Coconut Cashew Apple Crumble {Gluten Free + Dairy Free}


Fall is officially here today! Nothing says fall more than apple crisp. I love apple crisp and to this day it is my favorite things that my mom bakes. Growing up my stepdad and I would always fight over it. Now, if she makes an apple crisp he will text me a picture to just to rub it in.

While I love apple crisp, it is loaded with sugar and butter…hmm, no wonder it is so good. I wanted to make a version that packed a little more nutrition AND that would work for all of my dairy free friends and family. Instead of a crisp, I am calling this an apple crumble because the crunchy topping is really crumbly.

Coconut Cashew Apple Crumble

This apple crumble is sweet, but not too sweet. The topping has a great coconut flavor due to using the flakes and coconut oil. Roasted cashews add a slightly salty bite that is perfect with the sweetened apples.

Coconut Cashew Apple Crumble

Trust me, I am not telling you to abandon your favorite buttery, brown sugar filled apple crisp because that is delicious too! However, if you are looking to change it up a little or impress some friends this fall, give this a try. It is super easy to make and packed with flavor. Don’t get me wrong, there is still fat and sugar in this recipe, but I have cut it down from typical apple crisp/crumbles.

Coconut Cashew Apple Crumble

One tip I have for making this apple crumble is to use Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flakes and their gluten free rolled oats. I like Bob’s coconut flakes the best because they are in nice big pieces that brown, but do not burn and their texture holds up to the baking process.

Coconut Cashew Apple Crumble {Gluten Free + Dairy Free}
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Serves: 9
  • 4 green apples with skin, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
Crumble Topping
  • ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup roasted, lightly salted cashews, chopped
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Cut apples into small cubes, leaving skin on, and add to a mixing bowl.
  4. Add sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to apples and toss to coat evenly. Set aside.
  5. To a separate bowl, add oats, coconut, cashews, and brown sugar. Use a fork to combine everything.
  6. Melt coconut oil in the microwave. Pour over the coconut cashew mixture and use a fork to mix in evenly.
  7. Stir the apple mixture again and then pour into greased baking dish.
  8. Top the apples with the crumble mixture.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes.
  10. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before cutting into this.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 228 Fat: 12.1 Saturated fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 31.4 Sugar: 22.4 Fiber: 3.3 Protein: 2.3

Coconut Cashew Apple Crumble

Happy Baking and Happy First Day of Fall!!


7 thoughts on “Coconut Cashew Apple Crumble {Gluten Free + Dairy Free}

  1. Mom says:

    Oh how true it is about you and Dave and apple crisp. Fall is here and apple season as well for baking a crisp. Great new twist on a favorite of many people.

    • jessicaschlangen says:

      We don’t have any apple trees, but I know that is a lot of work to keep up with! Good luck! Can’t wait to see what yummy treats you bake up with them.

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