Raw Apple Pom Crumble(Grain Free, Raw and Vegan)

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on December 18, 2013

This raw apple pom crumble or crisp is a healthy treat or a satisfying clean eating snack for when you need a little something sweet.  Naturally grain free, this crumble is a healthy choice for a snack, dessert or even breakfast!

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Who’s ready for some healthier treats already?  I know it’s not even Christmas yet, but if you’re like me you’re looking for some light, fresh snacks and sweet treats.  I’ve already had my fill of cookies(and eggnog!), but in case you haven’t please check out the roundup of cookie recipes I made last year.  This year I’m afraid I didn’t do anything new.  I made shortbread cookies, chocolate mint cookies, ginger cookies and of course some gingerbread men(and gingerbread moose, foxes, bears and other assorted “Canadian” animals) for decorating with the kids.  Do check out the roundup if you’re still looking for cookies to make 🙂

Even if you’re still enjoying all the holiday goodies you’ll want to give this crumble a try!  Remember when I made my first raw crisp in the summer?  Well I was already planning on making this one then.  And it’s been so worth the wait.  It’s delicious and it wouldn’t make a bad breakfast, snack or even dessert!  Even the kids enjoyed it, picking up apple slices like chips with as much of the topping as they could get.  So yummy!

And you can customize it how you like.  Don’t like pomegranate?  Sub it out for some kind of berry, or even just leave it out completely.  It’s all good 🙂  I’ll be back again later in the week to share and super quick hot drink with you.  Until then, enjoy!

Raw Apple Pom Crisp Image


Raw Apple Pom Crumble
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
  • 2 large Medjool dates pit removed and roughly chopped into 3-4 pieces
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • dash vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg and cloves
  • Two large apples your favorite variety for eating
  • Pomegranate arils from half a pomegranate
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice if desired
  1. Place nuts in your food processor first and process until all the nuts are ground and no large pieces remain. Add in the dates, vanilla, salt and spices and process until completely combined and no large pieces of unprocessed date remain.
  2. Chop your favorite apples however you'd like, small chunks or thin slices work well. Toss with a small squeeze of lemon juice if desired(this will prevent the apples from browning right away and tastes really good on sweet apples) and arrange in two bowls or on plates, sprinkle with pomegranate arils and top with half the crumble mixture per bowl. Top with a couple whole pecans if desired and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

The crumble mixture can be made in advance and can be stored, well wrapped in the fridge for up to a week or even in the freezer for longer. Although the mixture may dry out a little being stored in the cold it will still be delicious. Let come to room temperature before topping your fruit though 🙂


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1 Erin @ Texanerin Baking January 19, 2014 at 14:34

Okay. So where are the Canadian animal cookies?! I want to see them! 🙁

And why do you gingerbread men have Xs on their faces? Is that a Canadian thing? 😀

The crumble looks fantastic! I’m just so intrigued by the cookies I can’t even think about crumble right now.


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles January 31, 2014 at 19:42

Aw I wanted to take a picture but by the time we got finished decorating it was dark. And then I’m sure you can guess that all the cutest ones were eaten first! I’m kicking myself now, they were so cute! I guess there’s always next year 🙂

Haha, no that’s not a Canadian thing. It’s an emoticon with squinty eyes and a big smile like it’s laughing 🙂 You know me and smiley faces, lol!


3 Julia December 23, 2013 at 23:59

Oh this is perfect! I’ve had way too many cookies lately! And I love pomegranate anything!


4 Rose | The Clean Dish December 19, 2013 at 08:41

Now that I’ve come around to eating pecans, I will try this recipe! I love that it’s grain free, raw AND vegan! Also, I love nutmeg mmm! Will try this for sure!


5 Erin @ Texanerin Baking January 19, 2014 at 14:31

Aww! I’m so happy to see Rose posting comments on your page. My two friends found each other. 😉


6 Charlotte Moore December 18, 2013 at 22:18

Here I am reading this at 12:15 a.m. and I could eat that now if I had it. YUM!! Went to sleep but woke up so I am checking email.


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