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Apple Crumble

Last Updated: 27th February 2023 · Written by Donna Mastriani

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Apple crumble is the perfect balance of texture and flavours. The crumble is rich with vanilla and cinnamon flavours, while the filling is sweet and sour. What’s even better about this apple crumble recipe is that it’s best for those with food intolerance, especially dairy. The recipe uses dairy-free butter, and if you have a wheat allergy, you can use wheat-free or gluten-free flour for those with gluten intolerance.

This apple crumble recipe is healthy, has few calories, and is dairy-free. It is the best recipe for anyone that craves a healthy dessert that is also intolerance-free. You have the delicious crumble and the sweet and fruity filling that will make you enjoy every bite of this apple crumble.

If you have no idea what your allergies or intolerances are, hence avoiding every food item you “think” might cause your reactions, It is wise to invest in an Allergy Test or Intolerance Test. These tests help you know what your body is rejecting so you can avoid it in your diet. To know whether you have an allergy or an intolerance reaction, read more on allergy vs intolerance differences to decide which test you’ll need.


Apple filling

  • 6 x medium-sized apples – peeled, cored, and diced
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 1.5 cups plain flour
  • 1.25 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • ¾ cup melted dairy-free butter
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C
  2. Peel, core, and dice the apples into small chunks, about 1cm in size.
  3. Spread the diced apples in a baking dish (approximately 2 litres or smaller in size)
  4. Cover the apples with the caster sugar and cinnamon and toss to coat the apples thoroughly.
    Spread the apples evenly in the baking dish and set aside to prepare the crumble.
  5. In a medium to large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the crumble and mix well. The most effective way to do this is by using your hands. However, you can use a spatula or wooden spoon if you’re reluctant to use your hands.
  6. Once everything is well combined, sprinkle the crumble mix evenly over the apples in the baking dish.
  7. Place the baking dish in the centre of the oven to ensure your crumble gets evenly distributed heat and circulation. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced.
  8. Once it’s fully baked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool.
  9. It can be served warm with a plant-based custard, ice cream, or on its own.


Once you’ve baked your apple crumble and it’s cool, you can safely store it in a sealed container in the fridge for 3 days. However, if you want it to stay longer, ensure it cools down completely, then freeze it in a sealed container for up to 2 months.

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