Sugar Free Cinnamon Apple Crumble

Enjoy this deliciously sweet sugar free cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. 

Enjoy this deliciously sweet, sugar free, cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. This is an incredibly simple pudding recipe too, bursting with fruit and made with only 5 ingredients.

This is an incredibly simple pudding recipe.

Bursting with fruit and made with only 5 ingredients; it’s perfect for dinner parties, so you can let the conversation flow instead of being stuck in the kitchen!

I’m really lucky as this recipe wasn’t planned at all. No, in fact it came about as I was presented with a huge bag of free apples from Liam, on the weekend of our Great Scottish Run.

In fact if you follow me on Facebook you’ll have had a sneak peek at this recipe already. 🙂

Enjoy this deliciously sweet, sugar free, cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. This is an incredibly simple pudding recipe too, bursting with fruit and made with only 5 ingredients.

I’m not one to turn down free food (would you?) especially when its fresh fruit of a quality like these apples were. Nor am I going to ask where it came from, ha ha, though I do believe it was a legitimate source! I’ll say no more, other than it gave me the inspiration for this simple recipe.

You’ve just got to love the humble apple though. Haven’t you? What’s that saying again?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

It’s possibly quite right too. Apples are simply crammed full of fibre. The soluble fibre found in apples (pectin), binds with fats in our intestines which can help to lower our cholesterol levels, leading to a healthier heart overall. 🙂

I’ve got great memories of apple crumble being a “family staple” cooked by my gran in Dundee, and then by my mum.

In fact, it’s pretty apt that I’m publishing this recipe today as I’ve just returned from a weekend up in Dundee seeing my parents where my mum made a fantastic bramble and apple crumble for pudding. So you see it’s a family tradition!

Enjoy this deliciously sweet, sugar free, cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. This is an incredibly simple pudding recipe too, bursting with fruit and made with only 5 ingredients.

Why Sugar Free Apple Crumble?

So what’s this all about then with this sugar free cinnamon apple crumble?

Well folks, firstly I’m not going to stop using sugar altogether in my pudding and baking recipes, nor am I going to deny that I don’t enjoy that sugary sweet taste every now and then, when I do use sugar. So don’t think Neil’s off on some kind of mission!

But that’s the thing isn’t it? It is just EVERY NOW AND THEN that I use sugar, and when I do, it’s only the very minimal required amount. As with everything following the 80/20 rule, it’s all about moderation.

It’s worth reminding ourselves here why sugar isn’t good for you. Of course you could go that whole step and aim to completely remove sugar from your diet and if that is your mission or goal, then so be it! But, as I state in my about page, I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m merely here to promote and talk about a lifestyle, devoid of constant dieting, that I believe is the right lifestyle and works for Lynne and I.

Why Sugar isn’t good for you

Sugar is nothing but empty calories. It doesn’t fill you up, it gives you a “rush” as your insulin levels spike and then drop often leaving you feeling tired and depressed.

Sugar is addictive and one of the biggest causes of obesity. In particular it’s associated with the rise of childhood obesity, particularly linked to a high consumption of sugary fizzy drinks. Not just that it’s said to decrease a child’s IQ level as the lack of a healthy diet denies young vulnerable children nutrient rich foods to aid their growth.

Sugar gives you tooth decay. That’s probably the least of your concerns though when you consider it’s more of a concern when it’s linked to type 2 diabetes, cancer, liver disease and heart disease.

Folks, the list is pretty endless and I don’t want to go on about it. You get the gist right?

So next time you’re needlessly adding huge quantities of sugar to a recipe or about to cram a sugary treat into your mouth, just have a thought to the consequences of having too much. And maybe make a healthier sugar free recipe like this delicious cinnamon apple crumble. 😀

Enjoy this deliciously sweet, sugar free, cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. This is an incredibly simple pudding recipe too, bursting with fruit and made with only 5 ingredients.

So let’s get right stuck into this amazing guilt free sugar free cinnamon apple crumble without further ado!

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Enjoy this deliciously sweet, sugar free, cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. This is an incredibly simple pudding recipe too, bursting with fruit and made with only 5 ingredients.
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Sugar Free Cinnamon Apple Crumble
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 

Enjoy this deliciously sweet, sugar free, cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. 

