Apple Crumble~{grain-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free}

Apple Crumble {Grain-free, refined sugar-free}

In the world of apple there are three things that will always be there crumbles, crisps and pies.  Honestly, I’m good with all three.  I will eat an apple pie just as quickly as I will eat an apple crumble or crisp.  But I do think all of them are best with some vanilla ice cream. :)

Since that first apple fell in the garden of Eden and Eve took a bite of that sweet fruit the world has never been the same.  Okay maybe not, but the first time someone came up with an apple pie it definitely changed the history of apples.

With recent dietary changes people are always looking to get rid of the original pastry crust that first gave apple pie and crumbles their start.  Along with the crust, many want to dispose of the sugar that’s in these delectable dishes.

Do I make the best Apple Crumble out there?  I’d like to think so, but I’ve got some serious competition.  I figure as long as my husband is drooling over it, then I’ve got a home run!

Apple Crumble {Grain-free, refined sugar-free}

So what does this awesome Apple Crumble have?  Why apples of course ( my apple of choice is macintosh), butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and almond flour.


Crumble filling

4-5 apples peeled and sliced

1-2 tbsp butter

3-4 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp nutmeg

Crumble crust

1 cup almond flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup maple syrup

Apple Crumble {Grain-free, refined sugar-free}

Begin by sauteing apples in butter, nutmeg and maple syrup.  Saute until apples are soft, but still firm.  Syrup should thicken and glaze the apples.  Transfer to baking dish.

In a small bowl mix almond flour and cinnamon.  Add maple syrup and mix until crumbly.  Top apples with crumble mixture.  Bake in oven at 350F until crust begins to brown (about 15 minutes)

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Want more apple recipes?  Check out my Apple Almond twists and my Sugar-Free CrabApple Mini Tarts


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  2. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m really into apple crumble lately and this recipe is making me drool! Another recipe to add to my list of things I have to make. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Oh my! I wish I had some of this right now to go with my coffee…look YumYummy!

  4. This looks amazing! It reminds me of the apple crisp my mom used to make when I was young, but instead of sugar you use maple syrup. Since my daughter was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I’ll have to make this for her. Thanks for the great post!
    Visiting from the SITS Girls Sharefest.

  5. Yummy! This apple crumble looks delicious!

  6. Umm…. yum!!! I’m following THM (Trim Healthy Mama), so I may make a little substitutions here and there (mainly just with the maple syrup) – looks soooo good!

  7. I love apple crumbles and your’s looks delicious. It was a great idea to use maple syrup in the filling. I’ll have to try it.

  8. Oh my goodness! This looks sooo good! I’m definitely saving this so I can make it sometime soon!

  9. I love that this recipe is GF and refined sugar free! I’ve been making more stuff that is either refined sugar free or GF.

    • Thank you for stopping by!! I substitute alot of recipes with maple syrup to avoid the refined sugar! I find I don’t have to use as much maple syrup too!

  10. Gah! I’m trying to comment from my iPad but it is giving me a hard time. Not sure if my other comment went through but in case it didn’t, well, I love this recipe! I’ve been making more meals and treats that are Gf or refined sugar free. Haven’t gone all the way there yet but who knows, maybe one day! Stopping by from the SITS comment love group. Have a great day!

  11. This looks delicious! I’m sure the maple syrup gives it an amazing flavor. Stopping by from the SITS girls. Have a great day!

  12. My husband is not a huge maple syrup fan. Can I substitute honey for the maple syrup? Or maybe a combination of the two? Suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    • I’m sure honey would work just as well, it will change the flavour slightly, but it will still give it its sweet taste

  13. This looks amazingly good! Pinning for later :) I’m also going to check out Unprocessed Fridays. Sounds great!

    Visiting from #SITSBlogging!

  14. Looks so good!!! I will have to try this for my friend! Except, replace the butter with something DF. =)

    Sharing some SITS Girls comment love!

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  16. I found your recipe on the Let’s Get Real Friday party and it looks completely delicious!! I’m pinning to my “Sweet Sweets” board for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Hi Joyce! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. Your apple crumble is exactly the type of dessert I like to serve my family. We like our sweet treats………..we just like a little nutrition to go with them. My family uses honey and maple syrup as sweeteners so this recipe fits all of our “rules”. I’m going to pin this so I can easily find it to make.

    • Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy it, if my husband could have it every day he would!

  18. This looks really good. I prefer a crumble to a pie because they take less time and you can eat it warm. I’m stopping by from the Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing this with us. I hope you’ll join us this Friday.

    • Thanks for stopping by, I will definitelybe joining again!

  19. Looks so delicious! I love this kind of treat and if I had all the ingredients I would probably make it right now! Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Roundup!

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  23. Great Post!! Love Apple Crumble and this one sounds delish and good for me! It’s a Two-fer!

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  27. This looks fantastic! I am curious what size baking dish you used? I am hoping to take this to a party and am trying to decide if I should double it. Thanks :)

    • My dish was about a 1qt-1 1/2qt. Perfect for a family, but I’d probably double it for a party myself! I hope you enjoy it, this is one of my favorite dishes!


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