This wintery weather has me climbing the pantry, hoping that something good looking and oh so delicious might just jump out. You too? I know, welcome to winter. We want food. Lots of warm nourishing food. It’s perfectly normal for our bodies to crave wholesome hearty foods moving into winter – something just like Lola’s apple crumble. How good does this look? Lola shares her recipe today to take us into the weekend.
Lola’s Apple Crumble
Preheat oven to 180°C.
6 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced into 2 cm pieces
1 lemon, juice only
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups almond meal
1⁄2 cup flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
1⁄4 cup chopped, macadamia nuts
1⁄4 cup flaked, almonds
Place the apples in a pie dish with lemon juice, vanilla seeds and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix until apples are evenly coated.
In a bowl combine almond meal, flaxseed meal, nutmeg, remaining cinnamon and coconut sugar. Stir in coconut oil and mix well until mixture resembles sand.
Cover apples with topping mixture and place in oven. Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden. Sprinkle over chopped macadamias and almonds. Serve with a scoop of organic coconut ice cream from a health food store, or some biodynamic whole-milk yoghurt.