Course: Pudding
Servings: 4
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 500 g apples peeled and sliced
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp stevia powder
  • 100 g plain flour substitute with gluten free flour if required
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 190C.
  2. Mix the sliced apples with ½ tsp. stevia and then place the sliced apples into a greased oven proof dish in layers.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips to form fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the remaining ½ tsp. stevia and rub that into the breadcrumbs too.
  5. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top of the apples, then spread the breadcrumbs mixture evenly over the top.
  6. Place in oven and bake for first 15 minutes at 190C then reduce the heat to 180C and cook for a further 20-25 minutes until the top has a light brown crunchy texture.
  7. Serve with a little fat free, sugar free vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fat free Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free Cinnamon Apple Crumble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.6g 16%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 33%
Cholesterol 26.9mg 9%
Sodium 3.3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 43.9g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 13.1g
Protein 3.1g 6%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 3%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy this deliciously sweet, sugar free, cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. This is an incredibly simple pudding recipe too, bursting with fruit and made with only 5 ingredients; it’s perfect for dinner parties, so you can let the conversation flow instead of being stuck in the kitchen!

Anyway, as always thanks for reading and keeping up with me! I’ll be back on Thursday with another sugar free recipe, (stop it Neil 😉 ) a really easy protein packed Cajun spiced chicken dinner. See you then!

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Enjoy this deliciously sweet, sugar free, cinnamon apple crumble knowing that it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden alternative. This is an incredibly simple pudding recipe too, bursting with fruit and made with only 5 ingredients; it’s perfect for dinner parties, so you can let the conversation flow instead of being stuck in the kitchen!

Comments

  1. Well, did you know that I need to figure out what to do with a bajillion apples. Also, you got a makeover! It looks good on you 😀
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Because You Can’t Run Everywhere : ParkWhiz ParkingMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yeah, there were lots more apples, more than I could get in the crumble Suz, so they were stewed and frozen. Ready for the next batch of sugar free cinnamon apple crumble 🙂

      Love your makeover too! 😉

  2. 80/20 rule is perfect! and i love a family favorite. looks amazing neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Lindsay! Thinking this might be ONE of the pudding options here on Christmas Day. Wow, did I just say Christmas day?

  3. Stevia is my BOO-THANG. LOL! And I just said BOO THANG. Yes, yes I did.
    GiGi Eats recently posted…Stuff Everything But The Kitchen Sink, In Your MouthMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ok, I actually had to google “Boo thang” GiGi, and now I see! 😀

      😆 I’m so behind the world sometimes!

      But yeah, I see a whole new world of possibilities with Stevia!

  4. I’m all about that cake, bout that cake, bout that cake 🙂 Love using stevia!
    Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy recently posted…Peanut Butter Cup Protein PancakesMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, brilliant Natalie, love it, thanks! 🙂

      And how did you know I was a fan of Megan’s 😉

  5. Neil, my mom is diabetic and I usually make her a SF cake – but this year I think I might give this 5 ingredient crumble a try – this is one dessert we could all enjoy without gagging because those SF cakes she loves sure don’t taste good to me!
    Oh and did you know the other version to the “Apple a day keeps the doc away” saying? It’s “if the Doc is cute, keep the apple away”! 🙂
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Inside-Out Curried Pumpkin Chicken SandwichMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh that’s brilliant Shashi. 🙂

      So not only would your mum be getting something different SF wise, but it could be this yummy apple crumble. Packed full of healthy goodness. 😀

      Now, I had no idea there was another version to the “Apple a day keeps the doc away” saying. Is there something you want to tell me about your doctor 😉

  6. Fantastic! Let the REAL apple sugars shine!
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine recently posted…7 Gems Of Gluten-Free WisdomMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Absolutely Rebecca! So many recipes are over sweetened by sugar aren’t they, and with this one you can actually taste the apples. 🙂

  7. Apple crumble is the perfect autumn dessert isn’t it. Even better when it is sugar free 🙂
    I am new to your blog, but it’s always good to find a fellow healthy food blogger from this side of the world.
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy recently posted…Comment on Potato, Sausage and Kale Pie by DanniiMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Dannii, it’s great to hear from a fellow healthy food blogger over here! I’m really glad you took the time to find me. Thank you. 🙂

      I 110% agree with you. Isn’t it great that we have an abundance of fantastic apples here this year so we can make perfect autumn desserts like this?

  8. OMG this sounds beyond BEYOND BEYOND delicious!!!!!!!!!!! Mouth-tastic! I wish I could eat apples! I could make this with pumpkin and coconut flour!
    GiGi Eats recently posted…Stuff Everything But The Kitchen Sink, In Your MouthMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh that sounds AMAZING GiGi!

      This can definitely be made gluten free, I did try one version out with gluten free flour, which came out perfect. But, I’d love to hear how it came out if it was tried with pumpkin and coconut flour! 🙂

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