Baked apple crumbles

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 02 June 2009.
Tagged: dessert, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy recipe

  • Ready In: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Baked apple crumbles

A variation on the traditional baked apple - this time with a crunchy oat and nut topping. Sweetened with maple syrup and orange juice, instead of sugar.

Recipe created by Kathryn Elliott for Apples Australia & Horticulture Aust Ltd. Reproduced with permission. For more information on apples and their nutritional value, visit their website.


  • 2 Golden Delicious apples
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons (15g) almond meal
  • 11/2 tablespoons (20g) hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • natural yoghurt, to serve

Nutrition per serve

690 kilojoules (165 calories), 3g protein, 6.5g fat (including 0.6g saturated fat), 25g carbohydrate (including 18g sugars), 3g fibre, 3mg sodium. Read our nutrition rating system.


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Using a small sharp knife, remove cores from apples. Cut each apple in half horizontally and place in a greased  baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons of water, cover with foil and place in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes.

3. Make the crumble topping: While the apples are cooking, place the oats, almond meal, hazelnuts and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add the orange juice, half the maple syrup and lemon zest. Mix together well.

4. Finish the apples: After 10 minutes take the apples out the oven. Divide the crumble mixture into four. Push some of this mix into the centre of each apple and then pile the rest on top. Drizzle over the rest of the maple syrup.

5. Re-cover the apples and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the cover and continue cooking for another 10 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apple is cooked through.

6. Serve warm, with natural yoghurt.


You could replace the oats and nuts with a pre-made natural muesli. Add in a sprinkling of sultanas or flame raisins.