This recipe is a low carb version is free of flour, sugar and regular oats. The fruity filling can be made with apples, blackberries, mixed fruit, and cinnamon, simmered in a deep dish pan until thick and saucy. This is nicely complemented by gluten free oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and almond flour topping, mixed with enough butter to perfectly toast during baking.

Gluten- Free Apple Crumble

Topping Ingredients

Oats- I use gluten-free quick cook oats in today’s recipe. You will need to be make to gluten-free but if you want to make this without it, you will need to add more almond flour in the recipe.

Almond Flour- I use this as a replacement for the flour to make the recipe gluten-free. It really comes out a nice texture. You can replace the almond flour with gluten-free flour but for me, it still bothers my stomach and I used as the alternative.

Butter– The butter has to be cold to make the topping crumble and it can be substitute with dairy free butter

Sugar– A combination of monk fruit sweetener sugar and keto brown sugar is used in the apple mixture, and you’ll just need the brown sugar for the crumble topping.

Cinnamon- The combination of ingredients, this will bring it all together

MORE CRUMBLE INGREDIENT IDEAS

  • For your sweetener, you can use monk fruit, stevia, erythritol, or xylitol. Just be aware that if you go for erythritol, it may have aftertaste.
  • If you don’t want to use cinnamon, you can use apple pie spice, ginger, nutmeg, or allspice.
  • Pecans and walnuts are the ideal nuts for topping your topping, but you can feel free to mix it up with almonds, macadamia nuts, or cashews as well. 
  • If you don’t have any almond flour handy, you can also substitute it out for coconut flour or any other keto-friendly flour alternative.
  • Recipe FAQs

    Can then Crumble be made in advance?

    Absolutely! To make ahead, just assemble, cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to use in your bake (up to 24 hours).

    Can you freeze Crumble?

    I don’t recommend freezing a crumble, as I haven’t seen good success. The topping doesn’t have a good crunch.

    What is the difference between crisp and crumble?

    A crisp is a fruit dessert topped with a crunchy layer of ingredients. A crumble is more of a streusel combination of flour, oats, sugars, and butter.

    Gluten- Free Crumble Topping

    Prep time: 6 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:125 kcal

    Description

    This recipe is a low carb version is free of flour, sugar and regular oats. The fruity filling can be made with apples, blackberries, mixed fruit, and cinnamon, simmered in a deep dish pan until thick and saucy. This is nicely complemented by gluten free oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and almond flour topping, mixed with enough butter to perfectly toast during baking.

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. In a bowl, add the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt together; mix it a little
    2. Add the cold butter to it and mix well with a fork to a crumble consistency
    3. Pour mixture over your fruit mixture of choice
    4. Preheat the oven 360 degrees and bake for 40 minutes to an 1 hour based on filling you are using.

    Notes

    • For your sweetener, you can use monk fruit, stevia, erythritol, or xylitol. Just be aware that if you go for erythritol, it may have aftertaste.
    • If you don’t want to use cinnamon spice, you can use apple pie spice, nutmeg, or allspice.
    • Pecans and walnuts are the ideal nuts for topping your topping, but you can feel free to mix it up with almonds, macadamia nuts, or cashews as well. 
    • If you don’t have any almond flour handy, you can also substitute it out for coconut flour or any other keto-friendly flour alternative.
    • To make this dairy free use butter alternative for this recipe
    Keywords:gluten free, low carb, crumble topping

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