I’m not entirely sure what to call this healthy & tasty little experimental dessert! Perhaps ‘Prius’ because it’s a bit of a hybrid! Part apple crumble, part compote, part breakfast… it’s simply composed of 5 core ingredients – apple, cinnamon, coconut oil, manuka honey and (low sodium, low sugar) granola. Unlike apple crumble, this isn’t overpoweringly sweet, but thanks to the baked spices, it packs a serious flavour punch, and is on just the right side of subtle!
In the mind, ‘Baking’ can seem a seriously laborious chore (up there with changing the sheets and taking out the rubbish)… but this dish only involves chopping apples and then sprinkling/drizzling the remaining ingredients around. It’s baking for dummies, and I have found that it’s very hard to get wrong! Granola – yes it’s going to be a touch ‘sugary’, but I opt for most natural option – no refined sugar, low sodium, no preservatives, sweetened exclusively with honey. The good thing about this recipe is that you only need a small sprinkle of granola to make quite a big impact! Read MORE for ‘how to’…
Lets Get Ready To Crumble!
5 x organic apples (I used Pink Ladies)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp manuka honey
Sprinkling of Granola
1. Smear an oven dish with the coconut oil.
2. Chop the apples into 1cm chunks and then deposit them in the dish.
3. Sprinkle a healthy portion of cinnamon onto the chopped apple.
4. Sprinkle a thin layer of granola on top
5. Finally drizzle some manuka honey over the dish.
6. Bake in oven for 10-15 mins on 200, to ensure a nice bronzed surface!
As a little aside, the reason I love apples so much is that whenever I need something sweet, I’ll have an apple close to hand. They’re low in calories, are a rich source of antioxidant compounds (for cell and tissue repair), bursting with vitamin C, and contain heaps of dietary fibre – plus they weigh in at only c. 80 calories per apple (!!!). Enjoy!