I recently asked my followers what traditional foods would they like to see a healthier version of and I was asked to make an apple crumble.
Here’s a sugar free version that is super quick to prepare. It’s made using rolled oats and desiccated coconut for the topping. It contains a very small amount of high quality maple syrup – feel free to reduce this is you don’t want any sweetness at all.
Serve with plain Greek or natural yoghurt.
Ingredients: serves 5
For the filling:
3 Bramley cooking apples (approx. 700g)
75g sultanas (optional -you could always put in blackberries instead)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 tbsp. apple juice
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
For the topping:
150g rolled oats
50g desiccated coconut
1 tsp vanilla bean paste/ vanilla extract
2 tbsp. maple syrup
4 tbsp. coconut oil (no need to melt)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees / 180 degrees fan/ gas mark 6.
To make the filling:
Peel and core the apples and slice to about 1cm thick. Place evenly in the bottom of an ovenproof dish.
Add the sultanas (optional) and then sprinkle over the cinnamon, apple juice and vanilla. Mix gently with a fork.
To make the topping:
Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl until evenly mixed.
Push down the apples with the fork until packed fairly tightly then pour over the crumble mixture.
Cook for 40 minutes in the oven until golden brown on the top.