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Single-Serve Grain-Free Apple Crumble

October 7, 2014

This Single-Serve Grain-Free Apple Crumble makes a delicious + grain-free dessert for one! No need to be tempted by a whole batch with this easy dessert recipe!

It’s crazy to think about how a year ago I was right in the middle of my baking course. It’s also crazy to think I was working full-time in a hospital looking at baby brains, but that’s a topic for another day…

The other day C asked me if I would do another baking or cooking course (mostly because I think he wants me to come home with cakes and pies weekly) and I was probably too quick to say no.

Single-Serve Grain-Free Apple Crumble - a delicious and #grainfree dessert for ONE! #healthy #recipeDon’t get me wrong, I loved the course but it was pretty exhausting to stand in the kitchen for 4 hours after an 8-hour workday. Major kudos to chefs who are standing in the kitchen day and night!

While I would love to continue my learning in the kitchen, I know that right now would not be the right time for me to take on another project. But in reflecting on my experience in Baking 101 I came to realize that I learned so much more than just how to bake.

A lot of people talk about how baking is a science, and yes it is but one of the main lessons I learned from my instructor is the importance of going with the flow. Your piping may not be perfect, your cupcakes may be a little sunken and your pie may look a little “rustic” (her words!) but it’s not worth it to stress over it. 90% of the time you can top something with sprinkles and no one has to know!

Single-Serve Grain-Free Apple Crumble - a delicious and #grainfree dessert for ONE! #healthy #recipeSo this single- serve grain-free apple-crumble doesn’t look perfect. The coconut sugar made it a little too brown and I may have slightly burned my first attempt, but it’s all good! It tasted awesome and it was made with a whole lot of love. I’ll save the stress for something else.


Single-Serve Grain-Free Apple Crumble

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp coconut palm sugar-divided (brown sugar works too)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp tapioca starch (any starch will work)
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 1 tsp cold butter (coconut oil works too)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 5 ounce ramekin or bake-proof dish with nonstick spray, coconut oil or butter.
  3. In a bowl combine apple, 1 tsp coconut palm sugar, cinnamon and tapioca starch. Add to ramekin.
  4. In a separate bowl combine almond meal, 1 tsp coconut palm sugar and butter and mix until crumbly (I used my hands!). Top onto apples in ramekin.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Keywords: single serve apple crumble

This Single-Serve Grain-Free Apple Crumble makes a delicious + grain-free dessert for one! No need to be tempted by a whole batch with this easy dessert recipe!Do you ever find yourself stressing in the kitchen? What type of baking or cooking course would you take?


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  • Reply
    July 4, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Loved this! It was the perfect little treat! 🙂 Also seems like it would also taste great in a bigger quantity as an apple pie 😉

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      July 8, 2015 at 6:33 am

      It totally would! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Stopped at just one portion is a real challenge!

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    October 31, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    What would you recommend to replace the almond flour. I’m allergic to almonds, but not to other nuts.

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    October 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm


    This is perfect right now with all the apples and fall here. Also, thank you for the PRINT button! There are blogs out there all I want is the recipe and it prints like 10 pages before I get the recipe lol Thank you again!


    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      October 28, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Anytime Arlene! Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying your Fall and getting in some delicious eats!

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    October 14, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I have two bags of recently picked apples sitting in my kitchen and some of them will soon be this recipe. I love how simple it is!! I’m always on a quest for delicious + healthy + easy. Thanks!

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    Kate O.
    October 13, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I made this and it was delicious! I used cashew meal instead of almond meal (it’s all I had) and added greek yogurt for a topping. I will definitely be making this again!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 14, 2014 at 8:16 am

      Genius idea to top with greek yogurt! So trying that! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks for the comment Kate!

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    GiGi Eats
    October 10, 2014 at 1:15 am

    I am really confused as to how you’re not 8 million pounds. But really? LOL!!!!!!!!!

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    Diana @sosmallsostrong
    October 9, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Pinned lady! This looks yummy and my boyfriend is allergic to apples…soooooo ALL MINE!

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