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Cinnamon-Spiced Apple Crumble

This fall-inspired dessert is free from gluten and refined sugar, yet tastes just as indulgent and divine as its’s traditional counterpart.

Buttery oat crumble and slow-roasted apples spiked with vanilla bean and cinnamon with melty ice cream make up this dreamy dessert from popular YouTuber Gaz Oakley’s Vegan Christmas cookbook. 

What you need:

For the crumble:
5 apples
½ cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the topping:
½ cup rice flour
¾ cup almond flour
⅛ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegan butter
½ cup coconut sugar
½ cup gluten-free oats

For serving:
1 pint vegan ice cream
¼ cup of fresh mint sprigs

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the crumble, core apples, cut three into ⅓-inch cubes and grate remaining two. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add coconut sugar and wait for sugar to melt, about 2 minutes, being careful not to burn. Add coconut oil and grated apple and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in vanilla paste and cinnamon and cook for 1 minute while stirring, then add cubed apple. Turn heat down to lowest setting, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  3. For the topping, in a large bowl, place flour, almonds, and salt and stir to combine. Add butter and use fingers to crumble together until mixture becomes like breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and oats. 
  4. Once apples have softened, pour filling into a 3 x 9-inch baking dish. Cover with crumble topping and bake in oven for 15 minutes, or until crumble is golden. Garnish with mint and serve with ice cream. 

Photo credit: Simon Smith

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