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.
Ingredients for the crumble:
3/4 cup gluten-free oats
1/4 cup ground hazelnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp yacon syrup
1 and 1/2 tsp unsalted butter, melted
Ingredients 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.
Sugar Safe Tips:
Yacon syrup is a sweetener that originates from the yacon plant, which is indigenous to the Andes mountains. Initially used by the Incas, it is famed for being low in calories and low sugar levels.
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.