Comforting Deconstructed Stewed Apple Crumble

DSC_4938We love this simple and versatile apple recipe that can be enjoyed as a healthy dessert or a breakfast alternative. You can adapt the topping using whatever you have in your cupboards, nuts, Chia seed, buckwheat flakes or even just dried fruit. For those mums reading this too a great dessert option for the little ones – yummy, nutritious and good for the gut! You can also remove the honey to lower the sugar content as the apricots add sweetness.

Apple, Apricot Crumble Bowls with Probiotic Yoghurt – Serves 8

Ingredients

8 Granny Smith Apples
6 Ripe Apricots
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Cup of Water
100g Rolled Oats
2 Tbsp Ground Almonds
2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
8 Walnuts, Chopped
1 Tsp Coconut Sugar
2 Tbsp Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Chop the apple with skin on into 1cm cubes and put into a large heavy based saucepan with the water onto a medium heat
  3. Add the cinnamon and honey to the apple and cook for 10 mins or until the apple has softened
  4. Halve the apricots, remove the stone, quarter and add to the softened apple
  5. Cook for a further 5 mins
  6. In a mixing bowl mix together the oats, ground almonds, flaxseed, chopped walnuts, and coconut sugar
  7. In a small saucepan melt the coconut oil gently then stir into the oats mixture
  8. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  9. Spread the oat mixture out onto the baking tray and cook in the oven for about 10 mins until it turns slightly golden brown
  10. Serve the apple mixture in bowls, with oats sprinkled on the top with probiotic yoghurt organic or greek yoghurt

 

Apples are great for the gut too: 

  • They contain a type of fibre called pectin which helps feed the gut with friendly bacteria to help produce anti-inflammatory substances to fight off the bad microbes
  • And when apples are stewed they more easily release their pectin
  • And looking after your gut helps with digesting nutrients to boost detoxification of your colon and support your immune system
  • Other gut-friendly foods include
    • Fermented foods e.g. sauerkraut, kefir milk
    • Full-fat probiotic yogurt

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