Apple Super Crumble

Though I do have an advent calendar (thanks to L’s mum!), I can’t actually eat it. To make up for this sad truth, I allowed myself to have apple crumble for breakfast multiple times last week. It is the holiday’s after all and it was so so worth it. To be honest though this crumble is so healthy, it’s practically a superfood. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.

INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)

FOR THE FILLING

– 3 gala apples, cubed (yields about 2 cups!)

– 1/2 tsp vanilla

– 1/2 tsp cinnamon

– 2 tbsp water

FOR THE TOPPING

– 1 cup rolled oats

– 2/3 cups brown rice flour

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 1/4 tsp cinnamon

– 1/4 cup olive oil

– 1/4 cup brown rice syrup (or syrup of choice!)

– 2 tbsp maple syrup

METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

2. Combine apple cubes, vanilla, cinnamon and water in a small saucepan and heat on a low heat. Cook until the apples soften slightly (approx. 5-10 mins.) Transfer to a small ovenproof dish.

3. To make the topping, dry-roast the oats, flour, salt and cinnamon in a frying pan over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, heat the oil and syrups together in a separate saucepan (I used the apple one to save on the washing up!).

5. Pour the oil and syrup mixture over the flour mixture and stir well. Crumble the topping over the fruit.

6. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for a further 15 minutes or until the topping is golden and the fruit filling bubbles a little.

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