Recipe: Oaty Apple Crumble

Imagine a world where Apple Crumble is considered a heart-healthy dessert snack…

Does that look like a world you want to live in? Well, you’re in luck because our dietitians found and modified a fantastic recipe from The Heart Foundation that is exactly that! This recipe is a fantastic choice for anyone trying to improve heart health, watching their weight or suffering from Diabetes as it is lower in added sugars and saturated fat than your average crumble, with the choice of extra virgin olive oil in place of butter. Plus, the cinnamon and nutmeg have great anti-inflammatory benefits for those who have chronic inflammatory conditions such as Arthritis or Fibromyalgia. If all else has not got your mouth watering, this Oaty Apple Crumble is a fun and tasty way of boosting your daily fruit intake.

If all of those health benefits haven’t won you over, the taste surely will! Try it out now.



  • 1/4 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • 3 Granny Smith apples, cored and peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Combine rolled oats, flour, cinnamon, maple syrup and olive oil into a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. To prepare the filling, combine apples, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer to a 1.5-litre ovenproof dish and add water.
  5. Spoon crumble mixture over the apples. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and apples are soft.

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