Let’s Get Ready to Crumble!
For those who grew up with apple pie and crumble (I wonder if that’s most of you?), you will understand the raw power of the stewed apple encased in pastry … or nestling invitingly below a rich crumble. It’s almost impossible to resist! My mouth waters just thinking about it.
For the gluten intolerant who don’t take kindly to the oats and flour in the crumble, fear not, because I have a recipe for apple crumble that will knock your socks off. If your anything like the piranhas around my house (who aren’t gluten intolerant, but who can recognise a good crumble from a thousand yards away), you’ll also be sorry you didn’t make more!
The ingredients are also carefully selected to avoid the usual processed foods, ensuring that your crumble is not only delicious, but healthy.
6 large green apples
200gms melted butter (organic or grass-fed preferable)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 1/2 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Peel, core and thinly slice your apples and cook on a gently heat in a little water until just soft
Place apples in oven proof dish.
While apples are steaming, melt butter in a saucepan and stir in coconut sugar and followed by the coconut, brown rice flour and cinnamon.
I suggest you add your flour in slowly until the mixture starts to stick together in small clumps.
Ditsribute the crumble over your apples with a spoon and you can use your fingers to spread it out if needed.
Bake in the oven for 20 – 25 mins or until golden brown.
Serve with pure cream or yoghurt. My kids like it plain.
My kids like their crumble basic but tasty. But if it was up to me I would add some berries and lemon zest to the apples & add some crunch in the form of walnuts or almonds to the topping.
The reason I like to make a large batch is because ‘batch cooking’ is something I find extremely useful in creating time for me. Having a ready-made after school snack or dessert makes life a lot easier. And being able to add it to the kids’ lunch boxes makes it even more convenient still!
Have a flavourful day!