Apple Oats Crumble and Apple Chips

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Healthy and not overly sweet, I love the simplicity of this Apple Oats Crumble and Apple Chips. You could top it with yogurt and serve for breakfast. Or, add some whipped heavy cream, drizzle salted caramel and serve it as a dessert. Soft sweet apples along with the crunchy oats and the sweet cinnamon apple chips makes for an amazing combination.

Apple Oats Crumble and Apple Chips

The apple crumble recipe was sitting in my drafts for a long time now. I had completely forgotten about it until today morning.

This is how crazy, busy life has been for the past few months now.

Anyways, so before I get into complete spring mode, here is a quick throwback to fall flavors with apple.

Ingredients for the Apple Crumble 

Apples – I used red, you can choose green too!
Brown sugar – You can use white sugar too, however brown sugar gives that rich taste and the color.
Cinnamon powder – for the warm autumn flavor
Old-fashioned oats – Make it healthy!
Almond flour – Also carb free!
Butter – butter makes everythig better.
Salt – a must!

Preparing the crumble is super easy and all it needs it mixing the crumble and then layered it on sliced apple.

Put it in the oven and let it bake.

How easy right?

Healthy Autumn Breakfast

CrunchyApple Chips

Did you ever try making apple chips? These are such perfect snack bites and I am soon going to make a bunch load of veggie chips. You definitely don’t need it for the crumble, but it was a nice addition on top.

Key Tips to make perfect apple chips is to slice it very thinly and then slow bake in the oven for couple hours. I sprinkled little cinnamon powder too on top.

Apple Oats Crumble could be your Breakfast or Dessert! 

  • You have to choose firm apples so that when it bakes in the hot oven, it doesn’t turn into a mush. You want it to cook it down to soft but still retain some texture.
  • I also feel peeling apple makes the apple too soft. So, I prefer to keep the peel on. Less work, so why not!
  • You can use melted butter for the oats and flour mixture but using cold butter will give that crumbly texture as it bakes in the oven.
  • Instead of all-purpose flour, I used almond flour which added a rich flavor. Also, a few pecans on top for the nuttier bite in between.

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Recipe such as these don’t really call for a recipe. You can give your own little twist of flavors. So, go with the basic key notes and build your own fruit crumbles just the way you like.

Serve with a dollop of yogurt when serving the Apple Oats Crumble and Apple Chips for breakfast!

But, if you want to indulge a little bit and drizzle a little bot of salted caramel on top. Makes a great dessert too!

Did you try the Salted Caramel Recipe?

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Apple Oats Crumble and Apple Chips


for the crumble

  • 3 apples
  • 1 tablespoon plus ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¾ cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • pinch of salt

for the apple chips

  • 2 apples
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder


  1. For the apple chips, slice the apple very thinly. Place it in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon powder. Pre heat the oven to 225 F. Place the cookie wire rack on a cookie sheet. Layer the sliced apple on the cookie wire rack. Bake for 1 hour. The edges will curl up and the slices will shrink in size. Depending on the thickness of the apple slices, you might need more time. Once it’s cooled down completely, it will get crisp. Store it in an airtight jar for 1 week!
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a big 9-inch baking dish with a little butter.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add the almond flour, old-fashioned oats, cinnamon powder, brown sugar and salt. Give it a mix. Grate the cold butter into the mixture and mix it around.
  4. Slice the apple in bite size cubes (discard the core) and layer it in the baking dish. Toss the apple with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  5. Top the apple with oats and flour mixture. Level it out. Place the dish in the middle rack of the hot oven. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top looks golden brown.

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  • Miccael
    March 24, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Such good pictures! I am already getting hungry just by looking at your pictures. Good job.

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      March 27, 2019 at 10:42 AM

      Thanks so much Miccael 🙂 You are very sweet!

  • Debbie
    March 25, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Looks yummy, but not clear how many apples to chips and how many to cut up for recipe. Are the chips added to recipe or just garnish.

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      March 27, 2019 at 10:42 AM

      Hi, Debbie thanks for stopping by! So the recipe is divided for chips and crumble. Used 3 apple for the crumble and 2 for the chips 🙂

  • Kayla - LemonThyme
    Kayla - LemonThyme
    March 26, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    This recipe looks amazing and your photography style is lovely! I can just imagine enjoying this dessert on a chilly night in with the family. Love it!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      March 27, 2019 at 10:40 AM

      Thank you Kayla! I love apple with oats and even though we are in Spring, I can’t stop enjoying this every now and then 🙂

  • Donna
    March 27, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Gorgeous photos! This recipe looks wonderful. 🙂

  • Anglinia Rose
    Anglinia Rose
    May 27, 2019 at 10:12 PM

    This is the best way to eat healthy breakfast and also easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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