low carb apple crumble

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. Their carb content isn’t all that high, as you can see below. So when I watched my son making his signature apple crumble last weekend, I felt a strong itch to try creating a yummy low carb version of the crumbles. This delicious apple crumble is the result!

The crumbles are carb and gluten-free, made from a mix of ground almonds, almond and coconut flour, plus sukrin gold and butter.

A word about the carb load 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 have comparatively less sugar and fewer carbohydrates than sweeter varietes, at just under 15g of net carbs. More typical for apples would be 25g.

Ingredients for low carb apple crumble: apples, butter, almond and coconut flour, lemon, cinnamon and sukrin gold

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. I actually also like it more.

Making apple crumble is extremely easy and quick to do. To save time, pull the butter out of the fridge ahead of time to reach room temperature before you plan to start.

Raw low carb apple crumble waiting to be put 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!

Low carb apple crumble with whipped cream

low carb apple crumble

  • Author: Christiane
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 generous portions 1x


Low carb version of apple crumble! Use low sugar apples and make yummy carb- and gluten-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 (150g) butter, at room temperature
1 cup (75g) ground almonds
1/2 cup (35g) almond flour
1/2 cup (35g) coconut flour
1/2 cup (100g) sukrin gold
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar-free whipping cream (optional)


  1. Set the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Chop the apples into cubes of 1-1.5cm side length, skin-on. Mix apple cubes with lemon and cinnamon.
  3. Mix the butter with ground almonds, almond and coconut flour and Sukrin Gold and knead the mix into a soft dough.
  4. Spread the apples into a buttered baking pan. Rip the dough apart into crumbles and sprinkle them on top of the apples. Done!
  5. Bake your crumble for about 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm and, if using, with a dollop of freshly wipped cream.

  • Category: desserts
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 4 portions
  • Calories: 694
  • Fat: 56g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.7 net carbs
  • Protein: 14.3g

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