Apple crumble is an easy dessert to make and most importantly, it tastes incredible! If you like a comforting warm fruity dessert which you can have in a very healthy way, try this high protein, high fibre, fruity option, with no added refined sugar.
This crumble is like no other… it is actually healthy! It tastes wholesome, flavoursome, fruity, and is very filling. It is a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 from almonds, is a rich source of antioxidants from the berries, and contains pectin in the apples which can help to balance blood sugar levels. The crumble is naturally sweetened with dates, so there is no need to add refined sugar to the mix! Dates are a great source of potassium (it is not just bananas which are high in potassium). The fruit and oats also contain both soluble and insoluble fibre which will keep your digestion going.
Ingredients (serves 6):
- 6 bramley / 8 braeburn apples (cored and sliced – keep the skins on)
- 10 dates (50g) finely chopped
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 200ml water
- 100g almond flour
- 150g wholegrain oats
- 50g coconut oil
- 200g raspberries / other berries
- 2 tbsp. chopped hazelnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 160 deg C. I recommend using this temperature, as almonds are not heat stable above 180 deg C, so the healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fats can be ruined if heated too high.
2. Place the apples, chopped dates, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 200ml water into a saucepan and heat on a medium temperature with a lid on, until the apples begin to soften (approx. 10 mins).
3. In the meantime, mix the almond flour, oats, cinnamon and melted coconut oil together in a large bowl to create the crumble topping. Coconut oil is great for cooking with as it is heat stable – some oils are destroyed when cooking.
4. Stir the raspberries into the cooked apples, keep on the heat for 5 mins and pour into a baking dish.
5. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the fruit and bake in the oven at 160 dec C for 40 minutes.
6. Sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts over the crumble when serving.
This crumble is a great finish to dinner on a cold winters evening, or even as breakfast. I like to have it for breakfast and after dinner