Simple paleo apple crumble

I regularly make this paleo apple crumble as part of my breakfast or as a 4 pm snack. I usually make this with apples, but you can choose whichever fruit you’d like. I’ve also made this with an apple/banana/peer combination, which was very tasty.

Because we make the crumble with almond meal, we avoid using flour and we have all the extra benefits from almonds. Almonds are high in protein and contain valuable nutrients for your body, like magnesium, vitamin E, and dietary fibre. Because it’s high in protein, it will also help you to not get hungry too soon after eating this.

I’m very curious to hear with which fruit you have made this paleo fruit crumble; please let me know in a comment!

simple paleo apple crumble
paleo apple crumble

Why you will love this recipe

  • Easy to make
  • Only uses very few ingredients
  • Healthy
  • Can be eaten both for breakfast, as a healthy snack or as a healthy dessert

Recipe Ingredients

You will need the following ingredients to make this paleo apple crumble:

  • A sweet apple
  • Almond flour
  • Optional: almond flakes
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut oil
  • Sweetener: some honey or erythritol sweetener

How to make paleo apple crumble: step by step

Peel the apple, remove the core and cut the apple in small cubes. Place the cubes in a small oven dish.

Sprinkle the apple cubes with cinnamon and add the almond flakes. Mix with a spoon until all apple cubes are covered with cinnamon.

Put the coconut oil in a microwave-proof cup and put in for 1 minute in the microwave at 650W or until fully melted.

Put the almond flour in a mixing bowl and add the coconut oil and sweetener. Mix with a spoon until you have a crumble-like texture. Cover the apple cubes with the crumble and bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 375 °F (190°C).

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Apple: cut the apple in small pieces. If your apple cubes are too big, then they won’t get very soft in the oven

Storage, Reheating and Freezing

I wouldn’t recommend to store and reheat this. This is a recipe for immediate consumption.

Additions & Substitutions

Apple: replace with any kind of fruit. I sometimes make a mix of apple, pear and banana

Frequently Asked Questions

Is apple crumble healthy?

It depends on the recipe. Some apple crumbles add a lot of sugar and will use flour for the crumble, which makes it less healthy. This recipe is sugar-free and gluten-free.

Can apple crumble be made ahead?

Not completely, you can prepare the apple crumble ahead, but I would not already bake it in the oven ahead. Only bake once you are ready to eat the apple crumble.

Can apple crumble be cooked in a microwave?

Technically, yes, but the crumble will be soggy so I don’t recommend doing this.

Do you cook apples first for apple crumble?

If your apple cubes are small enough then I don’t think this is necessary.

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Simple paleo apple crumble

Simple paleo apple crumble

Recipe by Stephanie Lemoine
4 from 4 votes

With this simple recipe you can serve a healthy apple crumble in only 35 minutes.

Course: Dessert, Breakfast, SnacksDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 1 apple

  • Cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon Almond flakes

  • 50 g 1/2 cup Almond flour

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon Some sweetener


  • Melt the coconut oil (I put it in the microwave for 1 minute at 650W)
  • Pre-heat your oven to 190°C
  • Clean and cut your fruit into small cubes
  • Optional: briefly bake your fruit in a pan for a few minutes so they already become a bit soft (recommended with apples)
  • Mix your fruit with almond slices and cinnamon. Put them in an oven dish
  • Mix your almond flour with the coconut oil and add some sweetener; I add a little bit of erythritol.
  • Cover your fruit with the almond crumble
  • Bake your crumble in the oven for 25 minutes

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