Individual Apple and Blueberry Crumbles

Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Ever found yourself scrolling through Instagram and wondering why these people you follow seem to have such perfect lives? I mean why wouldn't they share their pretty photos and happy moments in life, I do. But it's easy to forgot that life isn't only made up of those pretty snaps and happy moments. There are the not so pretty moments that people don't usually share. Last week wasn't a great week for me in particular, a few bad days and a doctor's appointment that although was mostly positive, left me feeling rather down. To say I felt like I was in a bit of a funk would be accurate. Why am I telling you this? Well I had to remind myself that it's fine to have bad days, life isn't perfect and neither are people, contrary to what Instagram tells us. Be patient with yourself. 

To help lighten the mood I decided to bake some healthy apple and blueberry crumble . Do I only eat healthy desserts like this? No, of course not, I ate a doughnut just last week, nobody is perfect.



If you don't have individual ramekins, a basic pie dish will work just fine. Be careful when baking these goodies the crumble burns very quickly.


APPLE AND BLUEBERRY CRUMBLES


Ingredients

Yeilds 4 ramekins

4 apples, peeled and cored
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 rolled oats
3 tablespoons xylitol
2 1/2 tablespoons soft butter
A squeeze of honey
1 tsp cinnamon
A handful of pecan nuts
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
A sprinkle of desiccated coconut

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 170* degrees. Cut apples into cubes and steam until tender, about 8 minutes. 

2. While the apples are steaming, mix together the coconut flour, rolled oats, xylitol and butter together. Stir with a wooden spoon until a chunky crumble forms. Lastly add the cinnamon and honey. 

3. Once the apples are cooked, mix them along with the pecans, blueberries and coconut in a bowl. Give them a good stir. 

4. Spoon the apple mixture into the ramekins. Spread the apple evenly. Place the crumble over the tops of the apple. Pressing down the mixture gently to ensure it sticks. 

5. Place the apple crumbles on a baking tray  and bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy them warm or cold.



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