Tag: grain free

Vegetarian Wonder Chili

Vegetarian Wonder Chili

This chili is such a perfect and cosy Winter meal. It’s warming, easy and filled with nutrient dense vegetables and plant-based protein in the form of beans. Aside from being a great source of plant-protein, beans are also high fibre, making them super satisfying and great for […]

Hearty Lentil Skillet

Hearty Lentil Skillet

This hearty lentil skillet is so flavourful and a perfect mid-week meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make and doubles as a great salad filling the next day. Serve with rice or quinoa one night and mix with leafy greens and a great dressing […]

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

apple crumble

Apple crumble is such a great Autumn dessert and is perfect for this time of year with apples in season, filling all the green markets and PYO farms. I love the combination of apples, orange zest and cinnamon, which is so incredibly fragrant and delicious!

The topping is a grain free and gluten free and feature a simple base of shredded coconut, almond flour and walnuts. And if you don’t like using almond flour, you can opt for oats or oat flour instead – both of which work really well too. Since apples are naturally sweet, you won’t have to add much sugar at all, making this a really healthy alternative to other apple cakes and pies. Apples are rich in fibre, and fabulous for maintaining a healthy digestive system and keeping you satisfied. So go get yourself some apples and celebrate October with all the apple goodness!

apple crumble

Apple Crumble
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Serves: serves 6
 
Ingredients
Filling
  • 6 medium apples (about 1 kg/2 lbs)
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 200 ml water
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Topping
  • 50 gm (1/2 cup) shredded coconut
  • 75 gm (3/4 cup) almond flour (alternatively you can use oat flour)
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) walnuts
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160 C.
  2. Wash and peel (optional) the apples and cut into thin wedges or pieces - making sure to remove the core.
  3. Place in a pot and add water, orange zest and cinnamon.
  4. Cook over medium heat while stirring occasionally, for 15-20 mins until the apples are soft (this may happen sooner/later with other varieties of apples)
  5. Meanwhile to make the crumble topping, mix shredded coconut, almond flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla in a large bowl. Process walnuts in a food processor until roughly ground and add to the mix. Lastly, add maple syrup and coconut oil and combine well using your hands or a spoon.
  6. Once the apples are done, pour into a oven proof tin. Then add the crumble mixture on top and spread evenly using the back of a spoon.
  7. Place in the oven and bake at 160 C for 30 mins until golden brown and serve warm.