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For the love of eating : Lola Berry's apple crumble


Winter is well and truly here (in Melbourne at least), and therefore it's time to bring out all those winter warmers.

For me, nothing says winter like apple crumble.  

But as you know, I'm all about health and wellness, so I went hunting for a "cleaner" version.  And boy did I find it.  

You may have heard of Lola Berry already - nutritionist, writer and all-round colourful character.  And it's because of this recipe, that I fell in love with what she does.  

I should also add, my husband, who loves his crumble the traditional way, was completely and utterly taken with this version.  

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Serves 6

Preheat oven to 180°C.
6 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced into 2 cm pieces
1 lemon, juice only
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 cups almond meal
1⁄2 cup flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted 1⁄4 cup chopped, macadamia nuts
1⁄4 cup flaked, almonds
Place the apples in a pie dish with lemon juice, vanilla seeds and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix until apples are evenly coated.
In a bowl combine almond meal, flaxseed meal, nutmeg, remaining cinnamon and coconut sugar. Stir in coconut oil and mix well until mixture resembles sand.
Cover apples with topping mixture and place in oven. Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden. Sprinkle over chopped macadamias and almonds. Serve with a scoop of organic coconut ice cream from a health food store, or some biodynamic whole-milk yoghurt.
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Note: I didn't add coconut sugar, as I thought it was sweet enough.  And we served ours with proper custard made from scratch.  
I'd love to know if you make this one.  Hop on over to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram (@downthatlittlelaneshop).
What's your favourite winter warming dessert?
Have a beautiful weekend!
Amelia xx

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