It’s that time of year when we are craving our favourite comfort foods – and for me the biggest comfort of them all is warm apple crumble. If I’m feeling snacky but want to stay healthy, I’ll often pop a chopped apple, some cinnamon and a tsp of water into the microwave, however, if I’m feeling a little more indulgent I might make the below recipe (I’m even eating it for breakfast as we speak – naughty!!).
Apples are a quintessentially British fruit which are naturally fat & sodium free, contain only naturally occurring sugars, are a high source of fibre, and contain a decent amount of Vitamin C (perfect for keeping those pesky colds at bay!). They are also high in antioxidants (another winner) and are known as a top anti-inflammatory food which have even been shown to ease pain and inflammation through their polyphenol content.
And what’s more – my husband has even asked me to make this next time we host a dinner party… SUCCESS!
So what more of an excuse do you need to make my Spiced Apple Crumble…
Serves 2-4 people (depending on how greedy you are)
For the crumble:
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (GF)
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 2 tbsp Coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- pinch Himalayan rock salt
For the apple:
- 3 cups chopped apple
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- dash of ground ginger
- Pre-heat oven to 180°
- Add coconut oil & almonds to a blender and blend thoroughly
- Add coconut sugar and oats and mix with your fingertips until it resembles a crumble
- Heat apples, maple & spices in a pan for 5mins
- Add apples into oven proof dish
- Top with crumble
- Bake for 20mins
You could even top with a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of coconut sugar before baking.
So there you have it – if like me you plan on spending Friday night in, get wrapped up warm and get stuck in to this deliciously autumnal dish – you won’t regret it!