This blueberry apple crumble recipe is so yummy and easy to make. It is very healthy too without all that not good for you white sugar. Also, it can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.
Did you know that blueberries have more antioxidants than any other popular fruit and help prevent cancer, diabetes, age-related memory loss, and are anti-inflammatory. They are also rich in potassium, fibre, and vitamins A & C.
“Inflammation is a key driver of all chronic diseases, so blueberries have a host of benefits,” says Ann Kulze, MD, of Charleston, S.C.
Blueberry Crumble Recipe Ingredients
Apples – Your mom didn’t use the term superfood but she knew about apples. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was the first nutritional advice I and many children heard from their moms. For this reason, we call them “the first superfood.”
Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of Coconut Oil, this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.
As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness
Oats – are a low-calorie food that provides high levels of fiber and low levels of fat. They help tp stabilizes blood sugar and reduces the risk of diabetes while removing bad cholesterol.
If you want gluten-free oats, here is a very good one Harvest Gluten Free Organic Rolled Old Fashioned Oats which is good for cooked oatmeal porridge. For making a crumble, it is better to have one like this: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
Brown Rice Flour has become a staple in my baking adding fiber and nutrition. It assists in weight loss, helps reduce cholesterol and balances energy. It is low cost and adds a somewhat dry gritty crumbly texture.
Brown rice syrup is made from cooked brown rice, which is fermented by adding enzymes to turn the starches in the rice into sugars. Brown rice syrup is absorbed easily into our system, leaving less for fat accumulation in contrast with regular sugar. It is a complex sugar thus takes longer to digest and does not create the sugar high that the simple sugars do.
For this recipe and all my recipes, I use Himalayan salt which is actually good for you!
Blueberry Crumble Recipe
1 – 2 apples
2 cups blueberries*
Stevia – light liquid
1. Core and slice the apples.
2. Simmer apples with a few spoons of water in a covered pot.
3. Mix in berries and simmer a few minutes.
4. Sweeten to taste with stevia.
5. Place berry/apple mixture in a baking dish
1 ½ cups brown rice flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup rice syrup
1/4 tsp Stevia – light liquid
1. Mix dry ingredients together
2. Mix oil, stevia and rice syrup and add to dry ingredients.
3. Mix thoroughly.
4. Sprinkle on top of the fruit
5. Bake at 350º F. in the oven for approximately 40 minutes.
More Delicious Healthy Crumble Recipes
Delicious Peach Berry Crumble – -This peach berry crumble is delicious and makes a wonderful dessert!
Deluxe Mango Crumble – Something about mangoes makes them luxurious and when made into a crumble they become divine. This crumble is gluten-free and made with healthy ingredients.
Strawberry Crumble – This delicious crumble recipe is sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. I make this from the strawberries I grow, which are of course organic. It is important to use organic strawberries as they are one of the Dirty Dozen.
Pear Hazelnut Crumble – This is a very healthy dessert filled with healthy pears, coconut oil, oats and the hazelnuts which go so well with the pears making it extra yummy.
Blueberry Crumble Is Delicious And Very Healthy – This blueberry crumble recipe is so yummy and easy to make. It is very healthy too without all that sugar that a crumble usually has. Also, if you use gluten-free oats then it is gluten-free too.
More Sugar-free Treats – made with Apples:
Apple Cake is Gluten-Free, Vegan & Healthy
Cinnamon Pear Apple Fruit Salad Is Simple and Tasty
Alkalizing Apple Green Smoothie
Green Smoothie Blueberry Apple Pudding
13 thoughts on “Blueberry Crumble Recipe with Apples is Delicious”
Do you think you could add flax seed oil instead of vegetable oil?
Hi Jami, No you cannot use flax oil as you are never to heat flax oil; makes it toxic. Vegetable oil is better for cooking with. You could use Coconut oil or Ghee instead.
Charleston… it’s the best, isn’t it? 😉
the thing i like about stevia is that it is tooth friendly;`*
Do you have any tips about baking with stevia? We use it all the time in drinks and LOVE it. But I find that when I bake with it, there’s a saccharine taste. I would appreciate your help!
Hi Susan! It is probably the type of stevia you are using. Here are some tips: https://www.realfoodforlife.com/powerfoods/exotic-powerfoods/stevia
The controversy surrounding arsenic in apple juice brought to light that one of the products with the highest arsenic content is brown rice syrup. This is supposedly because the soil in which rice is grown has a high arsenic content. What do you consider a good alternative?
Thank you Kerry for enlightening me on the new finding about rice syrup; I had to do some research and see that this is something we need to think about. I have been returning to using honey even though there is some info out there about not cooking with it. I think to cook with it some of the time is fine. Still researching that one.
Here’s my Raw version of a Verry Berry Crumble. The benefits of dates and raw honey are so much greater than the toxic syrups on the market. Dark liquid stevia is great too. I often blend dates with water to make a thick-ish syrup. This keeps very well in the fridge.
Mixed Berry Crumble;
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup oats, soaked overnight and rinsed well.
½ cup hemp hearts
6- 8 dates, chopped
1 cup almonds or pecans, chopped
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Use any combination of fresh or frozen berries in this Crumble.
Place the berries in a 9 x 13 glass pan.
Process the oats, hemp, dates, almonds and coconut oil in a food processor to form the crumble. Spread oat mixture over the berries and drizzle with honey.
Place in a dehydrator for 3 hours @ 120 degrees. Or one hour at the lowest setting of your oven.
The topping may be pre-dried overnight for a bigger crunch. Eat this crumble straight from the dehydrator! Aah, angels walking over your tongue.
mmm sounds good Afke! Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Stevia is a shrub native to Paraguay and Brazil and has been used by the native Guarani Indians for over 1500 years. The Guarani’s used stevia as a natural herbal sweetener to sweeten their bitter drinks such as mate and for medicinal use to treat diabetes and hypertension. It nourishes the pancreas but does not raise normal blood glucose levels, making it safe for diabetics and hypergylcemics. Stevia lowers high blood pressure but does not affect normal blood pressure.”
Interesting, I always find the talk on sugar interesting – you see, we can’t do without the stuff, to make it taste good. I tried using the natural stevia ( which is powered green), but I had to add a little palm sugar as it has a funny taste. What I would like to know is SunnyDew liquid stevia better tasting than the natural stevia, as for me in South Africa, it is very expensive!
The Sunny Dew is much lighter in taste with even a fruity flavour. Also, it is very concentrated. It does work best from my experience.
Wish you lived closer and I would let you taste it in a cup of my favourite tea.