Healthy Spiced Apple Cider Crumble! A gluten free dessert (or breakfast) made with Apple Cider vinegar, apples, spiced, and more! This Spiced Apple Cider Crumble is Gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly! A single serve crumble bake that’s actually good for your immunity and digestion, really! Read why below! Plus it’s easy to make and delicious a la mode. Make one or multiple at a time!
Can we make Friday’s confession days? Just say yes. Because today I have a confession… or two, or, three.
Confession number one. Ever since my husband retired from triathlon (in March), talking about health and nutrition has been hard. It’s weird to shift focus from HIS training and what I’m feeding him, to what’s WE’RE going through and what recipes, foods, nutrition are working for US. Adding my nutritional needs into this mix. That feels weird.
Confession number two: Speaking of nutrition, I’m so used to paying attention to my husband’s or my client’s health that I totally forgot about mine. And I now I’m paying EXTRA attention to it. Gut health and stress reducing life choices! Talk the talk, walk the walk, right?
Confession number three: I wouldn’t have changed any of these situations. In fact, it has made me get more creative in the kitchen and forced me to shift perspective. In a good way! It has also made me realize how important it is to not focus SOLELY on diet to keep you healthy. Honestly, stress and negative thinking can do more damage. Ha, was that confession number 4? I think so.
So.. now that, that’s off my chest. Today’s Spiced Apple Cider Crumble recipe has gut health benefits combined with healthy comfort food. See, I told you I was about revamping favorite comfort food dishes.
I made a cake similar to this apple cider crumble years back, and I couldn’t wait to bring it back alive. But in a whole new way! Individual bakes! So yes, it’s a single serve bake, but actually serves 6. Whoops, the more the merrier, yes?
The recipe is changed but still has one very IMPORTANT ingredient.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR –> LIKE WHOA!
Apple cider vinegar is a fermented product made from crushed and aged apples, it’s a lifesaver when it comes to gut health and immunity.
Here’s some reasons to like Apple cider vinegar. Actually here’s some reasons just to drink it, you might not like it at all but you should still drink it!
- The healthiest versions contain “the mother” (kind of like a kombucha mother scoby) which is a colony of beneficial bacteria.
- Helps fight Candida
- Helps ease heartburn and acid reflux.
- Aids in digestion by increasing stomach acid
- Note –> stomach acid is depleted when we are stressed,
- Stomach acid is needed for proper nutrient absorption
- THEREFORE —> a daily consumption of ACV can help!
P.S I added more SPICE to the mix because apple spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc) also aid in digestion and have anti-inflammatory properties! Yes, this dessert or breakfast or whatever you call it is a WINNER!
Okay, now that you know why it’s so good for you, let’s put it in a recipe. Here’s my Spiced Apple cider Crumble, single serve but feel free to share or eat 2 servings at a time. I won’t tell! Haha!
This thick cakey crumble is of course it’s gluten-free with a paleo/grain free option. A tart yet buttery spiced taste! That screams Fall dessert, right?
And if you are wanting to make this Spiced Apple Cider Crumble a tad more rich, just add coconut or real cream ice cream. Because life a la mode is stress free and therefore good for you! That’s my justification, always!
Okay, last confession. You can easily make this in a cake form and forgo the ramekins. Gah, my secret is out!
Do you use Apple Cider Vinegar? I know most either love it or hate it! Haha!
Favorite Apple dessert?