Healthy Apricot and Apple Crumble

Hey guys! I don’t usually post on Saturdays but this one is the exception- I was stoked to find out last month that I had been accepted into The Recipe Redux program! For those unaware of this program, it involves a group whom, on a monthly basis, release a ‘secret ingredient’ or ‘theme’ for the upcoming month. Members then have the opportunity to revamp dishes or give them a healthy twist to them! On the 21st of each month, all members post their creations and join a link up with other participants!

For December, we were presented with this-

Good Luck Foods: What will you be serving to get the New Year started with a little luck? Be it black eyed peas and greens, Chinese noodles or even a special family recipe you serve on New Year’s Eve or Day. Please share your good luck dish to start off 2014 in a healthy way.

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I had a brunch a few weeks back and after researching ‘foods’ which fell into this category- I found that ’round’ fruits were considered to be ‘Good Luck’. I thought a healthy twist on the traditional apple crumble would be the perfect recipe to makeover! I switched out almond butter in place of butter, omitted the sugar and increased the fruit for natural sweetness, and used rolled oats and oat flour over wholewheat flour. I was impressed with the outcome and was stoked that those I served to it to enjoyed it as much as I did!

Healthy Apple and Apricot Crumble



  • 1 medium apple, chopped finely
  • 825 gram canned apricot halves in natural juice, drained
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (rolled oats ground into a flour)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats*
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with butter/cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix the chopped apple and apricot halves. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with the mixture.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add the oat flour, rolled oats and cinnamon. Mix through the almond butter until a crumble like texture. Evenly distribute the crumble topping over the apple and apricot mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the shredded coconut and place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the top is golden.
  4. Serve with maple syrup and/or ice cream if desired.

Note- If mixture is not a crumble like texture, add more rolled oats until desired consistency.

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35 thoughts on “Healthy Apricot and Apple Crumble

  1. I’m not sure I’ve ever had an apricot before! That just hit me when I saw they were in this recipe. What do they taste like?

    I can only imagine how good the almond butter tastes in this. I bet some melted over top would be great too! Welcome to the Redux Arman 🙂

  2. Love a good crumble hot out of the oven, and then pouring on a nice bit of cold yogurt for the best contrast ever 🙂

    Great recipe with no added sugar 😀 Definitely think they chose a very skilled baker who knows his way around the oven 😛 Well done!

    1. Haha, Whitney you make me laugh. You should feel lucky knowing me :p

      I’m thinking of a pancake recipe involving shredded coconut, coconut butter, coconut oil and coconut flour. Too much? Never. Wait, served in a coconut.

  3. Ohhhhh, love the combination of apples and apricots! Can’t say that I’ve seen that one before! I love fruit crumbles/cobblers…and seriously, I never think they need all that sugar anyway, but of course, I have like ZERO sweet teeth! Lol

  4. What a great challenge. I love the idea behind this concept; so practical for everyday use. I also love the amped up fruit. I’m pretty sure I could live on fruit. Actually, I tried once and made it half a day before succumbing to real, solid, non-water based food so I couldn’t actually live on fruit. I still love it though.

    1. Fruit is the most underrated sweetener out there- Currently Apricots, peaches, nectarines and mangoes (aka all the good stuff) are in season. So good! If only customs weren’t an issue, I’d totally chuck one for you. (Actually, I once didn’t throw out the fruit from the aeroplane which I put in my bag…oops).

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