Healthy Blackberry and Apple Crumble.

November 7, 2015 • Desserts • Views: 1426

 

This delicious infusion of autumn seasonal fruit flavours makes a delicious dessert or healthy snack for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Ingredients

  • 3 cooking apples
  • Punnett of blackberry’s
  • 2 cup of oats
  • 1 cut of pecans
  • ½ cup of raisins
  • ¼ of a cup of maple syrup
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 5 majool dates

Instructions

Place the peeled and cubed apples and washed blackberries in boiling water until softened. Then place in a baking dishing.

Melt the coconut oil with the maple syrup, cinnamon & nutmeg. Then stir in the oats into the sticky mixture while adding the chopped majool dates & chopped pecans.

Evenly spread the crumble mixture on top of your fruit & place in the oven for 20 minutes on 180C, until golden brown topping.

Benefits

Blackberries have high concentrations of antioxidants. Research suggests that their vitamin content may reduce the risk of gum disease & heart problems, age-related decline in motor & cognitive function.

They are low in calories & high in fibre, as well as being virtually fat free.

Apples are packed full of healthy plant compounds called phytochemicals which have many antioxidant properties such as flavonoids, quercetin & tannins. Apples are also a good source of both soluble & insoluble fibre. Apples also carry a small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus counters the bad influences of sodium.

Research has confirmed that they have a range of health benefits from supporting a healthy heart & properties that protect brain cells against the damage of ageing & Alzheimer’s.

Oats are packed full of dietary fibre called beta-glucan. This particular type of fibre is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. They also benefit from essential minerals such as manganese, selenium, phosphorous magnesium & zinc.

This classic apple & blackberry crumble is ideal for diabetics, vegans or if you are health conscious and want a treat with a great taste.

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