When I think fall, I think apples.
Whether it is going apple picking, drinking hot apple cider, or fall baking, apples and fall go hand-in-hand. As a kid, I always went apple picking with my family at Chudleigh’s apple farm, where we would by bags upon bags of apples.
Each year we would make different recipes; apple butter, apple pie, muffins, thanksgiving stuffing, and without a doubt we always made an apple crumble.
This recipe is a healthy version of an apple crumble, filled with tons of fruit, nuts, oats, while keeping the sugar low.
- 5 large apples peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (honey would work)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (1/2 lemon juiced)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup almond meal/flour
- ½ cup of chopped pecans
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
- ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) coconut oil or non-dairy butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9-inch pie plate with a natural cooking spray.
- Combine sliced apples, 1 Tbs maple syrup and lemon juice in a medium bowl and transfer to pie plate.
- Combine oats, almond meal, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, and the other Tbs of maple syrup medium bowl.
- Sprinkle crumble mixture over the top of apples.
- Bake for about 40 minutes and until apples are of desired softness. If after 40 minutes, crumble topping is browning, but apples are not soft enough- place tin foil over the crumble and bake another 5-10 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly before spooning out.
- Serve warm and with vanilla ice cream, yogurt, or whipped cream.
Using one of these apple slicers is such a time saver! I highly recommend buying one.
A big thank you to my UBC nutrition student Kate for helping me with this post!
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Hi! My name is Kate Stafford. I am an aspiring dietitian, and currently a student at the University of British Columbia. I have always been super passionate about food, growing up in a family whose world was centered around the kitchen.
My interest in the dietetics field was sparked through my experience working as a model. I realized how many people didn’t understand nutrition, and it was there I found the support I wanted to provide for people.
My goal as a dietitian is to inspire people to make healthy choices that allow them to get the most out of their lives and teach people how to have a loving relationship with food. Red wine and dark chocolate are my favourite; I put spinach in just about everything; and I can never get enough peanut butter. Eating is about balance, a balance that I hope to help people find.