Apples always make me happy.
They remind me how something can help me quench my thirst as well as hunger, without the slightest feeling of guilt.
This super nutritious fruit containing loads of fiber and vitamin C, seems to lower the risk of diabetes, heart diseases and various gut problems.Promoting weight loss is one of its linked advantages too, along with many others. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and has powerful medicinal properties. I love to add it to my recipes. The flavor is magical.
APPLE CRUMBLE needs 6 basic ingredients altogether. I take 10 minutes to mix things up and 20 minutes to bake it.
Multigrain flour 1 cup
Baking powder 1 tsp
Powdered brown sugar 2 tbsp
Peeled and thinly sliced apple 1
Cinnamon powder 1 tbsp (i love the cinnamon flavor, you can reduce it if you want)
Virgin olive oil (can be replaced by butter) 2 tbsp to begin with
Few nuts (broken roasted walnuts and raisins preferably) are OPTIONAL.
LET’S DO IT
-I prefer mixing little cinnamon powder and little powdered brown sugar to the flour along with baking powder, to begin with.
-Just mix this flour with oil slowly and keep kneading with fingertips till it looks and feels like breadcrumbs. You can add a pinch of salt if you are using olive oil.
-Take a small flat baking tray and spread a layer of this flour at the bottom. Press it a bit with fingertips evenly.
-Arrange a layer of sliced apples over this and sprinkle cinnamon powder, nuts and brown sugar powder over it.
-Repeat these two layers as many times you can. The final one needs to be flour.
-Sprinkle generously the remaining cinnamon powder at the top.
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes and then bake at 175 degrees for 15-20 minutes or till brown. Keep yourself busy since the aroma in the house drives you crazy. Maybe you can make yourself a smoothie in the meantime.
MY APPLE SMOOTHIE is simply simple with just 3 ingredients. Mix small pieces of peeled apple (1 apple), toned cold milk (half cup) and few drops of vanilla essence.Blend. Add half a cup of frozen/chilled milk (whichever you prefer). Churn again. Pour and enjoy.
This combo is awfully delicious, exceptionally healthy and super quick. Above all its a complete wholesome meal without any more craving left for someone who has a sweet tooth. Well if you are generous, you can share it post lunch as a dessert too.