Today we have chosen a healthy theme for you again, but this time it will also be very tasty. They would lick all ten fingers afterwards. We promise you that. Because it is a delicious dessert that we prepare in a healthy way. And the hero of today’s post will be the apple. Everyone knows that apples are healthy and delicious and so can an apple pie, especially an apple crumble made entirely from wholesome ingredients. We will of course reveal the recipe below, but first we will explain some interesting facts about the healthy fruit.
For a delicious and healthy apple crumble you need juicy apples, preferably from your own garden
Homemade apple crumble cake
Apples – Health Benefits
Apples are one of the most popular fruits out there, and with good reason. They are an exceptionally healthy fruit with many research-backed benefits.
A medium-sized apple is equivalent to one and a half bowls of fruit. It is important to know that the daily requirement for fruit is 2 bowls.
So a medium-sized apple (about 182 grams) contains the following nutrients:
- Calories: 95
- Carbohydrates: 25 grams
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Vitamin C: 14% of the recommended daily requirement
- Potassium: 6% of the recommended daily allowance
- Vitamin K: 5% of the recommended daily requirement
- 2-4% of the recommended daily allowance for manganese, copper and vitamins A, E, B1, B2 and B6.
Apples are not only delicious, but also very healthy
Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. They also contain polyphenols, which can have numerous health benefits. Apples are also rich in antioxidants, which are good for our health. Apples are rich in vitamins, especially vitamin A, which serves as a powerful antioxidant. This helps fight infection and scavenge inflammatory free radicals. However, most of the antioxidant content of the fruit is found in the peel. The vitamin C in apples boosts immune system function and slows down aging. The B vitamins (thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), and pyridoxine (B6)) work together to release powerful enzymes that boost metabolism and other important bodily functions.
There are many varieties of apples
Unfortunately, most commercial apples are contaminated with harmful pesticides. To reap the health benefits of these fruits, be sure to buy organic apples. If you want to rid apples of pesticides and bacteria, you can soak them briefly in a solution of 10 percent vinegar and 90 percent water.
Apples are high in fructose, with a medium-sized apple containing a whopping 9.5 grams of it. Eating too many apples can cause the body’s fructose levels to become too high. That’s why you should always eat apples in moderation!
It’s very easy to make an apple crumble
Apple crumble/apple crumble
Now you may feel more like eating an apple. Of course, it’s best to eat apples raw to get the most of their health benefits. Eat at least one apple a day, with the skin on, and occasionally bake a delicious and healthy apple crumble. This delicious dessert is usually served at celebratory occasions, but its origins are far from cheerful, being tied to WWII Britain. Since there was a shortage of flour, butter and sugar at the time, these were replaced by pastries mixed with various fruits such as apples, blackberries and/or rhubarb.
You can also serve the delicious dessert with ice cream
Apple crumble recipe
The following apple crumble recipe gives this well-known dessert a healthy touch. Unlike apple pie, apple crumble requires less technical skill as there are no pie crusts or lattice detail.
With afternoon coffee
For the filling:
- 4 green organic apples, thinly sliced
- the juice of half a lemon
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
Apples are delicious, crisp and juicy
For the dough:
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour or coconut flour
- 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, softened
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil to grease the baking pan
The secret ingredient – add some nutmeg
Can’t do without cinnamon!
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Combine all filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix all other ingredients well and set aside.
- Grease the baking pan.
- Place the apples in the baking pan and cover evenly with the batter mixture.
- Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove lid and bake for another 25 minutes.
- do a chopstick test.
- The apple crumble is ready when the apples are soft and the batter is brown.
Coconut flour offers numerous health benefits and makes apple crumble even healthier
Why you need to use coconut flour
The benefits of coconut oil have been emphasized time and time again. But what do you know about coconut flour? This type of flour is made from fresh coconut meat after it has been pressed to create coconut milk and once most of the oil is recovered. This dried meat is then grated, leaving the end product with a fine and powdery texture.
Coconut flour is rich in fiber
Coconut flour can be used as a substitute for wheat and grain flours, delivering a mild and sweet coconut flavor and rich texture.
Coconut flour contains 48 percent fiber and therefore it is very suitable for people suffering from insulin resistance or diabetes. In addition, coconut flour is a good source of protein and healthy fats and is very low in carbohydrates.
Apple crumble can also be served in a glass
Rely on cinnamon for a flavor and health boost.
What makes this apple crumble extra delicious is the blend of spices that enhances the flavor of the fruit. Sold in either stick or powder form, cinnamon is popular for its distinctive scent and taste. However, most people are not aware that this spice also has positive effects on the body.
Minerals such as calcium and manganese, as well as fiber are contained in cinnamon. Cinnamon also has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
It smells like… cinnamon!
Enjoy your meal!