Apple Quinoa Crumble

apple crumble
I am making this apple quinoa crumble recipe for a while now and I just love it. First because it took only 20 minutes to prepare. Then, because it is a flour less recipe where you do not have to crumble flour and butter with your finger – which leave your finger clean and available if you make this with your kids around. And finally it is a recipe for everyone as it is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free so the perfect dessert to suit all your friends palate.

apple crumble yoghurt

So this is what you need to make this Quinoa Apple Crumble. For the apple filling you need 3 crunchy, acid apples like granny apples or fuji apples.

apple crumble sugar freeCook them diced, skin on – to keep all the vitamins and fibre – in water with vanilla extract,  ground cinnamon, and orange zest.

apple sauce

For the crumble topping it is pretty easy because all you have to do is to combine all the ingredients in a mixer or food processor for 1 minute until it crumble. The ingredient you need are quinoa flakes, coconut oil, honey, coconut flakes, almond, cashew nuts, cinnamon and vanilla extract. I used organic ingredient from Ceres Organic.

crumble top layer

This is how it looks before processing.

apple quinoa  crumble mix

Et Voila after 1 minute of processing it is perfectly crumbly!

quinoa crumble cashew nuts

Sprinkle this lovely crumble topping on the top of the cooked apples already in glass jar or oven proof containers.

Apple quinoa crumble recipe

Bake 25 minutes at 200 C or until the top is dark brown to ensure a crunchy crumble – like on the picture below. Or If you prefer a soft medium crunch stop baking few minutes before when the topping is still golden brown.

baby apple crumble

and let cool down at room temperature for 1 hour. And because crumble is always a bit dry to eat on it is own I did a light custard flavoured with orange blossom flower water  – same recipe as in this old post here except that I flavoured the custard with 1 teaspoon of orange blossom flower water –  for my husband.

apple crumble light custard sweetashoneynz

I served mine with probiotic yoghurt. 

apple crumble and yoghurt

I made 4 serve with this recipe: 2 large serve and …

quinoa apple crumble gluten free… 2 small serve for my baby girl

apple crumble and custard

Apple Crumble
Recipe type: Dessert
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Apple Crumble
  • Crumble Topping
  • ¾ cup quinoa flakes
  • 25 g coconut flakes
  • 25g cashews
  • 25 g almonds
  • 40 g coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Filling
  • 3 fuji apples, diced, skin on
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Zest of half orange
  1. Preheat the oven at 200C.
  2. Dice the apple with the skin left on.
  3. In a saucepan pour the diced apple with the water, vanilla extract, cinnamon and orange zest.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes or until the apples are soft and tender
  5. In a stand mixer combine all the crumble ingredients.
  6. Process until it is crumbly and hold slightly together.
  7. Transfer the cooked apples onto glass jar or oven ramekin.
  8. Top up with the crumble mixture.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes at 200C or until the crumble is golden brown.

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  1. Gregory John Olsen Esq says

    I made my own apple and rhubarb mixture and used a variation of your topping recipe, replacing the almonds with walnuts and honey with rapadura sugar. It turned out excellently. Quinoa flakes are an excellent substitute for rolled oats. :-)

    • Carine says

      Hi Gregory, Thanks for sharing your recipe alternative it looks super yummy too ! Well, no choice I will have to give it a try as soon as rhubarb is in season :) See you on the blog soon! Carine.

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