Our healthy crumble is a twist on the winter favourite that everyone is sure to love. It’s jam packed with apples and blueberries and has a delicious seedy nut topping which is full of flavour. Our healthy crumble topping uses a mix of sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds but you can use more or less of each quantity depending on your preference. There is lots of natural sweetness from the apples and we’ve only added a little light brown sugar and maple syrup. For an added health-quirk we’ve used quinoa flakes in the topping but you could use plain flour if you prefer. You can prep the healthy crumble ahead of time and re-heat it when you need it too, rather than cooking dinner and dessert at once!
- 6 apples, cut into chunks
- 4tbsp maple syrup
- 250g blueberries
For the topping:
- 100g quinoa flakes
- 50g oats
- 80g butter
- 4tbsp light brown sugar
- 50g nuts
- 1tsp ground cinnamon
- 2tbsp each sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds
- single cream, to serve
- Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6. Toss the apples in the maple syrup on a baking tray. Bake the apples for 15mins.
- Whilst the apples are cooking, make the topping. Rub the butter into the quinoa flakes and oats until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, nuts, cinnamon and seeds. Remove the apples after the 15mins and stir in the blueberries, then top with the crumble topping.
- Return the pie to the oven and bake for a further 25mins.
- Once golden and bubbling, remove and serve with lots of cream.
Top Tip for making Healthy crumble with apples and blueberries
This crumble topping is made with quinoa flakes, which are widely available in supermarkets. But replace them with the same amount of plain flour if you’d rather a more traditional crumble!
Jules Mercer is a food writer, stylist and editor.
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