healthy apple crumble

healthy apple crumble

Apple crumble is one of my favourite desserts. However, it’s usually packed with sugar. I love this recipe for how healthy it is, without compromising on the flavour.


for the crumble:

3/4 cup gluten-free oats

1/4 cup ground hazelnuts

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp maple syrup

1 and 1/2 tsp unsalted butter, melted

for the filling:

7 red apples finest, diced (skin on)

2 tbsp cornflour

1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Method (for the crumble):
Combine the oats, hazelnuts and cinnamon in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and pour in the syrup and melted butter. Using a wooden spoon, combine together.

Method (for the filling):

Combine all the filling ingredients together in a bowl until the apples are completely covered.

Place the covered apple in a pre-greased baking dish. Cover with the topping and place in an oven pre-heated to 180C for one hour.

Once cooked, serve with a dollop of your favourite dairy-free yoghurt or cashew cream.

It is composed of fructo-oligosaccharides, inulin and a small amount of glucose and fructose. It’s a much better alternative to granulated white sugar, without effecting the flavour. You can read more about sugar substitutes on my blog here.

Sugar Safe Tips:
Remember that maple syrup has a high fructose content so keep an eye on your sugar/fructose intake for the day and try to limit it to less than 30g (added sugar/fructose).

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