Sugar Free Apple Crumble

Apart form the natural presence of sugar found in the fruit this contains no added sugar, no sweeteners, no weird and wonderful exotic ingredients that you won’t ever be able to find. Just simple and tasty, a bit kinder on the waist line too. This is a fairly simple dessert to make too and an absolute classic! Don’t serve it with lashings of custard and cream, or coated in sugar, but for an added bit of luxury whip up a bit of coconut cream on the side.

Oh sadly I didn’t snap a photo of this one but again I’ll use my words to describe its wonders :P

120g Plain Flour

60g Butter or Margarine, Cold

90g Oats

Pinch of Salt

Optional: 1tsp Cinnamon

2-4 Cooking apples, a sweeter or more flavoured variety like Brambles

Lemon, juice

1tsp Vanilla Extract

Optional: a handful of your favourite nots chopped or sliced. E.g. silvered almonds, roughly chopped walnuts or hazel nuts

1. Add the flour and butter to a bowl, rub between cold finger tips until the mixture is well combined and resembles fine bread crumbs. It’s best that your hands are very cold and that you keep it to just finger tips, away from the palm.

2. Tip in the oats, spice and salt and stir in until evenly mixed. Cover with cling film and set aside..

3. Peel and chop the apples into bite sized pieces. Approx. 2-3cm cubes. squeeze over some lemon juice to coat the chopped apple to stop browning. Mix well to coat in the juice, then add the vanilla extract.

4 To assemble fill a deep dish with the apple pieces, add a splash of water or apple juice over the apples to moisten them slightly then cover with the crumble mix. At his stage you make toss over a handful or two of chopped nuts. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20-30min until golden brown on top

Serve hot with a drizzle of honey if desired, some more toasted nuts and a dollop of coconut cream*

Coconut cream

1 Tin of coconut milk or a carton of coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Leave the can/carton in fridge for a few hours until the solids have risen to top. Open and scoop out the solid cream, whisk in a bowl with the extract. Serve with apple crumble or your favourite dessert x



  1. Dahlia

    This is a great recipie! I had to make it again! It’s simply delicious and not so unhealthy!
    Thank you for sharing it!

  2. Reblogged this on Lone Parents Survival Manual and commented:
    Keep sugar out of yours and your childrens diets, life will be much more smooth

  3. Has anyone actually tried this with success? We tried it and the “crumble” turned out like a tasteless dry powder… What did we do wrong?

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