Crumble is one of my favorite desserts, especially during the holiday season. With Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to share with you one of my go to desserts that I make for my family and friends all the time. With hints of maple, cinnamon, and ginger, this gluten free and vegan apple crumble is the easiest and most delicious treat!
Crumble is an awesome dish to make for a group of people. It’s warming, comforting, and although it seems complicated and time consuming, it’s actually insanely simple! Apple crumble is a personal favorite of mine, as I love the combination of apples with spices and maple syrup, and the texture of the baked apples is so incredible with the crunchy oat and almond topping.
Not only is this crumble an amazing dessert, it’s an awesome breakfast too! It’s super nourishing with protein and complex carbohydrates from the oats, healthy fats from the almonds and coconut oil, and a touch of naturally sweet maple syrup. It’s so satisfying, but won’t leave you feeling heavy or bloated like most desserts do. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe, and please let me know if you try it out by commenting below or tagging me on Instagram @carolines_kitchen! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
- 4 Honeycrisp apples
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Wash and peel the apples, then cut into 1 cm cubes, discarding the core.
- Place the chopped apples in a medium saucepan with 1 tsp of cinnamon, ¼ tsp on nutmeg, ¼ tsp ground ginger, and ½ cup boiling water. Put the saucepan over medium heat and allow the apples to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
- While the apples cook, combine the oats, almond flour, and salt in a bowl with the remaining cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger. Mix the ingredients together until everything is well combined.
- Melt the coconut oil in a small sauce pan or in the microwave. Once melted, add the maple syrup and stir to combine.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir together until everything is evenly coated.
- Once the apples have become quite soft, transfer them to a baking dish with the juices. Top with the crumble mixture and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the top is crisp.
- For an extra brown top, turn the oven up to 525 degrees F for the last minute or so and set the oven to broil.
- When the top is nice and brown, take the crumble out of the oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Honeycrisp are my favorite apples for this recipe, but if you can't find them, any apple will work well!
Add 1-2 cups of berries to the sauce pan with the apples for extra flavor and color. Blackberries and raspberries are both delicious!