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Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Healthy Gluten-free Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

Slow cookers get used for a lot of savoury dishes, but I often make this sweet Apple and Blackberry Crumble recipe in my slow cooker. I mix up the type of fruits I use: sometimes it’s apple and pear; other times I add some strawberries. It really depends on what’s in season.

Serves: 4



  • 1kg apples, cored & diced (skin on)
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup currants
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey

  • Crumble
  • 1 cup blanched almond meal
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tbsp ground sunflowers
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 3 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup ghee or butter
  1. Set slow cooker to high and add apple, blackberries, currants, cinnamon and honey. Mix to combine, place lid on and cook for 2 hours. I find you don’t need to add any liquid as the apples give of a lot of liquid when slow cooked.
  2. To make crumble, add almond meal, brown rice flour, ground sunflower seeds, ground flaxseeds, coconut palm sugar and cinnamon to mixing bowl. Mix until combined. Add ghee or butter and, using fingertips, rub ghee or butter into flour mix. Continue process until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Remove ceramic dish from slow cooker and remove lid. Spread crumble mixture across top in even layer. Place dish in oven and bake at 200C for 30 mins, until top is a lovely golden colour.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.