Roz Purcell is an Irish model, health food blogger and entrepreneur. Her blog www.naturalbornfeeder.com is a haven for home-comfort style food, created with health conscious ingredients for those who may have a dietary intolerance or who want to be comforted guilt free!
"For me, nothing is quite as nostalgic as warm apple crumble. My childhood memories came flooding back to me when I baked this delicious dessert. Growing up it was one of my granny’s favorite desserts to make and a household staple!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to put a ‘naturalbornfeeder’ twist on my granny’s traditional recipe for all those who (like myself) lead a healthy lifestyle but don't want to miss out on the good things in life." - Roz.
This recipe is:
· Grain Free
· Gluten Free
· Refined Sugar Free
· And Dairy Free
12.5oz Ground Almonds
1 tbsp. baking powder (gluten free versions widely available)
2 Cooking Apples- peeled and sliced thinly
1 tsp. cinnamon ground
1 tsp. vanilla essence
2oz slivered almonds
2oz whole almonds with skin
1oz Irish rolled oat
1oz Kerry gold butter or coconut oil (for dairy free)
2 tbsp. honey or coconut palm sugar
· Preheat the oven to 375ºF and prepare a round baking tin lined with parchment paper.
· In a large mixing bowl add in the ground almonds, baking powder and cinnamon.
· In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, honey and vanilla using a fork.
· Add wet mixture to your dry ingredients.
· Combine them well and stir in the sliced apples.
· Pour into your baking tin, smoothing the top evenly.
· For the crumble mix, using a pestle and mortar crush the whole almonds into quarters and halves.
· Place the crushed almonds, flaked almonds and oats in a mixing bowl.
· Heat the butter or coconut oil over a low heat with the honey (or place in the microwave for 40 seconds on high).
· Once melted, pour over the crumble mix and stir until the mixture is completely covered.
· Spoon evenly on top of your cake.
· Place in the oven for 60 minutes covering with tinfoil after the first 20 minutes to avoid the crumble looking over cooked.
· Leave aside to cool for 30 minutes, and enjoy!
Happy St. Patrick's Day,
You can check out Roz's healthy-eating blog here.
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