A healthier Apple crumble?! Oh yes!
Your guests wont know what hit them with this sweet tasting dessert!
I added blueberries to the good old fashioned favourite and swapped up ingredients to make it low sugar (very low) and a lot less calories with all the goodness of healthier ingredients.
Apple & Blueberry Crumble
- 6 medium apples, washed, peeled and stewed, cheat: tin 100% apples no added sugar)
- 3/4 tin blueberries (500g can or can use fresh just warm up or squash slightly with fork)
- 1/4 cup 100% apple juice
- 2 tsp organic vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (1 for apple mix, 1/2 for crumble)
- 1 1/2 cups dry rolled oats
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 tbl maple syrup (sugar free or natural)
- 2 tbl extra virgin olive oil
Wash the apples.
Cut into wedges or dice with the skin left on – make sure to remove the centre.
Place the apples into a large heavy based pot.
Combine with the apple juice or water, vanilla and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Cook over a medium heat for about 15 – 20 minutes – stirring occasionally until the apples have completely softened and collapsed. Taste them and adjust level of cinnamon etc.
Combine rolled oats, coconut, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and olive oil then rub ingredients together with your fingers to combine.
Preheat your oven to 160 C. Fan forced.
Pile your apple mixture into a suitable sized baking dish mixing with blueberries.
Scatter the crumble over the top.
Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until the crumble is golden.
Remove from the oven and serve with thick Greek style yoghurt. Or as your weekly treat, a dollop of whipped cream, light custard and sprinkle with cocoa.
You can choose any added fruit with the apple however remember to add the juice or a touch of water if not from a can as it will need to be moist.