Protein Apple Berry Crumble

To me apple crumble is the perfect Autumn dessert, its cozy, comforting, cinnamon-spiced & absolutely irresistible! This isn’t however a standard crumble recipe this is a healthy, refined sugar and gluten free crumble with added protein.

As a child, I was never one to crave cake as a dessert but I certainly would never turn down crumble. I decided to make it my mission to make a healthy version of crumble that tasted just as good as the crumble i would eat as a child.

Unlike the traditional recipe that contains lots of sugar, butter and flour. This recipe is sweetened with only a small amount of coconut sugar and low calorie fruit

syrup. The rest of the sweetness and crumble topping is made using a combination of oats and nuts such as desiccated coconut and ground almonds.

To add in extra protein to the recipe alongside the nuts I added a scoop of protein powder, however this is of course optional.

Although this a classic dessert I have to say I’ve also enjoyed this for breakfast. I think of it as deconstructed porridge 😉

Protein Apple Berry Crumble
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 400g cooking apples
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 20g coconut sugar
  • 150g frozen berries
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (i used vanilla) can also use vegan protein
  • 10g desiccated coconut
  • 35g ground almonds
  • 25ml of low calorie fruit syrup
  • 200g porridge oats (if gluten free use gluten free oats)
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
Instructions
  1. Cook the chopped apples with the sugar and cinnamon in a large pan, stirring occasionally – add a splash of water if they start to stick on the bottom. When just about tender and a bit saucy, tip into a large ovenproof dish. Top with the frozen berries.
  2. In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients and then mix in the fruit syrup. Place the mixture on top of the frozen berries and apples
  3. Place in a preheated oven at 170oc for 25 minutes or until golden on the top and hot in the middle.
  4. Serve with custard or yoghurt
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 260 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 38g Protein: 10g

enjoy xx

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