This is THE dessert recipe that helped me stay on the diet! It’s based on the Mini Grain Free Apple Crumbles from Deliciously Ela (see link below). I just added a few more items. I can’t remember how many times I have prepared this recipe and it has always been a success. I serve it with Alpro Vanilla Soya dessert.
For one person:
- 1 red apple
- A small handful of red berries (I use frozen ones)
- 1/3 a cup of almonds
- 2 tablespoons of walnuts
- 5 dates
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 2 or 3 teaspoons of agave syrup or honey
Peel the apple and cut into chunks. Place it apple in a sauce pan with a bit of a boiling water (just to cover the bottom of the pan). Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Put the lid on and boil for 10-15 minutes, until the apple pieces are really soft. Then drain the water.
In the meantime, in a separate pan, put the frozen berries with some water and heat it up so the berries are not longer frozen. Remove from the heat, drain the water and add a bit of agave syrup if you have a sweet tooth.
While the apple and berries cook, place the almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds into a food processor. Blend for a 40 seconds (I use a Vitamix so it goes really fast) or until they break down. I like to leave some chunks in it.
Cut the dates in tiny pieces and add them, together with the agave syrup, the remaining cinnamon and chia seeds. Blend for another minute or so until a sticky mixture forms.
When the apple and berries are cooked, put them in the bottom of a small baking dish, sprinkle with the nut mixture on top.
Then bake at 180C for about 10 minutes.
Serve with some vanilla soya pudding.
Note: I don’t like the crumble to be too sweet and prefer to mix it with the sweeter vanilla pudding. But you might want to add some more agave syrup or honey, especially if you eat it without the vanilla pudding.
And thank you to Deliciously Ella. The photo is from Deliciously Ella website.