Apple Crumble

This healthier take on apple crumble is the perfect comfort food and works well for dessert or breakfast.

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Ingredients:

Filling

  • 1 1/4 cups 100% apple juice (no added sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • zest from 1/2 orange
  • 5 medium apples (I used Granny Smith)

Crumble

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 teaspoon stevia (or another sugar alternative)
  • Pinch Himalayan rock salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (fan forced).
  2. Cut the washed apples into squares with the skin left on, ensuring the core is discarded.
  3. Combine the apples, apple juice, vanilla, cinnamon and orange zest into a large pot.
  4. Cook over a medium heat for about 30 minutes – stirring occasionally until the apples have completely softened and collapsed. Place to the side while you make the crumble.
  5. To make the crumble combine the almond meal, oats, coconut flakes, maple syrup, vanilla essence, cinnamon, coconut oil, macadamia, stevia and salt in a food processor. Process for a few seconds or until mixture is combined and nice and crumbly.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into a suitable sized baking dish.
  7. Scatter then smooth the crumble over the top.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the crumble is perfectly golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve alone or with your choice of yoghurt, ice-cream or sorbet.
  10. Enjoy x