For this particular dessert I was lucky enough to work along side food stylist and awesome food and health blogger Talida, of Hazel and Cacao and her photographer husband, for a local publication. I talked about my health journey and what inspired me to make a complete lifestyle change for my family and I, along with sharing a couple of my favourite plant based desserts.
The other which I will share at a later date, but if you can't wait, view it on the Hazel and Cacao website here.
So who doesn't love to curl up on the lounge with a bit of warm apple crumble and ice-cream?
(dairy-free of course hahaha)
Actually, for a couple of days after this shoot I actually ate apple crumble for breakfast with zero guilt.
I paired it with my favourite almond yoghurt by The Wise Bunny and it was DELICIOUS!!
Besides it being super tasty, it puts a healthy spin on a classic, without loosing any flavour. And if I'm being honest, I actually think it's a major improvement in the taste department!!
So let me tell you how to make it!!
8 apples, peeled and sliced (I prefer to use green apples, but it's totally up to you)
100g coconut butter
1 cup almond meal
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia
How to Make
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
Place the apple in a saucepan along with 1 tablespoon of water, over medium heat and cook until softened
Layer the softened apple slices and berries along the base of a small baking dish
Using your fingertips, mix together the almond meal, butter, coconut, pumpkin seeds and stevia in a bowl, until the mixture forms a breadcrumb like consistency and then spread the crumble over the top of the apples and berries
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the crumble topping is golden brown
Serve with ice-cream, coconut yoghurt or my favourite whipped coconut cream.
Keep reading to find out how I made this one!!
Whipped coconut cream ingredients
400ml coconut cream (keep in fridge overnight to seperate cream from liquid- liquid can be used in smoothies or any recipe that requires coconut water)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and using a hand-held blender whisk on high speed until thick and creamy.
Serve a dollop with any breakfast or dessert.
This dessert is so simple and my family absolutely loves it!!
Photo Cred: Maddy Voinea