Tuesday, 9 July 2013

A healthier apple crumble

During these colder months I tend to look for foods that are warm and sweet and one of my all time favorites is the beloved apple crumble. This recipe is full of nutrients and no refined sugar (unless you decide to go for the ice cream to serve it with like me) and the flavors are impeccable. Enjoy.

For the apples-
About 4 large apples (I used green apples that were straight off my like grandfathers tree) 
1 tsp vanilla paste
Enough water to cover apples
For the crumble-
1/2 cup crushed hazelnuts
1/3 cup slithered almonds
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp dark agave syrup

  • Peel apples and cut into small chunks 
  • Put apples into a saucepan and cover with water, bring to a boil and then add vanilla paste.
  • Once water is boiling make sure to stir and turn down the heat so it is simmering
  • White apples are simmering, add all dry crumble ingredients to a bowl
  • Stir in the coconut oil and agave syrup into the dry mixture 
  • Check that the apples are soft, once they are drain the water and place apples evenly in an oven proof dish.
  • Cover apple mixture with the crumple
  • Bake at 150°C for about 15-20 minutes or until you see that the top has gotten darker and crisp.

 Serving tips-
This crumble is perfect served with a nice vanilla ice cream. 
This would be a great breakfast with Greek yogurt.
If you would like to increase the sweetness you could add more agave syrup or sprinkle with vanilla sugar once baked.

Helena x

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