Apple crumble in white bowl, yellow dish with crumble and green cloth with green apple and spoon on top in background.

Healthy Apple Crumble with Walnuts and Ginger

This quick, simple and Healthy Apple Crumble with Walnuts and Ginger makes a perfect Sunday breakfast/brunch recipe idea.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 350kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 700 g tart apple Bramley or another tart variety
  • 5 tbsp ginger preserve/jam
  • 3 tbsp apple juice
  • 60 g walnuts chopped
  • 70 g wheatgerm/plain or wholewheat flour or a bit of both
  • 50 g oats
  • 70 g butter cold, cubed
  • 40 g light brown sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6.
  • Core and cube the apples (they don't need to be peeled). Place in a large saucepan, add the ginger preserve and apple juice, heat the mixture up, stir, cover and simmer for approx. 5-6 minutes (until the apples are a little softened).
  • While the apples are cooking prepare the other ingredients. In a large bowl combine the walnuts, wheatgerm, oats, sugar and butter. Rub the mixture with your hands until well combined and the mixture has become crumbly.
  • Place the apple mixture in your baking dish, cover with the crumble topping without pressing down and bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy hot or cold.


  • You can use either wheatgerm, plain flour or wholewheat flour.  Alternatively use or a bit of each.
  • You can but do not need to peel the apples.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar to suit your preference.  If your apples are not as sour as Bramleys you may want to use less sugar.
  • Make the filling ahead and keep refrigerated (overnight) until you are ready to make the recipe.
  • Freeze uncooked crumble (covered) for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg