• Serves 8
  • Makes 8
  • 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients

A simple alternative to gluten and dairy-based crumbles.

Ingredients (serves 8 | makes 8 )

  • 1kg tinned pie apple
  • 1.5 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free plain flour
  • up to 5 tbsp coconut oil, melted (try it a tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you like)
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice (for topping)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (for topping)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160°C (fan-forced), and grease a rectangular baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. Place the pie apple in a bowl, and combine with the mixed spice, lemon juice and sugar. Don’t worry if the apple gets a little mashed up, just stir it all through.
  3. Pour the apple filling into the base of the dish and smooth out.
  4. Mix together the crumble ingredients and then spoon over the filling. Smooth using the back of the spoon, being sure to fill all the edges and corners.
  5. Bake in the oven for up to twenty minutes, or until the crumble topping is browned all over (but not burnt!)
  6. Serve


This recipe is also available on my blog: ineedafeed.wordpress.com

  • love the sound of this, and that it is dairy and gluten free, thank you for sharing


  • Such nice flavours, and so easy to make as gluten free.


  • Love the taste of this and so handy being GF for when one of my children stays over.


  • Mmm, so many childhood memories with Apple crumble. Good to see healthier versions popping up.


  • cool this sounds like a great version of Apple Crumble – I am looking forward to giving it a try :) Thanks for the recipe


  • Thank you for this, so loving the way this made.


  • The topping on this crumble is so delish.


  • Looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing


  • Sounds lovely, very yummy indeed, thanks.


  • Since I make it without sugar I don’t mind my kids even want to eat it for breakfast :)


  • We love apple crumble and I make gluten free apple crumbles all the time. I prefer a bit healthier recipes. I often make something up while baking with some melted ghee, a tbsp of yacon syrup, desiccated coconut, quinoa flakes, a bit of cinnamon and almond meal for the crumble and just apple, lemon, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla powder.


  • I have a friend with coeliac disease so I can imagine she will love this recipe. I will share it with you. Thank you.


  • love anything apple and it’s GF so it’s the perfect recipe for me.


  • Crumbles and cobblers are so comforting and this one sounds delicious.

    • We love crumbles for Winter too – puddings and crumbles.


  • I love a delicious apple crumble,so good!


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