Cinnamon Apple Crumble
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This delicious spiced apple crumble is easier than pie and can be made vegan and gluten-free! A great fall dessert.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 12 ounces chopped apples (about 3 small)
  • Juice of ½ a small lemon
  • ⅓ cup whole rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup flour (whole wheat, spelt or oat flour)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, vegan butter, or hardened coconut oil
  • ¼ cup dried tart cherries or cranberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F and grease an 8x8 round pie pan, or similar sized dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the chopped apples with a big squeeze of lemon.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt.
  4. Cut your butter (or hardened coconut oil) into a few small pieces and add to the crumble. Use your hands to smush it with the dry crumble topping - stop when it’s incorporated but still crumbly. (If you overmix it and it becomes mushy, add a bit more flour, if it's too dry, add a little more butter/oil.)
  5. Mix the apples and dried tart cherries with ½ the crumble and place into the baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of the crumble on top.
  6. Bake, covered, for 25 minutes, then uncover and bake 15-20 more minutes until the apples are soft and the crumble is golden brown.
  7. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Serve with scoops of ice cream.
*if you're sensitive to gluten, make sure your oats and oat flour are certified gluten-free. (You can also make oat flour by blitzing oats in a high-speed blender).

Note that spelt flour is not gluten-free.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at