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Homemade Apple Crumble

What’s Great About It

I absolutely love apple crumble, and like making this recipe for my family especially when the weather is colder, this is one of my favourite things to do in the kitchen, the whole house is just filled with sweet aromas of cinnamon and vanilla. I use top red apples or golden delicious as they are naturally sweet, you don’t need to add sugar, that’s what’s great about this beautiful recipe, so simple to make .

Serves 6 ( use one apple per person)

Ingredients:

For the filling

6 medium sized apples ( I used top red apples)

Generous splash of apple juice or water if preferred.

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon ( organic if available)

Crumble topping

1 1/2 cups (150g) organic rolled oats or you could use almond flour to make it gluten free like I did.

1/2 cup (50g) organic dessicated or flaked coconut

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp organic maple syrup (optional)

3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil or butter

Method:

  1. Firstly, wash the apples.
  2. Peel apples and cut into wedges or dice if preferred, make sure to remove the apple core.
  3. Place the apples into a large pot.
  4. Add apple juice or water, vanilla and cinnamon.
  5. Cook over a medium flame for roughly 15-20 minutes, stir occasionally until apples have softened.

To prepare the crumble

1.Mix together rolled oats, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and olive oil, rub all the ingredients with your fingers.

2.Preheat oven to 180 C.

3.Pile apple mixture into a baking dish

4. Scatter crumble over the apples and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until golden.

5. Serve with Greek-style yoghurt or vegan custard

6. Enjoy!

Inspiration

You can also add blueberries to the apple mixture before filling. You can also transform any leftovers into a wonderful breakfast, serve with Greek-style yoghurt and dust with cinnamon. I also make apple crumble smoothie, blend the apple crumble with yoghurt and a spoon of protein powder for a quick and easy breakfast!

Thought For The Day

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