Instead of spending all your time chopping, spiralize those apples for a quick and healthy Spiralized Apple Crumble. With curly apple noodles and a crispy crumble layer this recipe will be a huge dessert hit!
I’ll admit that when I came up with this recipe I really thought that spiralizing the apples was kind of gimmicky. It spiced up boring old apple crumble by infusing a little trendiness into it. Little did I know that I’d actually be creating a massive life hack.
Spiralizing is all the rage these days. It get it, low carb noodles?! Count me in. Okay not actually, I like pasta too much and I totally use my spiralizer more for making curly fries than anything else, but basically if you aren’t spiralizing you’re probably up to no good. Kidding.
So to keep up with what’s “so hot right now”, I decided to spiralize my apples in apple crumble just to see what would happen. Well the sky didn’t come crashing down but I did cut my crumble-making time in half.
Crumble is one of those desserts that’s amazing but really is the lazy girls guide to potlucks. It’s guaranteed to be a hit (unless you’re one of those people that don’t like crumble – in which case, I probably don’t like you), so easy to make and requires very few ingredients. But for a simple dessert, the last thing you want to do is spend half your day peeling and chopping apples.
This spiralized apple crumble is literally the answer to all of your prayers (because I know you’re all up at night praying that someone develops a crumble hack…). I made the executive decision that peeling is unnecessary because peels are delicious and full of fiber and there’s really no reason they shouldn’t be.
Then when it comes to chopping, you won’t be needing to deal with that anymore because you can spiralize an apple in full! It takes about 20-30 seconds per apple to spiralize, which means you now have more time for crumble eating instead of crumble baking.
I’m thinking this spiralized apple crumble would be perfect for Thanksgiving because duhhhh it’s seasonal but also this newfound time-factor, which means not only more time for crumble eating, but football watching too.
I know what you’re all thinking: “that Davida is such a maven! I shall bow down to her for answering my crumble prayers!”. Don’t worry though, I plan to stay pretty casual about my newly discovered fame.
This crumble keeps me humble.
- 9 medium red apples of choice – spiralized on the 2nd largest setting*
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- juice, 1/2 orange
- zest, 1 orange
For the crumble
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with coconut oil spray.
- Place spiralized apples in a large bowl and top with cinnamon, coconut sugar, orange juice and zest.
- Spread out in baking dish.
- Add almond meal, rolled oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg if using to bowl and stir.
- Place coconut oil in bowl and using hands mix crumble mixture together until crumbly. Don't be afraid to get in there and dirty!
- Sprinkle crumble mixture on top of apples.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Serve warm.
What’s your favorite thing to spiralize? Did I answer all your crumble prayers? It’s okay, you can be honest.
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