Health Boosting Apple Crumble

This health boosting, anti-inflammatory Apple Crumble is a great recipe to keep in your rotation as it's easy to make, and a crowd favourite dessert. 

The key ingredients for your health, in particular inflammation are:

Apples - provide a great source of important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre, all of which are important for health and well-being. They can also help reduce the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.

Pecans - are full of poly and monounsaturated fats, which helps lower LDL bad cholesterol. Pecans also contain the antioxidant Vitamin E which may protect the body from harmful free radicals and have been shown to help reduce inflammation. A small handful of pecans per day can provide your body with many vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc.

Apple Crumble Recipe


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


• 6 medium Pink Lady apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
• 2 tablespoons Manuka Honey
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Crumble topping:

• 1 cup rolled oats
• 2/3 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 125g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• ½ cup pecans, roughly chopped
• ¼ cup shredded coconut


1. Place apples, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and ½ cup water in a medium saucepan. Simmer gently over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for 15 – 20 minutes (or until apple softens). Transfer to a 1.5 litre ovenproof dish.

2. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).

3. To make the crumble, add rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, pecans and coconut in a large bowl. Rub the ingredients together with your fingers tips until well combined.

4. Spoon the crumble mixture over the apple. Bake in oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with frozen yoghurt.

Nutritional Information  Per Serve
Energy 1534kJ (365 cal)
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 10g
Carbohydrate 49g
Sugar 19g
Fibre 7g
Sodium 8mg
Protein 4g


For more tips and ideas on anti-inflammatory foods check out our article on Joint Pain & Anti-Inflammatory Foods.

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