Firstly, I want to apologize for the large gap between this post and my previous one. If you’re a parent, a stay-at-home parent, you know that there is no such thing as “me-time.” That oh-so-precious “me-time” where you could do anything your heart desires like, watch TV, blog, shower, exercise or sit down and have a quiet moment with a book and steaming cup of coffee..well it doesn’t exist anymore. Gone are the days where I could play with a recipe and blog about it in the same day. Now weeks and sometimes months go by before I can get few minutes to myself (usually I have to skip a bathroom break) to write anything down here. I’m going to type as fast as I can to get this recipe up before a little someone decides she doesn’t want to sleep anymore!!
This recipe comes from The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. I came across Angela on Instagram a while back and when she announced that her cookbook was coming out, I knew I had to buy it.
I never intended to tweak the recipe, but ended up having to because I didn’t some of the ingredients she used.
Good For You Apple Crumble
6-7 heaping cups of peeled and sliced organic Honey Crisp apples (you can use any apples you like)
1 tbsp cornstarch (Angela uses arrowroot powder)
1/3 cup coconut sugar (Angela uses Sucanat sugar)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (not bottled..yuck!)
1 cup quick oats (Angela uses gluten-free rolled oats)
1 cup thinly sliced almonds
1/3 cup almond flour or almond meal
1/4 cup organic grade B pure maple syrup
1/4 cup organic coconut oil, melted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp fine-grain sea salt
Preheat the oven to 375F. Lightly grease an 11 x 9 inch baking dish.
Put diced apples, cornstarch, coconut sugar, chia seeds and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add lemon juice and stir. Pour the apple mixture into the baking dish and smooth it out until evenly distributed.
In the same bowl, stir together the oats, almonds, almond flour, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, cinnamon and salt until well combined.
Sprinkle the oat mixture over the apples evenly. Cover the dish with foil and use a fork to poke holes in the foil. Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are fork tender. Uncover dish and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the top is golden. Serve by itself or with some frozen yogurt.