Easy Apple Crumble

One of my favourite desserts in apple crumble. It is simple, easy, and delicious. Apple crumble is also made from many ingredients that are readily available in my pantry, and when apples are in season is very inexpensive. This is usually one of my biggest cravings!

A great benefit of eating apples, especially when pregnant, are their high fibre content. One apple contains approximately 5 grams of fibre. Fibre help feed the good bacteria in our gut, helps maintain healthy blood sugar, and most importantly when pregnant, reduces constipation. Apple crumble is win-win, it tastes delicious and has some health benefits!

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time 30-40 minutes (I generally find I only need 30 minutes)

Ingredients: 

Apple Filling

  • 2 lb Granny Smith Apples, or macintosh apples. (A lot of times I use discount produce packages at my local grocery store that has a mix of various apples that may be slightly bruised. Great money saver, and they taste the same providing you have some tarte flavoured apples in the bunch)
  • 1 tbsp white flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (or water)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Topping

  • 1 cup cup rolled oats / oatmeal (quick cooking is ok)
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar (loosely packed)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt

To Serve

  • Vanilla ice cream, as desired, but not necessary

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Peel apples, then cut into slices
  3. Place apple in a bowl. Sprinkle with flour, sugar and cinnamon, then pour over lemon juice. Toss, then spread out evenly in a baking dish.
  4. Place Topping ingredients in a bowl. Mix until clumps form, like wet sand. Spread over the apples, crumbling with fingers if required to get that crumbly topping.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove, cover loosely with foil to keep warm and let stand for 10 minutes before serving (let’s the apple filling come together).
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream

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