Holiday Recipe: Refreshingly Tart Apple Nut Crumble

Apple dessert can double as breakfast

Apple Nut Crumble

Apple Nut Crumble

This holiday recipe is fantastically healthy! It can be used as a dessert, but you can also consider it for a breakfast meal.

It is lower in sugar and higher in fiber than most cold cereals.


  • 4 peeled, cored and sliced medium sized granny smith apples
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (use raisins for a less tart product)
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup oat bran
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp canola oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix apples and cranberries/raisins together in bottom of an 11 x 7 inch baking dish.

Mix oats, oat bran, flour, brown sugar, chopped pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.  When dry ingredients are mixed thoroughly, add oil and stir.

Spread topping mixture evenly on the apples.

Bake the crumb at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes on a middle rack until apples are cooked.

Do not use top shelf of the oven as the topping will brown too quickly. Because the topping is so low in fat, it will be crumbly and will not have the consistency of an apple crisp topping.

If desired, top with ¼ cup frozen yogurt.

Nutritional Analysis

1/12 of pan 1/8 of pan
CARBOHYDRATE (grams) 14 21
FIBER (grams) 2 3
FAT (grams) 4.5 7
PROTEIN (grams) 1 2