Apple crumble is one of those dishes which makes me feel all fuzzy and warm inside. It reminds me of winter in the UK when the fire is on and the smell of roast dinner is wafting through the house. Who else thinks that apple crumble is the perfect dessert to finish off a roast dinner?! No surprise that I made this recipe when it was cold and rainy n Sydney - a Sunday afternoon well-spent!
However, instead of eating an apple crumble loaded with sugar like most of the original recipes or shop-bought versions, I decided to make this healthy version instead. It's so healthy you could even eat it for breakfast... and I'm not even kidding!! The dish is completely gluten-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free so it's suitable for almost all dietary requirements.
I've added lots of wintery spices to the apple such as cinnamon and nutmeg to give it a delicious aromatic flavour and for the topping I've used the Pure Naturally granola which is a blend of organic rolled oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, coconut flakes and himalayan pink sea salt. All you have to do is mix the granola with coconut oil and a bit of rice malt syrup (or honey/maple syrup) and bake for 20 mins! So simple and easy to make.
2) Finely chop apple and mix with cinnamon and nutmeg until well-coated.
3) Place apple into a small ramekin and bake in oven for 20 minutes, until soft.
4) In the meantime, prepare the granola by mixing together the granola mix, rice malt syrup and coconut oil in a large bowl until combined.
5) Once apple is cooked, add granola to the top and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until golden.
6) Take out oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
If you want to make this to serve more people just multiply the recipe by the number of people! And obviously if you don't have any Pure Naturally granola mix you can make your own using a mixture of oats, seeds and coconut flakes (or you can buy some online here).
As always, let me know if you give the recipe a go and tag me on Instagram @josie_eatyourselfstrong!