It’s still apple season! Yay! So it is time to enjoy some delicious apple desserts! Here is my healthier version of a crunchy apple crumble!
Preparation time: 1 hr
- 6 apples, cored and diced
- 1 tbp of cinnamon powder
- 2 tbs of flour
- 1 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/2 crushed almonds
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- Preheat oven at 350F
- In a large bowl, mix diced apples, cinnamon powder and flour. Reserve.
- In a second bowl, mix oats, crushed almonds, butter, maple syrup and brown sugar.
- In a baking tray, place apple mixture and oat mixture on top.
- Bake for 30-45mins at 350F. Serve with greek yogurt and maple syrup (or ice cream) and enjoy!
All about oats…
Oats are not only very versatile in recipes, they are also a great source of complex carbohydrates, such as starch and soluble fibers.
What are starches?
Starches are a type of complex carbohydrate. Its main function is to bring long term energy (sustained energy) to the body. Many of us tend to limit or eliminate starches in our diets for weight control. However, unlike popular beliefs (myths), starches DO NOT make you gain fat when consumed in moderation. Therefore, you do not need to exclude all starches from your diet.
What are soluble fibers?
Soluble fibers are a type of fiber that absorb water and slows down your digestion. Thus, you will feel fuller for longer! Not only do they keep you full, but they also help lower bad cholesterol in your blood, maintain a healthy blood sugar level, and maintain a healthy digestive health.