Healthier Apple Crumble

Healthier Apple Crumble

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Anna Bloomfield
A delicious, autumnal apple crumble that is healthier than you may think!
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For the fruit

  • 4 medium sized cooking apples
  • 90 g granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons level flour (optional)

For the crumble

  • 75 g unsalted butter
  • 165 g plain flour (wholemeal or white your choice)
  • 55 g rolled oats
  • 110 g sugar
  • 70 g finely chopped nuts (see notes)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C

For the fruit

  • Peel and core the apples then slice or dice to your preferred size (I go for about a 2cm square dice, if you prefer big chunks of apple cut them into larger chunks or thicker slices). Add the sugar and cinnamon, and the flour if you don’t want the apples to be too juicy. Stir together and place into your dish (see notes) pouring over any sugar cinnamon mixture that doesn’t cling to the apples.

For the topping

  • Melt the butter on the hob or in the microwave.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients together then stir in the melted butter.
  • Now stir in 50ml of cold water. The mixture should look clumpy and all the flour and oats should be damp.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the fruit then place in the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes. The topping should be golden and the apples soft and gently bubbling.


The dish I used for this was 20x23cm and 5cm deep. You can cook this in any shaped dish as long as it has a similar volume. If you’re not sure then tip in the apples and give it a go. The crumble topping is about 1/3 the volume of the apples.


Serving: 164g | Calories: 503kcal (25%) | Carbohydrates: 85.2g (28%) | Protein: 7.9g (16%) | Fat: 17.1g (26%) | Saturated Fat: 7.4g (37%) | Cholesterol: 27mg (9%) | Sodium: 104mg (4%) | Potassium: 311mg (9%) | Fiber: 6.5g (26%) | Sugar: 49.4g (55%) | Vitamin A: 300IU (6%) | Vitamin C: 15.7mg (19%) | Calcium: 30mg (3%) | Iron: 3.1mg (17%)

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