Saturday mornings mean pancakes for breakfast in our house. I used to do it as and when, when there was time, but then my son caught on to the trend and now it is an absolute non negotiable part of our weekend. And I love […]
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I absolutely adore winter squash (in some countries known as pumpkin) and roast at least one every week this time of year. They’re delicious in curries, stews, on salads, blended into soups and, of course, in baked goods, where they add a rich sweetness along with […]
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!
- 6 medium apples (about 1 kg/2 lbs)
- zest from 1 orange
- 200 ml water
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 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
- Preheat oven to 160 C.
- Wash and peel (optional) the apples and cut into thin wedges or pieces - making sure to remove the core.
- Place in a pot and add water, orange zest and cinnamon.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Place in the oven and bake at 160 C for 30 mins until golden brown and serve warm.