Homemade apple crumble

Homemade apple crumble

Apple crumble serves 8

For the crumble:

140 g oats

140 g flour (you can use a gluten free flour mix)

140 g butter

90 g Soft brown sugar

2 ml ground cinnamon

Even though oats is gluten free, it does contain a protein called avenin. People suffering from gluten allergy or intolerance can react to this protein. Oats sometimes also cross contaminate with other gluten containing grains when processed. So if you dont react to gluten, oats should be safe

Apple mix:

2 kg granny smith apples (Its entirely up to you if you wish to peel them)

250g soft brown sugar
(LESS PROCESSED OPTION: 1 cup maple syrup or agave syrup or coconut sugar. I also use a bit less sugar than what the recipe ask for, for I find recipes add way more sugar than what is needed)

2 to 5 ml ground cinnamon

Method:

1. Try and soften the butter by keeping it outside the fridge overnight. You can skip this step by just dicing the butter up in to tiny squares with a sharp knife or instead of cutting it, you can zap it in the microwave for a very short time. Like 5 to 10 seconds max.

2. If you have a food processor (or the "chopper" attachment for your stick blender (see picture), blitz the oats a bit finer first. If not, just keep the oats chunky

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3. Mix together the flour and oats and rub in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs and theres no more visible chunks of butter left. Add the sugar and cinnamon and mix through

4. Peel the apples if you prefer and dice the apple into medium squares. Not too small since the apple will turn into mash - which is not wrong either! It really comes down to personal choice. 

5. Mix the cinnamon and chosen sweetener through the apples.

6. Grease a  baking dish (secret: I always skip this step. The crumble never sticks to the bottom anyway ;) and spread the sugared apple on the bottom of the tray. 

7. Sprinkle the crumble mix over the top and bake the crumble on 165 degrees celsius until the crumble is golden brown and apples cooked. For about 40 minutes. Its good to check that the apples are cooked through to your liking. If you like the apples properly and entirely cooked through so that it almost starting to caramelize, leave it in longer and perhaps turn the oven up a bit. Just make sure the crumble dont burn!

8. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

 

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