In my opinion there are winter sweets and there are summer sweets. Apple crumble is my favourite dessert, all year round, however I love it on those cold winter days where i can take a slice straight out of the oven, preferably with a dollop of custard. Yum yum yum….
Today I tried out a healthy version, trying to avoid the usual butter-laden topping that I’m used to preparing. The good thing about this recipe is that it skips the tedious rubbing of butter into the flour. The result: It totally passed my taste-buds test 😛 . Although it didn’t pass my daughter-picky-eater’s test, this would make a great sweet for kids and if you leave out the nuts, it could possibly be included in the lunchbox.
- 5-6 apples ( I used a mixture of golden and pink lady)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup wholemeal flour
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans and almonds)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 180degC. Peel apples and chop into small cubes.
- Put them in a small pan with the water and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Heat on the stove until the apples are soft (about 10 minutes).
- Drain from excess water and pour into a greased baking dish (Mine was 25cm x 15cm)
- In a bowl, mix the oats , flour and nuts
- Add the oil and maple syrup and mix again.
- Pour topping on the apples and spread it out
- Bake at 180 for 15 minutes or until the top is brown.