Clean Eating Apple Crumble Slices
Apple crumble is a seasonal UK favourite. These healthier, clean eating apple crumble slices have all of the autumnal flavour but in a portable slice. This clean-eating crumble uses wholemeal spelt flour, ground almonds, oats and coconut sugar, for a more natural, nutritious treat.
- Peel the apples and then grate them into a small saucepan. Add the zest and juice of the lemon, and the maple syrup and then cook over a low heat for 20-30 minutes until lovely and soft. Spoon the apple mix into a wide bowl and allow to cool.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
- Add your oats, flour, sugar, almonds, salt, baking powder and ginger to a large bowl and mix well.
- Pour your dry ingredients into a food processor bowl. Add the egg and butter and pulse mix until the mixture comes together in fairly large clumps. If you don’t have a food processor then rub the butter into the dry ingredients to form breadcrumbs. Then add your egg and stir with a spoon to bring the mix into large clumps.
- Line a 7 inch brownie tin with parchment paper, so that along the bottom and up 2 of the sides is lined with one continuous sheet of paper (to help you lift the slices out after cooking).
- Spoon just over half of the crumble mixture into the base of the tray. Press down the mix reasonably firmly to form a bottom layer of pastry.
- Spoon your cooled apple mix over the pastry base, in an even layer that covers all of the pastry bottom.
- Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the top of the apple layer. You can gently press this layer down into the apples but don’t be too firm.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top of the crumble is golden brown.
- You can either serve the crumble immediately as a hot dessert, or allow the crumble to cool completely. Then lift the crumble out of the tin and cut into slices.