Apple Crumble (GF)

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

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My husband LOVES dessert but since he’s been eating gluten free, he hasn’t had dessert very often.  Until we know for sure that he’s gluten intolerant, I don’t want to invest in all the different kinds of flours because they’re expensive!  But I found this recipe for apple crumble that’s gluten free so I made it for him and he liked it a lot.


  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges (1)
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons packed grown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (2)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, gluten free
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds
  • whipped cream


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples, apple juice, 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon of the cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of the nutmeg.

In a separate bowl, combine the oats and salt with the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.  Add the butter and work the mixture with your fingertips until it comes together in moist clumps.  Add the almonds and work them in.

Divide the apple mixture among four 1-cup ramekins or a 1-quart round or square baking dish.  Top with oat mixture.  Bake 25 minutes or until the apples are hot and bubbling and the crumble has begun to brown.  Let cool for a few minutes.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Serves 4 (3)


(1)     My apples weren’t very large so I added a peeled, cored and sliced pear plus some frozen blueberries.  And I just noticed, as I was typing this recipe, that the apples were supposed to be “wedges”.  I cut slices.

(2)     I omitted the nutmeg.  I don’t like it.

(3)     It serves 4 unless you eat 2 servings at one time like my husband did but he was starved for dessert!

recipe created by Matt Goulding
from The Runner’s World Cookbook

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3 thoughts on “Apple Crumble (GF)

  1. It sounds lovely. Did you just use regular oats though? Most oats are processed in facilities that also handle wheat, barley and rye so many people with coeliac disease still can’t eat them. I’ve made apple crumble for a friend with coeliac before and I wound up using the special flours

    1. I did use gluten free oats. I didn’t say that in the recipe because I assumed anyone eating gluten free would know that. But I guess I shouldn’t assume. I’ll go in and modify the recipe just in case.

      I have used some of the special flours but they’re SO expensive! I loved that this didn’t use any of them – just oatmeal!

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