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!Print
Healthy Spiced Apple Cider Crumble! 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 baked dessert or breakfast that’s actually good for your Health! Plus they are easy to make and delicious a la mode. Make one or multiple at a time!
- 1 cup cassava flour (or multipurpose GF flour if you don’t have cassava)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp each baking powder and cream of tartar
- 1/3 c chopped apple (and 1 oz for additional topping on each bake)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 2 tbsp Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp each apple spice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional if you don’t have apple spice)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut cream or milk (Use 1/2 cup if you are using flour multipurpose flour)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- melted butter or coconut butter for topping
- extra spices and brown sugar or coconut sugar for topping
- 6oz sized ramekin (6 of them)
- *gluten free or grain free granola and coconut ice cream or real ice cream are optional toppings
- ** See notes if you want a FLUFFIER version
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a large bowl, Mix your flour and dry ingredients first. Set aside.
- Whisk your egg and milk then fold in the Grain free flours.
- Add the applesauce, Apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and apple and mix again.
- add your spices and mix again. If batter is too dry, add more cream/milk
- scoop batter into greased 5-6 6oz sized ramekin until they are about 3/4 way full.
- In a small bowl, mix 1-2 tbsp melted butter and 2 tsp coconut sugar.
- Place 2 tbsp of additional chopped apple on each ramekin.
- drizzle butter/sugar mix over each ramekin.
- Add any additional spices you like on top of each
- Place all int he oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until top is browned and flour is baked in center.
- Let cool and add nuts, granola, or vanilla yogurt or ice cream if you’d like.
- If you want it to be sweeter, add in honey or baking stevia.
TIPS and SUBSTITUTIONS! br]
you can use coconut butter vs real butter.
If you want it more sweet, drizzle honey on top.
Pea Protein plus one more egg white works in place of coconut flour if you want it more fluffy!
Don’t have ramekins? You can use a baking pan and bake it all at one. But might need to add more topping and check the cooking times.
for cassava flour- we use ottos naturals.
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?