Deliciously Ella Experiment #1 – Grain Free Apple Crumble

 

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Welcome to my Deliciously Ella experiment #1 – Grain free Apple Crumble.

I decided to start with the dessert section as we are a family who love sweet treats, so I thought this would go down well!

This recipe is actually taken from the Deliciously Ella app – I meant to do the recipe from the book but was missing couple of ingredients so I emptied the cupboard and went with what we had!

Ingredients:

- 1 red apple

- 1/4 cup almonds

- 4 medjool dates

- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds

- 1/2 a tablespoon of chia seeds

- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

- 2 teaspoon of maple syrup

Method:

Peel the apple, slice into small pieces and then simmer in a shallow amount of boiling water for 10 minutes until really soft.

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While the apple softens, place almonds and pumpkin seeds into a blender until they break down. Then add dates, maple syrup, cinnamon and chia seeds.

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Very sticky!

When the apple has cooked put it in a small dish, sprinkle with cinnamon and maple syrup before placing the sticky nut mixture on top.

Bake for 10 minutes at 180c until hot and crunchy!

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Voilà!

Verdict:

I’m very impressed with how easy this was to make – it took 20 minutes but most of that was just waiting for the apples to cook and then time in the oven. I loved the cinnamon/apple flavour but the crumble topping was a bit hit and miss for me – I liked the flavour but the texture would take some getting used to.

Children’s verdict – the children picked the apple out (which I guess is something!). they quite like the idea of being part of an ‘experiment’ so were happier than normal to try something new. I might have to declare every mealtime to be an ‘experiment’ from now on!

Husband’s verdict – he wasn’t too sure, but once he’d covered it in custard (therefore ruining the sugar free-ness!!) he said it tasted nice!

Overall I’m impressed with how easy (and quick) the recipe was to make – I’m going to try the apple and blackcurrant crumble over the next few weeks and see if that gets a better reception (with some Deliciously Ella ice cream on the side!)

I’m going to try a savoury dish next, I’ll keep you posted!

Xx

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6 Comments on Deliciously Ella Experiment #1 – Grain Free Apple Crumble

  1. allaboutublog@gmail.com'
    Rebecca U
    6th February 2015 at 2:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I have recently discovered Deliciously Ella and made her sweet potato brownies the other day. This sounds like one to try too – love apple crumble and the healthier the better #thelist

    Reply
    • Claire
      11th February 2015 at 4:44 pm (3 years ago)

      Ooh, the brownies sound really good – thinking of making those at the weekend with the girls!
      Thanks for reading.
      Xx

      Reply
  2. rachelmcdougall@rocketmail.com'
    Mumma McD
    7th February 2015 at 12:13 am (3 years ago)

    Yum! This sounds really good to me. I’m following the Paleo lifestyle at the moment, so this recipe will fit in perfectly. Thanks for sharing!!

    #Thelist

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    • Claire
      11th February 2015 at 4:44 pm (3 years ago)

      A lot of the sweet recipes do seem Paleo friendly too!
      Xx

      Reply
  3. youbabymemummy@gmail.com'
    You Baby Me Mummy
    8th February 2015 at 9:56 am (3 years ago)

    Oh I love Apple Crumble, this one sounds good. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    Reply
    • Claire
      11th February 2015 at 4:45 pm (3 years ago)

      Can’t beat apple crumble can you!
      Xx

      Reply

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