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Cinnamon Apple Almond Streusel Squares

Good morning!! Are you interested to have a piece of Cinnamon Apple Almond Streusel Square for breakfast??

If you are craving for apple pie this is the simple version of apple pie that you wouldn't want to miss. It is so delicious!!

All you need to do is just prepare the base, press it into a square baking tray, put into the fridge while you prepare the streusel topping. Add on the topping onto the base and BAKE....DONE!! You can enjoy this apple squares with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

Cinnamon Apple Almond Streusel Squares
Recipe adapted from "Back to Baking" By Anna Olson with my modification in purple
Makes :1  8 inches square baking pan (mine cut into 16 squares of 1 inch by 1 inch square)

1/4 cup ground almonds (I use 1/4 cup almond flakes and chopped finely)
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup icing sugar, sifted
1/2 cup cool unsalted butter, cut in pieces

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking powder
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut in pieces
1 1/2 cup peeled and coarsely grated tart apples,
such as Granny Smith or Mutsu (i used 1 Granny Smith and 1 NZ Rose apple)
Icing sugar, for dusting

To Do:
  • Preheat the oven to 350F (175C) Line an 8 inch (20cm) square pan with parchment paper so that the paper hangs over the sides a little.

  • Parchment paper over hang a little at the sides of the square baking pan
  • For the base, stir the ground almonds, flour, and icing sugar together. Cut in the butter (by hand, using beaters, or in a food processor) until the mixture into a rough and crumbly texture. Press this into the prepared pan and chill it while preparing the streusel.

Cut the butter into cubes,
Cut the butter into the flour mixture to a rough crimbly texture. 
Press the crumbly mixture into the prepare square pan.
I did not grated the apples but instead i cut it into small stick size, I love have a bit of texture when bitting into it.

The streusel topping.
  • For the streusel, stir the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder together. Cut in the butter by hand until the mixture in a rough and crumbly texture. Stir in the grated apple to coat it well. Gently press this onto the chilled base.
    Gentlely press the streusel onto the chilled base.

After baked, cool it before cutting. I cut mine into 16 squares, each is about 1 inch by 1 inch square.

  • Bake for 35 minutes, until just begin to turn golden. Cool completely before slicing, and dust with icing sugar to garnish. The squares can be stored in an airtight container for 3 days.

Little Thumbs Up, September Theme - APPLE

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me, my little favourite DIY  , hosted by Kit from I-Lost in Austen at this post.


Our Little Thumbs Up event starts on the first Tuesday until the last day of the month. Please join us! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is APPLE for September 2014 and link with us at this post anytime until 30th September 2014.

Don't forget your thumbs up or display this badge! And make sure that: (1) Your post must be a current post preferably within this month. (2) Please mention Little Thumbs Up in your post and link back to Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY or/and Kit from I-Lost in AustenFor more details, please see this.

What after September 2014? Eileen from Eileen's Diary will be the next hostess of October 2014 and her theme is PUMPKIN! Instead of starting on the first Tuesday of the month, her Little Thumbs Up event starts on 1st Oct 2014 and so please take note..



  1. Good morning Mui Mui! I love apple with cinnamon. This looks so yummy ~

    1. Ann, 谢谢你。

  2. Oh yes! a slice of that would go very well with my coffee right now! Looks delicious!

  3. Hi Mui Mui, yum yum! Would love to have a slice for my afternoon tea break ^-^!

  4. Yes, mui mui! I would love to have a slice, thank you!

    1. Hi PH,
      Is a slice enough?? ;)
      I packed 2 for you to take away..:p

  5. Yes, I can see that this is yummy and easy to make too!

    1. Hi Cheah,
      Yes, it is easy make and yummy :D

  6. i still hv space for 2 pcs of this for supper now!

  7. 我当然非常有兴趣,快快丢过来,嘻嘻!


    1. Eileen,
      长腿美女 ;)加油噢!

  8. Hi Doreen,

    I like the way you described how you made these delicious apple slices... all you need to do is press press, chill chill, crumble crumble and BAKE....DONE!!! LOL! :p

    You made baking sounds so easy :p


    1. Hi Zoe,
      Nowadays, I am so busy after accepted a job.
      I have to go for easy baking recipe..hehe
      Yes, this recipe is easy to whip up and it's delicious ;)

  9. Hi Doreen, I just love streusel topping.

    1. Hi Lian,
      Like you, I love streusel too!
      It's easy to prepared and it so yummy!

  10. 有些动心了。。。呵呵!

    1. May,

  11. Replies
    1. Grace,
      Yes, it is delicious!
      Try it, you might love it ;)

  12. Wow! This squares look so inviting ! LOVE the almond streusel topping! YUM Thanks for sharing ;)

    1. Hi Kit,
      I love it in the square form. It is easier then baking them in individual tart cases.
      Yes, the addition of almond flakes makes it smell so good.


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