Can low carb and apples go together? Normally I’d say no and yes. But in this season, it’s a clear yes! Apples are at their best in fall and winter, with lots of the less sugary options newly available. Consequently, their carb content isn’t all that high. So when I watched my son making his signature apple crumble last weekend, I felt a strong itch to try creating a yummy lowcarbified version. This delicious low carb apple crumble is the result!
The crumbles are made from a mix of ground almonds, almond and coconut flour, plus keto brown sugar and butter. So they’re naturally low carb and gluten-free,
A word about the carb load of different sorts of apples: Granny Smith has the lowest net carb content (mostly sugars) at around 11g per 100g apple serving. Alternatively, Boskoop, Fuji or Red Delicious apples still contain less sugar and fewer carbohydrates than sweeter varieties, at just under 15g of net carbs. More typical for apples would be 25g.
One more thing: Apple skins contain polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant which is about five times more prevalent in the skins than in the flesh. That’s why I keep the skins on and you should, too. I actually also like it more.
How to make low carb apple crumble
Luckily, making this delicious apple crumble is extremely easy. You basically just pour the ingredients into a bowl and knead. To save time, pull the butter out of the fridge ahead of time to reach room temperature before you plan to start. There’s nothing worse than kneading dough with fridge-temperature tough butter cubes inside. Right? Soft butter is key to a smooth dough and crumble. Marinate your apples with lemon and cinnamon and sprinkle them with dough crumbles. And, into the oven!
Apple crumble is comfort food all by itself, for example as a dessert following a light meal such as soup or winter salad. But if you’d like it to be even more sumptuous, add a dollop of sugar free whipped cream to each serving. Indulge!Print
Low carb version of apple crumble! Use low sugar apples and make your own yummy sugar- and grain-free crumbles for this delicious dessert.
For 4 servings
4 low-sugar apples such as Granny Smith or Boskoop
Juice of 1 lemon
2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup sukrin gold or other brown low carb sweetener
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar-free whipping cream (optional)
- Set the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/390 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Chop the apples into cubes of 1-1.5cm side length, skin-on. Mix apple cubes with lemon and cinnamon.
- Mix the butter with ground almonds, almond and coconut flour and Sukrin Gold and knead the mix into a soft dough.
- Spread the apples into a buttered baking pan. Rip the dough apart into crumbles and sprinkle them on top of the apples. Done!
- Bake your crumble for about 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm and, if using, with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.
- Category: desserts
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 4 portions
- Calories: 694
- Fat: 56g
- Carbohydrates: 23.7 net carbs
- Protein: 14.3g