Dessert in a dutch oven skillet, over a campfire?

The mind boggles at the possibilities.

But there’s perhaps nothing quite as classic as a subtly sweet apple-pie-style filling, combined with a warm, chewy and savory streusel.

In this recipe for a healthier apple pie crumble, traditional caster sugar has been replaced by natural sweeteners like honey and coconut sugar. Regular butter is swapped out for a lighter butter alternative – in this case, Earth Balance organic whipped buttery spread. But any type of butter can work with this recipe.

Energy-packed rolled oats and fresh apples are the piéce de résistance in this recipe. Both ingredients deliver a healthy dose of fiber to stabilize glucose levels, and oats aid in healthy digestion and form a chewy, irresistible layer to this recipe that is quite possibly better than a traditional streusel or crumble.

What could make for a more perfect way to end a day on the trail?

Dutch Oven Apple Pie Crumble Recipe

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes


5 medium sized apples

1/2 cup organic apple juice

1 to 2 tbsp of honey (to taste)

1/4 cup almond or gluten free all-purpose flour

3/4 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp coconut sugar

4 tbsp cinnamon

3 tbsp butter or butter alternative


– Heat dutch oven to medium-low.

– Core and dice apples into bite-size pieces.

– Add apple juice, 2 tbsp cinnamon and honey, to taste (optional).

– Fold into apples gently.

– Cover and let simmer on low.

Make the Crumble:

– In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, rolled oats, coconut sugar and 2 tbsp cinnamon.

– Mix all dry ingredients.

– Add 3 tbsp butter-alternative to dry ingredients.

– Use spoon to gently mash butter into dry mixture to form dough.

– Add crumble to apples and lightly fold.

– Cover and cook for 15 minutes.


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