There’s something really special about eating with the seasons…
In the Greater Vancouver area we’re blessed with a bounty of incredible produce from squash and parsnips to rutabagas. But our personal favorite at Full Circle, is all the incredible apples that are harvested this time of year. On the blog today, we have our mouths watering over the thoughts of Apple Crumble. With it’s aromatic sweetness and subtle notes of spice, apple crumble is a consistent comfort for us. It’s warming and grounding for our bodies and the enzymes within are positively stimulating for our digestive system. This is one dish that is sure to satisfy us all Winter long. So hop on over to a local farmers market and take your pick of all the crisp, sweet and fresh apples that await you! Below we’ve placed a simple recipe that has been loosely adapted from the blog, ‘The Alchemists’.
For the crumble:
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of rolled oats (purchase gluten-free ones if sensitive)
2 cups of spelt flour (omit if trying to keep it gluten-free, and replace with 1 cup of GF rolled oats pulsed into a flour + 1 cup of brown rice flour)
1/4 cup of brown rice flour
1/3 cup of coconut sugar or maple sugar (yum!)
Dash of salt
1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
For the apples:
Approx. 8 medium sized apples (any variety will do, but we like honeycrisps and galas)
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of cardamom
1 tsp of cinnamon
dash of lemon juice
- Beginning with the crumble portion, add all the dry ingredients into a bowl, omitting the coconut oil.
- Melt the coconut oil on the stove and once it’s liquid add it to the bowl of dry ingredients and thoroughly combine together.
- Pop the crumble mixture into freezer for about 15 minutes to let the coconut oil harden a bit (this is essential for that crumbly texture later on!)
- Peel your apples and chop them up into bite size pieces. Toss them into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and give them a good toss so that they’re evenly coated.
- Place the apples into a pie dish and cover them with the crumble mixture.
- Throw it all into the oven at 350 degrees and let them bake for approx. 30 mins and there you have it! A luscious and nourishing Apple Crumble to dive into.
- (Optional) serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!