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Coffee Cake Crumble Caramel Apple Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These really taste like coffee cake crumbles with apple and a caramel glaze (I bet this would also be tasty baked if anyone wants to try it and tell me how it turns out! They are absolutely delicious and make a great hors d’oeuvre for any party. My favorite part is the raw cacao butter instead of butter. Any excuse to get healthy fats in my diet!

Coffee Cake Crumble Caramel Apple Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


  • 5 granny smith apples
  • toothpicks


  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil (OR 1/4 cup+ 1 tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coconut nectar *optional

Coffee Cake Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup coconut crystals (sugar)
  • 1/4 cup mascabado sugar
  • 2 tsp lucuma Powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 cup melted cacao butter
  • 1 cup pureed gluten-free oats (or oat flour)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Optional topping for crunch:

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, pecans or refrigerated mulberries


For the apples:

  1. Use a melon baller to “ball” the apple bites
  2. Set toothpicks in the center of each apple ball

For the caramel:

  1. Puree all of the caramel ingredients until smooth
  2. Coat the apples in the caramel

For the crumble topping:

  1. Mix together the coconut sugar, mascabado sugar, lacuma powder, cinnnamon, flour and salt
  2. Put cacao butter in a double boiler and only keep on low heat until melted
  3. Mix together and put in fridge until the cacao butter hardens again
  4. Crumble by chopping up the cacao
  5. Sprinkle the Coffee Cake Crumble on the apples
  6. Voila!






Nutrient-rich desserts with hidden healthy ingredients. One year ago, I made the decision to stop eating processed foods. My challenge: my husband is such a picky eater that he would win against a 2-year-old. Since many of my friends come to me for recipes on how to eat nutrient-rich foods, while still eating what they like, I decided to start a food blog, Foodscape. Every Friday I launch a new family-friendly recipe that even the pickiest eaters will eat.



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