Friday, February 25, 2011

Good Food Friday Treats :: cleansers apple crumble

Hayley was so excited to make and snap this one - she called seventy eleven times to tell me so! I don't blame her really...

Cleansers will welcome this one as it comes as a sweet treat for your weekend. Apples are starting to make their way into the grocers - they are delicious and are the all round wonder food being full of antioxidents, canter fighting properties, good for your heart and assist in weight loss. What are you waiting for? Just beware - Hayley will be over in an instant if you do whip it up tonight!

cleansers apple crumble
4 apples
2 peaches
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of crasins (or sultanas)
1/2 cup of walnuts/almonds (or nuts of your choice)
1/4 sunflower seeds

pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
Peel apples and cut into chunks.
Place in a saucepan with 1 cup of water and bring to the boil.
Once boiling, gently simmer for approx 15 - 20 minutes or until the apples are soft.
Remove from heat and set aside. Strain liquid but keep for later use.

In a bowl combine dry ingredients.
In a baking dish, place apples in the bottom to cover the dish. Sprinkle dry ingredients on top. Once done, pour 1/2 cup of the left over juice over the top of the dry ingredients and place in the oven - cook for 15-20 minutes, checking regularly or until the top is golden brown.


*Those cleansing - If you're stuck for dinner tonight (because I've shared a dessert rather than a main) you can't go past a big tray of roast veggies - get in it whatever you can; pumpkin, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, onion. The list is endless!


  1. Thanks Nat.
    Have been loving the recipes and am feeling fab!
    Will definitely have to get onto this one on the weekend.

  2. looks yummy - any suggestions for a gluten free topping. Am supposed to be avoiding oats .. :-(

  3. ha ha... you are a funny lady Nat. Yes I did phone, maybe a little too much, but seriously it is insane and i will be popping around to all of those houses that are baking this on the weekend.

    I feel all kinds of awesome! Such a clear head. xx

  4. OH THANKYOU !! something SWEET !!!!!!!! and some desert !! now i dont have to leave the room when my partner tucks into his !! :)
    still missing my cup of tea though:( but feeling pretty good !! :)

  5. Gluten Free option - you could top with brown puffed rice or puffed corn in substitution for the oats! YUM!

  6. Nat this one looks so good. I think I will just have to make it for myself. xx

  7. ok, i did a bit of research and came up with this one;

    3/4 cup ground almonds
    1/2 quinoa flakes
    1/2 craisins
    1/4 cup flaked almonds
    tablespoon coconut

    Think I'd leave out the coconut next time, and replace the flaked almonds with something a bit crunchy - chopped walnuts maybe.

    Thanks for the inspiration!


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