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Sugar-free Apple Goldenberry Omega Crumble

Ingredients

For the topping

  • 85g oats (I like using a mixture of jumbo and instant oats for a more chewy texture, gluten-free if required)
  • 30g wholemeal flour (gluten-free if required)
  • 30g butter (vegan if required) or coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp protein powder (soya bean, pea or whey; you can substitute for more oats if you have run out of protein powder)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling

  • 850g tart apples (cooking apples, Granny Smiths, Pink Lady work well). Peeled and diced into 2cm chunks.
  • 80g dried goldenberries
  • 40g stevia (you can use date syrup, agave or coconut sugar if you prefer).
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 2 ½ tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C Fan.
  2. Make the topping. In a bowl mix together all the topping ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the filling. Mix together the diced apples with the filling ingredients to ensure that there is an even distribution of spices and chia seeds.
  4. Transfer the filling into a large pie dish or deep-filled tray. Compress the filling down with a spatula.
  5. Scatter the oat topping on top.
  6. Pop in the oven for 45-50 mins until the topping is golden brown. If the topping browns too quickly, cover the crumble with silver foil whilst it finishes off baking.
  7. Serve hot or cold.
  8. We love serving this with coconut cream, or regular dairy-cream, custard as a pudding. This also makes a delicious breakfast with a scoop of Greek yoghurt or crème fraiche and a few berries.