Healthy Apple Crumble Recipe

Well most of us have enjoyed apple crumble at some point in our lives. It is a relatively straightforward delicious dessert that is particularly suitable in autumn as the apples are currently abundant …
Actually try adding peaches (great for your lungs) the blackboys add a magnificent colour. Also pears they place moisture back in the lungs and help prevent dry cough.
Add whatever fruit appeals to you at the time.

Ingredients

7 large green apples
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup coconut
1 tablespoon cinnamon (ground)
2 teaspoons nutmeg (ground)
2/3 cup butter (melted)
2 teaspoons vanilla essence

APPLE MIX

Peel and core apples, then cut into rough 1-2cm cubes. Place apples in large saucepan and cover with water. Simmer (but don't boil) covered with lid on med-high until apples are just tender but not too soft (usually 5mins once water is simmering). Drain apples well and place in large bowl
Combine caster sugar and cinnamon (ensures even spread), then toss through the apples. If you like the apples to be less sweet and more tart you can omit the sugar in this step, though there may be excess juice as a result.

CRUMBLE MIX

Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl until evenly mixed through.
Melt butter (do not burn or boil it) and add vanilla essence to butter, stir through.
Add butter mix to dry ingredients and mix well using a fork. Ensure all ingredients are moist and mixture has a crumbly texture.

BAKING

Place apple mix evenly in medium casserole dish. Spread crumble mix over top of apple. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30-40minutes, or until crumble topping is slightly browned.
Serve with vanilla icecream, cream, or custard and ENJOY!

Generally I use red apples as they are sweeter therefore no sugar is needed.
Sometimes it is delicious to add the cinnamon stick to the apples while they cook through.

Gluten Free Option

Cook up enough quinoa to make a crumble topping place in a dry hot fry pan and add almond meal (try the macro product) and cook through.
I add vanilla essence, nuts, seed or my favourite spices. There are many nuts to be used in autumn especially walnuts these can add flavour and texture to the crumble topping.
Serve with lactose free yoghurt or even try the coconut yoghurt very yum. Careful though it is rather cold by medicinal nature and there by slows down the efficiency of the stomach.