Apple crumble is probably one of the simplest desserts I can think of, and it’s also one of the most delicious ones. It comes together in minutes, fills the whole house with sweet and spicy scent and tastes like heaven.
I like to keep my apple crumble as simple and hearty as possible, I don’t peel the apples, I don’t add refined sugar and I don’t use plain flour. I think of it as of something healthy and nutritious that I can have for breakfast while indulging in its yumminess.
This recipe is very basic and that’s the beauty of it. You will be surprised by how quickly the whole thing is ready and how delicious it tastes.
- 5-6 large apples
- 200ml water
- 200g oat flour (use GF if needed) *
- 100g oat flakes
- 100g walnuts, chopped (optional)
- 75ml coconut oil + 1 tbsp.
- 100ml maple syrup + 2 tbsp.
- 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- juice squeezed from ½ lemon
- a pinch of salt
* To make oat flour simply blend oat flakes in a food processor of high-speed blender
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Wash the apples and cut them into small cubes (you can peel them before if you want but I prefer them with the skins on).
- In a large pan heat 1 tbsp. coconut oil and add the apples. Cook for 5 min on medium heat, then add lemon juice, water, 2 tbsp. maple syrup and 1 tbsp. cinnamon and cook for 5 more minutes stirring occasionally.
- While the apples are cooking, make the crumble by mixing oat flour, oats, 1 tbsp. cinnamon and walnuts in a large bowl. Melt 75 ml coconut oil and mix it with 100ml maple syrup, add a pinch of salt and add it to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until crumble forms.
- Place the apples on the bottom of an ovenproof dish and sprinkle the crumble on top. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 min until golden. Take out of the oven and serve hot with a scoop of vegan ice cream.