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Spiralized Apple Crumble

November 6, 2015

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!

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.

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!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.

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’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.



Spiralized Apple Crumble

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 9 medium red apples of choice – spiralized on the 2nd largest setting*
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • juice, ½ orange
  • zest, 1 orange

For the crumble:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with coconut oil spray.
  3. Place spiralized apples in a large bowl and top with cinnamon, coconut sugar, orange juice and zest.
  4. Spread out in baking dish.
  5. Add almond meal, rolled oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg if using to bowl and stir.
  6. Place coconut oil in bowl and using hands mix crumble mixture together until crumbly. Don’t be afraid to get in there and dirty!
  7. Sprinkle crumble mixture on top of apples.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Serve warm.


*I use the Paderno Spiralizer, which I love!


  • Serving Size: 8

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!

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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    November 6, 2015 at 6:02 am

    It looks super cool, apple crumble is delicious. I sometimes eat it as a breakfast, can’t help it, I need something sweet in the morning. Don’t have a spiralizer, but I’ll try this one with sliced apples.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:35 am

      …totally ate this for breakfast. But it’s like basically oatmeal right?! 😉

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    November 6, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Wow this sounds so good and easy! Thank you I’m making this for Thanksgiving dinner. Loving your Blogs and your Youtube was great! Oh the story about your temporary dog, we got a dog (not my idea, daughter & husband) almost 5 years ago, she went off to college and now in Grad school 5 more years. So she moved out and guess who’s dog it is? lol I don’t know what I would do without her, shes my buddy. Enjoy him they truly become a part of your family.


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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:37 am

      He’s quickly become my best friend. I’m out of town right now and I miss him with everything! It’s going to be impossible to say goodbye but fortunately he’s my best friend’s dog so I’ll see him frequently. But we’ll also probably get our own puppy too 🙂 Thanks so much, Arlene! So happy you’ll be enjoying this for Thanksgiving.

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    November 6, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Such a solid idea. I use my spiralizer for mostly savory things, but I’ve been looking for a recipe to use in a sweet dish. This is perfect and just in time for Thanksgiving!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Right?! I got stuck in a savory rut so it was so fun to change it up and share a sweet spiralized recipe!

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    Margaret@Kitchen Frau
    November 6, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Wow, never thought to use my spiralizer for apples before – what a great idea. The core must come out really slick in the center, too. I’ve got to try this! you’ve opened up a whole new world of possibilities!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:34 am

      yup! It totally does. Welcome to the world of apple sprializing 😉

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    November 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

    This looks really fun- I’ll definitely try spiralizing my apples now 🙂

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    November 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Any when you spiralize, you can’t help but smile and be happy even if your in a bad mood 😛 Just like laughing!
    My all time favorite thing to spiralize is raw beets. Can’t ever have enough!

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    November 6, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Even though you say this is totally just a gimmick, I think it’s genius!! I agree with you on the pasta and curly fries🙌🏼 but I do like to throw vegetable noodles into my meals just to get more veggies. It’s a life changer!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Always a great way to kick up the veggies!!! Gimmick and genius. I’m okay with that haha

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen
    November 6, 2015 at 11:49 am


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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    November 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Oh my gosh this made me crack up. “This crumble keeps me humble” I totally got caught laughing at my computer screen in my office. HA, oops. Whatevs, long hurr don’t curr.
    I am SO glad I finally got a spiralizer. I had the best time last weekend testing out an apple, and then a sweet potato. The CURLS I got from the potato were unreal. Like a freaking slinky. WAY too fun.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:31 am

      “Long hurr, don’t curr” I’m literally LOLing in a coffee shop right now. People are staring. I’m okay with it.

      Also welcome to the deep dark world of the spiralizer 😉

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    November 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm


    This looks so yummy and isn’t chopping the worst part about apple crisp? This would solve it!
    Does your spiralizer have three blades or four? The amazon link goes to an option for either three or four blades, so I wanted to comment & find out!


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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 8, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      I use one with 3 but the one with 4 works perfectly too 🙂

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    November 7, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I bloody love a good apple crumble. When I can eat oats again, this is totes making an appearance. Spirlized apples?? LOVE it!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:31 am

      I hope you can eat them soon cause this crumble is necessary in your life!!! SO GOOD.

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    dixya @ food, pleasure, and health
    November 7, 2015 at 7:38 am

    i dont have an spiralizer yet 🙁 but i’d totally eat this if someone served me right now, preferably with some ice-cream 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Well we’re going to have to change that, won’t we?! 😉

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    November 7, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Such a fun idea! I gave up on my spiralizer after I realized I don’t really like zucchini noodles and it’s stowed away in my parents’ basement somewhere right now. But now I’m thinking I need to dust it off and give this a try!

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    November 7, 2015 at 9:50 am

    YASS spiralize dat ish! Sometimes I wonder if I’m using my spiralizer because it will spice up my recipes or because I’m secretly too lazy to chop? Either way, in this instance, it took the crumble to the next level. ~*pinned*~

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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 9, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Completely! I’m so lazy when it comes to chopping. Sometimes I go for my food processor, but because it’s so heavy I even get lazy with that too. Spiralizer to the rescue!

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    November 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I love this idea! They look like sweet apple noodles!

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    Margaret @ Simple Fit Foodie
    January 13, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    OK WOWWW. I think i may have died and gone to heaven. Apple pie/crisp is my weakness. I would eat it all day everyday if I could. What an awesome idea!! Definitely doing this next party/potluck I go to!

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    January 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Way too sweet for me. Flavors were good and I loved the spiralized Apple texture but I would use much less sugar next time.

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      February 25, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      I was also thinking it sounded too sweet. If anyone makes it with less sugar, please post to let me know how much tasted good.

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        Davida Kugelmass
        February 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        Feel free to decrease the sugar amount. You can use to your preference!

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    Peg Adams
    February 26, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Sounds delicious! I do not have almond meal in the house, ever…what can I substitute in for that? Flour? I am assuming you are gluten-free because no flour in this recipe.

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      February 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

      I also do not have almond meal OR coconut sugar….substitutes? I was thinking raw cane sugar and stevia blend. I love spiralized foods and have been looking for a recipe for apples. Going to give this a try. Need substitute ideas.

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    March 5, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    What a wonderful twist on apple crisp. I could eat this for breakfast, dessert or as a side dish.

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    July 15, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I love my spiralizer and want to try this. I am confused about what happens to the core and seeds of the apple. Where does it go?

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