Apple & Blackberry Crumble

 

Since I made it for the first time I completely became obsessed with this recipe! It’s perfect for those wintery days to have a cheeky dessert that’s comforting as well as super healthy. However, it’s a total winner in the summer too as you can serve it with a bit of creamy vegan vanilla ice-cream on the side – yum!

 

Ingredients

Crumble layer 

  • 180 grams oats
  • 200 grams almonds
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 80 ml maple syrup

 

Bottom fruit layer

  • 7 red apples
  • 200 grams blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 180c.
  2. First start by making the crumble layer. Place the almonds in a food processor and blend until it forms a flour.
  3. Then mix the almond flour with the oats in a bowl.
  4. Place a sauce pan on low heat and add the coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla powder and maple syrup. Mix for a minute until the coconut oil is fully melted and all the ingredients are well mixed together.
  5. When ready pour this mixture into the bowl with the almond flour and oats and mix well until all the dry ingredients are coated with the coconut maple mix.
  6. Leave this bowl aside, get ready to make the fruit layer.
  7. Peel all the apples and cut out the core. Then cut the apples into small cubes of about 1-2 cm.
  8. When you are done place all the apple cubes into a large saucepan together with the blackberries, maple syrup, vanilla powder and cinnamon. Before turning on the heat pour in a layer of 1 cm of boiling water, just enough to cover the bottom.
  9. Turn the heat on medium, cover it with the lid and let it simmer for about 15 min until all the fruit is nice and soft.
  10. Once your fruit is ready place them at the bottom of your baking dish, make sure not to transfer a lot of the liquid as you don’t want your crumble to become soggy.  Then add the crumble on top and spread it out nice and evenly.
  11. Place it in the oven for 20-25 min until the top is beautifully golden.

 

Now get stuck in while it’s still warm – it’s the best!

 

 

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Tropical Coconut Mango Chia Pod

 

This recipe is the ultimate breakfast that is so easy to make the night before. You are guaranteed to wake up with a smile the next morning as it will be like you are eating a dessert for breakfast! It’s healthy, sweet and has a little tropical twist! So delicious, even the little ones will love it! Plus, the chia seeds are packed with protein – which is perfect in the morning for a great energy boost! Yum!

 

Ingredients

Makes 2 pods

  • 3 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1/2 ripe mango
  • 80 ml coconut milk
  • 200 ml coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon rasped coconut

 

Method

  1. Add the chia seeds and coconut milk together and leave to set for at least 10 min (until it forms a jelly).
  2. Meanwhile cut the mango into small pieces and put 1/3 of these pieces to the side. Place 2/3 in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Then simply place the coconut yoghurt in a bowl and add the rasped coconut.
  4. Once the chia seeds have formed a jelly add the blended mango and mix.
  5. Now get a glass in which you will layer the ingredients to form your pod.
  6. Start with some chia seed mango jelly, then place a layer of coconut yoghurt on top followed by a few pieces of mango. Then repeat and finish off with some chia seeds and mango pieces on top!

 

Enjoy! X

 

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