Apple Crumble


This impressive dessert is high in fibre and low in sugar but the apples provide a delicious, natural sweetness. The oats include a form of dietary fibre called beta glucan which has been strongly linked to improving cholesterol levels and heart health.

Serves 8



For the Filling

  • 6 apples

  • Splash of water

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Crumble Topping

  • 1.5 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Wash apples and cut into wedges - remove the core but leave the skin on

  2. Place apples in a large heavy based pot and combine with water, vanilla extract and cinnamon

  3. Cook over a low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until apples have softened

  4. Preheat oven to 160°C (fan-forced)

  5. Meanwhile, combine oats, desiccated coconut, cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple syrup and coconut oil and rub ingredients together with fingers until well combined

  6. Spoon apple mixture into a suitable sized baking dish. Scatter crumble over the top

  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crumble is golden

  8. Serve warm with custard, if desired

Nutritional Information, per serve

  • Calories 286

  • kJ 1201

  • Fat 11g

  • Saturated Fat 9g

  • Carbohydrate 42g

  • Fibre 8g

  • Protein 6g

  • Sodium 5mg

Gina Horn
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
BEx&NutrSc, MDietSt

Bradford Clinic