Christmas Spiced Crumble

Christmas Spiced Crumble

A nutritious take on a classic dessert… also makes a delicious breakfast
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 4 people


  • Food Processor or Blender


  • 4 Large apples of your choice, eg. Braeburn
  • 1 Large Orange juice and Zest
  • 1 Large Stick Cinnamon
  • 6 to 8 Cloves
  • 1 Handful Fresh or frozen Cranberries
  • Crumble Topping
  • 60 g Raw Nuts, (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, Brazil nuts)
  • 25 g Sunflower seeds
  • 25 g Pumpkin seeds
  • 25 g Unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 25 g Dried Cranberries
  • 1 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 Heaped tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence


  • Preheat oven to 170°c (unless making in advance to heat later)
  • Peel (if preferred), core and chop the apples into small pieces. Put in a saucepan with the orange juice, cinnamon stick, cloves and cranberries if using. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until tender
  • Gently warm coconut oil, ground cinnamon, vanilla essence, honey, orange zest and cranberries, stirring while the oil melts
  • Put all other ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop coarsely, alternatively chop by hand.
  • Add the warmed oil mix to the chopped nuts and seeds and stir to thoroughly to coat
  • Put the apples into a baking dish or individual ramekins and top with the crumble mixture
  • Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until lightly golden, it may take longer if cooking from cold
Keyword Christmas, Healthy

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