Nothing signifies seasonal coziness quite like an apple crumble. It’s spicy and warm, soul-soothing and sweet. And of course, it’s the perfect vehicle for a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Alongside summer’s shortcakes and winter’s gingerbread, apple crumble is one of the most nostalgic desserts. Apple cinnamon is a winning flavor combo, and I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t dive into a buttery, oat-laced topping fork-first. But amidst the autumnal indulgences, it’s natural to crave a reprieve. And that’s where this healthy apple crumble comes in.

This recipe comes courtesy of entertaining aficionado, Sophie Collins. Co-founder of the beautiful lifestyle shop, One Wednesday, Sophie knows a thing or two about curating an intentional, well-lived life. With a passion for gathering as well as feeling her best, the entrepreneur and mother enjoys getting creative in the kitchen and developing recipes that support her sweet tooth well-being all throughout the year.

This healthy apple crumble recipe achieves all of that—and more. Not only is it easy to whip up, but it captures the essence of fall better than any recipe I know. It goes above and beyond, adding a teaspoon of pumpkin spice to the filling. While the choice captures the classic cinnamon flavor, the blend adds ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to the mix. The more spice, the merrier.

Plus, your healthy apple crumble can be assembled in advance! So follow Sophie’s lead and throw everything together in a pie dish before your guests arrive. Once your gathering begins, heat the oven, pop in your crumble, and take in the heavenly scent.

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Healthy & Easy Apple Crumble

Serves 1

Perfect for a fall gathering, this lighter crisp retains all the classic flavors—without feeling too heavy.

By Sophie Collins


for the filling:

  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend (I love Blume)
  • 2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt

for the crumble:

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons date coconut sugar
  • 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil


for the filling:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a saucepan and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes. Once tender, add to pie plate or oven safe vessel.

for the crumble:

  1. Mix the crumble ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle on top of the apples. Bake for 30 mins at 400 F.

Make ahead: Can be made ahead and warmed up in the oven for 10 minutes for the most delectable smell while your guests are mingling.

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