This simple apple crumble is the perfect autumn dessert. It's delicious, simple to make, and free from all of the conventional junk that typical crumbles are made with. Both kid- and adult-friendly, this crumble makes a beautiful addition to any Thanksgiving meal. It's also a nice dessert to contribute to a dinner party if you want to make sure there's a healthier option available.
Note: If you do not feel like using a food processor, as I often don’t, roughly chop the pecans and combine with other topping ingredients in a bowl and pour from onto apples.
Gluten-Free Apple Crumble (GF, paleo, vegan)
Serves 4 - 6
1 cup pecans
1 cup almond flour
1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
6 tbsp butter, melted (or coconut oil if vegan)
1 tbsp water
1.5 - 2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
5-6 apples, peeled and cored
optional additions: 2 tbsp tapioca flour, 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp lemon juice
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Peel and core the apples, and then chop into bite-size chunks. If using tapioca flour, cinnamon, coconut palm sugar, or lemon, mix with apple chunks.
3. Place the chopped apples into a pie dish or 8x8-inch baking tray.
4. Make the topping by putting the pecans, almond flour, coconut palm sugar, butter, water, cinnamon, and salt into a food processor and pulse a few times until the pecans are ground and the ingredients are mixed together.
5. Spread the topping evenly over the apples.
6. Bake for 35-45 minutes, depending on how soft you like your apples. 35 for a slightly crisp texture, 45 if you like them very mushy.
7. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve!