I have been toying lately with sweet recipes trying to find and fine tune healthy alternatives, I blame the weather, which makes me much more receptive to warm hearty dishes and baking than the summer. It is soup and baking season.
For this recipe, I looked at one of my all time favourites, apple crumble and I tried a lowfat, low carb, low GI alternative to the traditional one, which is loaded with butter and sugar and a white flour crumble. Big task indeed and something had to give, so I kept some butter in the mix. However, I have to say that we don’t actually need nearly as much butter as we normally use. I only used 25 grams of butter for a two portion crumble which turns out to be very little when divided by two.
Because of the ingredients used, it is also paleo & gluten free. What else you can ask for?
Ingredients (serves 2)
3/4 tbsp. of cinnamon
2 tbsp. granulated fructose
25 gr. butter
3 tbsp. whole oats or oat bran
For the 0% Fat Cream alternative
0% fat greek yourt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. liquid sucralose
100 ml. soy milk
This is obviously a very simple recipe 🙂 Peel and chop the apple (no core or seeds) into 1 cm squares. place 10 grams of butter in a pan and heat up, when melted, all the apple, stir in and add 1/2 a tbsp. of cinnamon and 1 tbsp. of granulated fructose. Let it cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, mix the oat bran or oats with the rest of the granulated fructose and the rest of the butter with your fingers until you have a crumbly (Dr. Obvious) mixture. Fructose is a natural occurring sugar from fruits and has the advantage of having a lower glycemic index than regular sugar. It still has a significant calorie content and it’s high in carbohydrate, so it is meant to be consumed occasionally.
Once your apples have made your house smell like a bakery and they are nice and gooey, place them in an oven proof container and spread the crumble on top.
To finish it off, bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven and serve with the 0% fat cream alternative (which is a simple mix of all the mentioned ingredients).