Choc Chia Quinoa Crumble

Crumbles. Who doesn't love them?

The beauty of a crumble is you can make it with so many different fruits and there are so many variations for the topping!

I like to experiment often with whatever fruit I have going a little soft and whatever pantry staples I have handy! This one arose after I made it at the last minute for some friends who came over for dinner and it was such a huge hit that I make it often now. It's gluten free and can be grain and dairy free also. 

Best ways to eat it:

1) Enjoy straight from the oven on a cool night watching your favourite tv show, couch, pyjamas...you get the picture!

2) Enjoy with friends after a sensational home cooked dinner that you've wowed them with and now they're asking for your crumble recipe. 😉

3) Eat with your kids after dinner or as an afternoon snack and grin inwardly that you're doing a pretty good job at this parenting bizzo!

4) Leftovers for breakfast with some coconut yoghurt? Yes please!  

 

Choc Chia Crumble in bowl

Ingredients

8-10 apples (I used golden delicious)
1/2 punnet of blueberries
1 cup of quinoa flakes (substitute with desiccated coconut for grain free version)
1 cup of almond meal
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
2 tablespoons of cacao
5 tablespoons of butter (use coconut oil for dairy free option)
1 tablespoons of chia seeds  

Choc Chia Crumble large  

Method

Peel and cut up your apples and simmer until nice and soft with a little bit of filtered water and the cinnamon (keep lid on saucepan for this process).

While this is happening, you can make your crumble by simply putting all your dry ingredients (except chia) into a large bowl and add the room temperature butter (or coconut oil).

Crumble and mix in with your fingers until you have a nice looking crumbly mixture. IF you feel it’s too dry, just add a bit more of your good fat.

Once the apples are ready, lift out with slotted spoon and place in casserole or pie dish. Press down and add the blueberries here and there.

Sprinkle the crumble on top, then sprinkle chia seeds over this. If there was any liquid left in the saucepan from apples, drizzle that over the top too.

Bake in oven at 180 degrees for approx 30 mins or until the crumble is cooked.

Serve with full fat double cream or coconut yoghurt and enjoy every mouthful!  

 

crumble

 

Yours in Health,

Alisha

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