Meatless Monday: Vegan Apple Crumble

by deborah on November 24, 2014 · 8 comments

in Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan

Meatless Monday: Vegan Apple Crumble

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of fresh, sweet, juicy organic apples

at my local farmer’s market.

It is also lots of  fun to pick our own apples at nearby orchards.

I’m lucky because there are many within driving distance of my home–which always makes

for a fun and festive outing for family and friends.

Meatless Monday: Vegan Apple Crumble

Of course, the best part is deciding what to make with all of those apples we picked.

We end up prepping, cooking, sharing and eating all kinds of healthy and delicious apple treats.

From juices and smoothies to pies, cakes, bars, crumbles and crisps, apples rock!

They taste good, but more importantly, they are really good for us.

Great for Your Health!

A typical apple serving contains about 126 calories and provides significant dietary fiber.

Apples provide disease-fighting antioxidants which help prevent and repair oxidation damage

that happens during normal cell activity.

They also supply a modest amount of vitamin C.

It’s no surprise that we grew up with the advice that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

In fact, regular consumption of apples can help to:

*Boost your immune system

*Detoxify your liver

*Reduce cholesterol

*Curb all sorts of cancers

*Decrease your risk of diabetes

*Keep your heart healthy

*Fight diarrhea and constipation

*Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome

*Prevent the development of gallstones

*Prevent cataracts

*Avert hemorrhoids

*Protect against Alzheimer’s

*Protect against Parkinson’s disease

*Beautify your smile with whiter, healthier teeth

*Control your weight

Sounds good to me!

Of course, the key to getting these benefits is actually eating apples regularly!

Here’s a quick, easy and nutritious vegan apple dessert to whip up in your kitchen.

Vegan Apple Crumb

Meatless Monday: Vegan Apple Crumble

Ingredients:

Makes 12 servings

7 medium organic apples (pears taste delicious too)

1/2 cup melted vegan butter or coconut oil

1 cup organic oats

1/4 cup ground organic flax seeds

1 cup coconut palm sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2  teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F

Thinly slice the apples and place them along the bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish.

(There is no need peel the apples and you’ll benefit from the extra fiber.)

Melt the vegan butter slowly in a medium saucepan.

Add the oats, flax seeds, coconut palm sugar and spices.

Stir until well combined.

Spread the mixture over the apple slices.

Bake for 45 minutes.

Serve warm and preferably, with a yummy scoop of vegan ice cream!

Enjoy!

 

What are your favorite apple recipes?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.

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Kimberly December 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm at our party. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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swathi December 1, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Delicious apple crumble Deborah, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and featuring this week.

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kimmythevegan December 1, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Oh my goodness! This looks so incredibly good. Thank you for sharing this over at Healthy Vegan Fridays Deborah – it was a perfect addition for our fall & thanksgiving-y food themes.

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Michal December 8, 2014 at 2:23 am

I love apples too :-) I like to eat them with yogurt or just put them with the oven with cinnamon. The apple crumble looks delicious – thank you for sharing!

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