Health Boosting Apple Crumble
This health boosting, anti-inflammatory Apple Crumble is a great recipe to keep in your rotation as it's easy to make, and a crowd favourite dessert.
The key ingredients for your health, in particular inflammation are:
Apples - provide a great source of important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre, all of which are important for health and well-being. They can also help reduce the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.
Pecans - are full of poly and monounsaturated fats, which helps lower LDL bad cholesterol. Pecans also contain the antioxidant Vitamin E which may protect the body from harmful free radicals and have been shown to help reduce inflammation. A small handful of pecans per day can provide your body with many vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
• 6 medium Pink Lady apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
• 2 tablespoons Manuka Honey
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 2/3 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 125g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• ½ cup pecans, roughly chopped
• ¼ cup shredded coconut
1. Place apples, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and ½ cup water in a medium saucepan. Simmer gently over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for 15 – 20 minutes (or until apple softens). Transfer to a 1.5 litre ovenproof dish.
2. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
3. To make the crumble, add rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, pecans and coconut in a large bowl. Rub the ingredients together with your fingers tips until well combined.
4. Spoon the crumble mixture over the apple. Bake in oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with frozen yoghurt.
|Nutritional Information||Per Serve|
|Energy||1534kJ (365 cal)|
For more tips and ideas on anti-inflammatory foods check out our article on Joint Pain & Anti-Inflammatory Foods.