Weight Watchers Apple Crumble is a deliciously healthy version of this classic dessert. It’s made with juicy apples, the warm flavors of cinnamon, and topped with rolled oats. This easy apple dish is ready to eat in just one hour. Don’t forget to pair it with some hot coffee or low-fat ice cream!
Weight Watchers Apple Crumble
This Weight Watchers apple crisp recipe is the perfect dessert for using in-season apples this year. With low sugar and no butter, you won’t feel bad about having seconds! If you’re counting Weight Watchers points, you’ll be happy to learn that apples are a zero-point food.
Apples are in season most of the year, however, fall is when they really make their appearance. You can use any type of crisp, slightly sour apples for this recipe. Some great ones to choose from are Granny Smith, Gala, or Honeycrisp. With old-fashioned oats topping mixed with brown sugar, it will be warm and bubbly with a crunchy golden brown top when the timer goes off.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, toss the apples with cinnamon and cornstarch.
Measure ½ cup of brown sugar, then add one tablespoon of the sugar to the apples.
Toss to coat.
Pour 1 ¼ cups of old fashioned oats into a blender and blend until finely ground.
Add the blended flour to a large bowl and mix with remaining oats, remaining brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, and melted vegetable oil spread.
Add the apples to the baking dish and top with the oat mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Tips for success/variations for Weight Watchers Apple Crumble:
This healthy apple crumble recipe has been tested and is wonderful just the way it is, however, if you want to make some changes, here are a few ideas as well as tips for success.
This recipe uses ground cinnamon for the main spice, but you can add ground ginger, ground allspice, ground cloves, or ground cardamom as well. You can also buy Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie spice blends from the grocery store if you prefer.
Be sure to grease the baking dish by spraying it with oil or rubbing butter or shortening evenly over the bottom and sides with a paper towel.
How to serve:
After the crisp has cooled, cut out even slices and serve it with a cup of hot coffee for an after-dinner dessert. The serving size of this dish is 8 people, so there’s plenty to go around for a small party.
Just want to make it for yourself? No problem! You’ll have leftovers for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack for the next 2 days.
You can also serve this warm crumble with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream.
Drizzle it with caramel sauce, homemade blueberry syrup, or vanilla icing for a sweet touch and without ruining your diet for the day.
How to store:
Keep any leftover apple crumble in an airtight container or tightly wrapped with plastic wrap or aluminum foil for up to 3 days on the counter.
You can also store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure to wrap it in plastic wrap and place that inside a freezer bag and label it with the date and title.
To thaw, let it sit on the counter for a few hours. Once it gets warm enough to cut, you can place a piece in the microwave and heat for 15-second increments or until it’s heated all the way through.
How many Weight Watchers points is an apple?
According to the WW website, an apple is zero points! That’s why this apple crumble is the perfect dessert for you if you’re on the WW diet.
Can I use eating apples instead of cooking apples in a crumble?
Yes, you can use any kind of apples you want to make a crumble. The tartness and crunchiness of cooking apples hold up better in a baked dish, but it’s totally up to your preferences.
Why is my crumble topping not crunchy?
It’s possible the topping isn’t crunchy if the oats are too moist from the sugar or from being left out of an air-tight container. Also, if the dish was left on the counter while the oven was pre-heating the juice from the apples could have soaked into the oats. Be sure that they stay dry and that you cook the crumble on the middle level of the oven for the recommended time or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.
- 2 pounds gala apples, peeled and cubed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ tablespoon cornstarch
- The juice of one lemon
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup light vegetable oil spread (Country Crock), melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, toss the apples with cinnamon and cornstarch.
- Measure ½ cup of brown sugar, then add one tablespoon of the sugar to the apples.
- Toss to coat.
- Pour 1 ¼ cups of old fashioned oats into a blender and blend until finely ground.
- Add the blended flour to a large bowl and mix with remaining oats, remaining brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, and melted vegetable oil spread.
- Add the apples to the baking dish and top with the oat mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Also consider trying these Weight Watchers Friendly Desserts:
- Apple Turnovers from Pointed Kitchen.
- Healthy Ooey Gooey Microwave Apples from Rachel’s Healthy Plate.
- 3 Ingredient Apple Pie Muffins from Kimspired DIY.