Winter Berry and Apple Crumble

Serves 6 to 8

4 cups (1000 ml) cubed and cored apples, no need to peel if organic

1 cup (250 ml) mixed berries – frozen or fresh

½ cup (125 ml) purified water, berry or apple juice

50 g organic or farm butter, cubed

100 ml honey or unrefined organic sugar or coconut blossom sugar

 

Crumble:

1 cup (250 ml) rolled oats

½ cup (125 ml) desiccated or flaked coconut

¼ cup (60 ml) almond flour (ground almonds)

¼ cup (60 ml) chickpea, oat or brown rice flour

½ cup (125 ml) walnuts, pecan nuts or almonds (flaked or slivered)

2 tsp (10 ml) ground cinnamon

pinch freshly grated nutmeg

½ tsp (2 ml) sea salt

100 g organic or farm butter, melted

 

To serve:

2 cups double-cream plain yoghurt

1 cup (250 ml) thick cream

1 tsp (5 ml) pure vanilla extract

¼ cup (60 ml) raw honey

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Add the fruit and water into an oven-proof dish.
  3. Arrange the cubed butter blocks over the fruit and drizzle the honey or sugar on top.
  4. Mix all the dry ingredients, then add the melted butter. Mix to form crumbles.
  5. Spread the crumble mix over the top of the fruit.
  6. Bake for an hour, till the crumble is brown and bubbly.
  7. Serve with creamy yoghurt mix and make sure to have leftovers for breakfast!

Variation:

Replace the berries with the following: ½ cup raisins, 1 tsp cinnamon sprinkled over apple and ½ cup broken pecan nuts (optional).

Recipe courtesy of Heidi du Preez

www.naturalnutrition.co.za

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