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In this recipe for a healthier apple pie crumble, traditional caster sugar has been replaced by natural sweeteners like honey and coconut sugar.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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