored and cut into small even pieces 
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown (or coconut) sugar
1 tbsp flour (of choice)
2 tbsp lemon, juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Assemble the crumble.
    Mix the oats, flour, salt, butter, cinnamon, pecans and sugar together in a bowl. Use your hands and work the butter into the oats until is fully combined. Set aside ** If too crumbly add a bit more butter into crumble and pinch together with fingers
  3. Assemble the Apples
    Core, peel and dice the apples into small and even chunks. Add to a bowl. Drizzle with 1 tbsp lemon so they do not turn brown. Then add vanilla, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and mix all together. Make sure all the apples are covered. 

Preparing for Baking:

  1. Add apples to small ramekins or a large baking dish (like a cast iron or a lasagna pan). Fill about 3/4’s full.
  2. Add crumble on top and press down with fingers. I often add a few sprinkle of cold butter all around the top.
  3. Put in oven and let cook for about 35 to 45 minutes. If it gets super brown on top before its ready, put tin foil on top.  When done, it should be slightly brown on top and the fruit super soft and oozing up the sides. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. 
  4. Serve with Coconut Nice Cream or Vanilla Bean ice cream and lots of Love!!

Saving Money:

Buy a big bag of apples. They are often a lot cheaper in bags, even though the price point seems more at first. If you actually see how many apples you are getting for the price, its worth it.

Quick Tips & Tools:


Large Baking dish (like a lasagna dish, or 8-10 ramekins or cast iron pans), vegetable peeler, corer (optional), good knife, cutting board


I love spartan, green apples, machintosh, pink lady or a mix between them all 🙂

Saving Time:

Pre dice your apples. Add lemon to the top so apples do not go brown. Pop in fridge with a lid.
Prepare the crumble 1 to 2 days ahead of time and store in fridge. Pull both out when you are ready to make this. Add them together and pop them in the oven. 

Your Meal Affirmation:

I am loved beyond measure. I am appreciated. I am enough

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