Apple Crumble with Lentil

by Hoohla
Apple Crumble

There is nothing better than the sweetness of an apple paired with delicious aromatic spices. The combination is truly one of my favorites. Actually I think my favorite part of any crisp, crumble or pie is the warmth of the pie with a good fashioned scoop of vanilla ice cream. And in this Apple Crumble, I add Lentil.

I have had a delicious apple crumble that has been my go-to for the last year or so. It’s grain-free and refined-sugar-free and I didn’t think it could be any better.

It’s not very often that you see lentils in an apple crumble, so I thought, why not.

Lentils are packed full of protein and fiber, not usually something you find in a desert, but now you can.

So how do you incorporate lentils into a crumble? Actually it’s pretty easy and I’ll tell you how.


Apple Crumble with Lentil

Apple Crumble
  • Author: Hoohla
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Canadian


  • 1 cup red split lentils
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Apple Filling

  • 45 apples
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup crunchy lentils
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Start by making your crunchy lentils, pour lentils, apple juice and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, simmer until done, about 15-20 mins.
  • Pour lentils into a strainer and give a quick rinse.
  • Spread the lentils onto a cookie sheet. Lightly sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over lentils. Bake in the oven for 10 mins, stir, bake 5-10 more mins.
  • Drizzle maple syrup over lentils, stir and bake a couple more mins. You want the lentils to be on the verge of crispy.
  • Next slice apples and place in frying pan with butter, maple syrup and cinnamon. Saute apples until tender. Place in a baking dish or ramequins.
  • Combine crispy lentils, almond flour, maple syrup and nutmeg in a bowl, mix thoroughly. The mixture should look “crumbly”.
  • Top apple filling with the crumble mixture, top with a few more sprinkles of lentils and bake in the oven for 10-15 mins or until crumble is crispy and begins to brown.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Keywords: Apple Crumble

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