Gluten Free Apple Crumble #yum

Im so excited to share this delicious recipe with you today!

Created by Angie Cowen from Love life and Gluten free….

Gluten Free Apple Crumble:



As well as being a tasty and warming dessert, I love having any leftover crumble for breakfast through winter. It’s warm both in temperature and with its gentle use of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Gluten free, grain free, vegan
(Serves 8) 


Apple Filling
  • 7 large red apples, peeled (approx 1kg)
  • 6 Medjool dates, large soft variety – pitted
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon
  • Pinch of Himalayan crystal or Celtic sea salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp tapioca or true arrowroot to thicken
  • 3 tbsp tapioca or true arrowroot
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup (real)
  • 3/4 cup roughly ground almonds
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tsp natural vanilla essence


  1. Peel and core apples, then cut into rough 1-2cm cubes. Place apples in medium/large saucepan with about 1/2 cup water and gently simmer, covered on a low heat. Rotate apples bottom to top every so often until apples are just tender but not mushy (usually 10-15 minutes once water is steaming). Add berries and mix evenly. Once berries are warmed through, add tapioca and stir well (you will see the liquid thicken). Cook for a further minute, stirring often, then remove from heat. At this stage, preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Finely chop dates and combine them with lemon zest, ginger and cinnamon and mix well. Toss through the apples and set aside.
  3. Combine coconut sugar, tapioca, almonds, desiccated coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl and mix well.
  4. Melt coconut oil and add to dry ingredients along with the vanilla essence. Combine so that the oil is evenly distributed amongst the mix.
  5. Place apple mix evenly in medium pie dish. Spread crumble mix over top of apple and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crumble topping is lightly browned.
  6. Serve