It was a Saturday afternoon and I was grocery shopping with my husband when we passed by the bakery and I noticed an amazing looking apple crumble. I went home craving it and knew it was some time to test out a new recipe of my own!
One thing to know about me is that I have an aggressive sweet tooth. Since changing my diet drastically over the past few years I have cut out things like gluten, wheat, refined sugars and eggs. Although these are some of the key ingredients used in baking, I have not let that stop me from indulging in the things I love. I have taught myself how to bake using alternative and nutritious ingredients. Throughout the process I have discovered just how delicious desserts can still be without the use of some very common allergens.
This recipe is gluten free, vegan, and free of refined sugar. Here is the recipe and I hope that you enjoy!
- 4 Medium apples of your choice (I like to mix a few types together)
- 2 tbs of fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbs of maple syrup
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- ½ – 1 tbs of nutmeg
- Peel and slice apples into chunks
- Mix in lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg
- Pour mixture into a well greased cake pan (I recommend something square and about 1.5 – 2 inches tall
- 1 ¼ gluten free flour mix – I like to use ½ cup sweet sorghum flour, ¼ cup coconut flour, ¼ cup almond meal, ¼ cup amaranth flour
- 2-3 tbs pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup hardened coconut oil
- 1.5-2 tbs coconut butter
- Mix together flour and cinnamon well
- In separate bowl mix together coconut butter and maple syrup
- Add wet ingredients to the flour and spread coconut oil on top
- With your hands mix all ingredients together until all the wet ingredients are absorbed
- Chunks should form and leave those for the crumble affect
- Spread the topping on the apple filling and bake on 375 degress for 20-30 minutes
- The topping should get golden and the apple soft enough to pierce with a fork