Blueberry almond apple crumble

I love cooking with apples! The aroma of apples baking in the oven reminds me of the delicious homemade apple pies my mom makes. This apple crumble is high in fibre and can be made gluten-free (if a gluten-free flour is used) and vegan-friendly (if oil is used in place of butter).

Filling:

  • 4 large apples, (peeling optional), cored and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or other berries)

Crumble:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (or less if you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup flour (any type)
  • 1/2 cup almonds, ground (or 1 cup pre-ground)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt (if using oil or unsalted butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 4 tbsp butter or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds (optional)

Directions:

Place the apples and blueberries into an appropriately sized baking dish.  In a separate bowl, mix the ground almonds, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and flax seeds. Mix in the butter or oil and the extract. Spoon the mixture over the fruit. Bake at 350°F (175°C) about 40-50 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and soft and the topping is golden brown. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition (per serving, made with butter, flax seeds and whole wheat flour):

  • Calories: 325
  • Carbs: 49 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Fibre: 7.7 g
  • Magnesium: 62 mg (20% DV)
  • Calcium: 64 mg (6.4% DV)
  • Iron: 1.2 mg (8% DV)
  • B vitamins: B1 (9% DV), B2 (17% DV), B3 (7% DV), B6 (10% DV)
DV= recommended daily value
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I hold a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition. As you can imagine, food is a pretty big part of my life. However, I also enjoy painting, muay thai (yes I can throw a punch), yoga, writing, and am a certified personal trainer.

Posted on March 15, 2012, in dairy-free, desserts, food, gluten-free, Recipes, vegan and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. That looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe and nutrition facts! You definitely transformed plain fruit into a decadent dessert.

    Check out my post on how to incorporate fruit into everyday meals http://getphyt.org/2012/03/14/americas-next-fruit-ninja/

    From the looks of this post, I think you could be America’s Next Fruit Ninja. I’d love to hear what you think about my post and blog! :)

    getPHYT, Exercise Your Mind.

  2. This looks so yummy. I’ve made apple crumbles before, but I never thought of adding blueberries to them as well. I’ll definitely have to try this soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I’ve been absolutely loving blueberries lately – will definitely have to try this – sounds delish!

  4. Reblogged this on Diary of an Irish Country Wife and commented:
    Loving the sound of this – definitely a must try.

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