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Apple Blueberry Crumble (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Let’s face it, it’s not Fall unless every third Instagram story you scroll through flashes a mouth-watering image of delicious looking crumble. Okay maybe that could have something to do with the fact that I almost exclusively follow Nutritionists and food blogs, but still. I think we can all agree that crumble is a quintessential Fall treat and one should not miss an opportunity to make and of course eat a delicious, crumbly, fruity dessert.

So here you have a response to my crumble FOMO, my own crumble recipe; Apple Blueberry Crumble. Creating a dessert made almost entirely of antioxidant and vitamin rich fruit really sings to my Nutritionist soul, but let’s be clear, this tastes like a real treat. If you want to up the ‘treat factor’ even more, I suggest Gay Lea Foods ‘Real Coconut Whipped Topping’ or vanilla ice cream of choice.

Also, this recipe is E-A-S-Y. I can only guarantee deliciousness if the recipe is followed as I’ve written, but the life of this crumble does not depend on exact measurements or any element of tediousness. And that’s the kind of baking I’m here for. Alright, enough rambling. Let’s get to it.

On the topic of blueberries, I would recommend using fresh. I've only tried this recipe with fresh so I can’t say from experience whether or not frozen would work, but just something to think about.

I used organic local Ambrosia apples in this crumble, but if you want to use whatever local apples you can get your hands on, that should work just as well. Because I’m no baking expert, I just did a quick google search to determine if Ambrosia would be a good apple to bake with. And with google’s blessing, I made my decision.

You’ll see in this recipe that I’ve used freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh grated ginger. I recommend using the fresh versions if possible (rather than powdered ginger or processed orange juice). Fresh ginger is going to have a much stronger flavour and freshly squeezed orange juice is going to bring in a brighter and slightly more acidic flavour than a ‘from concentrate’ orange juice. You only need the juice from about half of one orange.

If you’re scared that this crumble is going to smack you in the face with ginger and orange and overshadow the fruit, don’t worry. The fruit is still the protagonist in this crumble. The ginger, orange and spices are in small quantity to help both enhance the flavours and balance the sweetness of the fruit.

Nourish Notes:

  1. Vitamin C – apples! and orange juice (although obviously a very small amount here.)

  2. Antioxidants – blueberries, ginger and apples (Vitamin C is considered an anti-oxidant)

  3. Anti-inflammatory – ginger!

  4. Fibre – since this dessert is mainly made from fruit it has a good amount of fibre which helps mitigate blood sugar spikes.

Apple Blueberry Crumble

If you make this recipe please share and tag me on Instagram @peachykeennutrition so I can see your rendition!

Happy baking 🙂


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