Nourishing Apple Crumble

I have two ALL TIME favourite desserts – Sticky date pudding and apple crumble. Just wonderful childhood memories of both. Here is my latest recipe for apple crumble, a little bit different to how my mum used to make it, but just as tasty!

Ingredients:
6 large apples in season – cored and sliced thinly (It is up to you if you choose to peel the apples, personally I like them unpeeled and cut quite chunky, but if I am baking this for guests, I peel the apples first)
1 vanilla bean, halved and seeded
3 tbsp water
zest of ½ lemon
6 cinnamon quills or 2tsp ground cinnamon

crumble:
¾ cup spelt flour
¾ cup rolled oats
¾ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup almond oil (or another nut based oil like macadamia oil)
½ chopped raw macadamias, almonds, cashews and walnuts (or any combination that you like!)

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METHOD:

  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Put the apples in a saucepan with scraped vanilla bean seeds AND the pod, zest from the lemon + 3tbsp water, cover with lid + place over med heat to cook for approx 10 minutes or until apples are just tender.
  • In a separate bowl mix the crumble together.
  • Place half the apples in a baking dish (with vanilla bean), arrange cinnamon quills on top, then place the remaining apple on top, followed by evenly spread crumble to finish.
  • Bake for 45 min or until crumble is slightly brown + crispy.
  • Serve with a dollop of good quality natural or vanilla yogurt.
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