Hands up who loves an apple crumble? Yeah, I thought that would be all of you. It’s an easy dessert, a great way to use up fruit and it’s endlessly customisable. In my Veggie Desserts cookbook, I included a recipe for parsnip apple crumble, which sounds a bit crazy, I know. But the parsnip gives it a lovely nutty sweetness. I’ve also made crumbles with gingerbread topping or even added pumpkin to the fruit.
This recipe for apple crumble with a Honey & Chia Superflakes topping uses flaked cereal to give the dish that signature crust. The Superflakes work particularly well due to the super-crunchy flakes. I’ve swapped out the normal flour for buckwheat to give it a lovely flavour and make it gluten-free. Then to make it extra healthy I’ve swapped sugar for coconut sugar.
The Superflakes topping makes this easy apple crumble extra special. Similar to cornflakes, Superflakes are a gluten-free way to give the juicy soft apples a bit of crunch. The recipe is also refined sugar-free.
How to make gluten-free apple crumble with a Superflakes topping
Firstly, not all cornflakes are gluten-free. I’ve made this one with new Nature’s Path Superflakes that most definitely are gluten-free and they’re made with sprouted grains such as sorghum. You can also use any gluten-free flour in this recipe, but I’ve gone for an organic buckwheat flour. In fact you can get most of the ingredients in this recipe as organic. Apples are one of the ‘dirty dozen’ of products with a high chance of pesticide residues so I always opt for organic.
You’ll need these ingredients for your apple crumble:
Coconut sugar (or granulated)
Nature’s Path Honey & Chia Superflakes
Buckwheat flour (or other flour)
Butter or non-dairy spread
How to make apple crumble: Step 1 – Slice the peeled and cored apples into chunks and slices of varying sizes. Toss in the spices and sugar then pour into the baking dish.
How to make Superflakes topping: Step 2 – Toss the lightly crushed cereal with sugar, flour, then use fingertips to rub in the butter. Pour onto the apples evenly and bake.
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Apple Crumble with Honey & Chia Superflakes Topping
For the filling
- 4 apples peeled, cored and roughly sliced
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp coconut sugar or granulated
For the topping
- 75 g Nature's Path Honey & Chia Superflakes
- 50 g buckwheat flour
- 4 tsp coconut sugar plus 1 tsp for sprinkling
- 4 tsp non-dairy margarine
- Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
- Mix the spices and sugar in a bowl. Add the apple pieces and mix to coat. Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish.
- In a bowl, mix the crushed cereal, buckwheat flour and coconut sugar together. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the cereal mixture to combine.
- Evenly spread the mixture over the filling, sprinkle with the remaining coconut sugar and bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or cold.
Nature’s Path Superflakes
I made this easy apple crumble with Nature’s Path Organic Gluten-Free Honey & Chia Superflakes in the topping. The organic, dairy-free and gluten-free cereal flakes are extra special as they’re made with sprouted grains.
Sprouted sorghum flour, black bean flour and brown rice flour unlocks vitamins, minerals, protein and flavour. Always good! The crunchy flakes are then coated with a little organic honey and sprinkled with organic chia seeds which are full of ALA omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, magnesium and more. An extra bonus of all this goodness is they don’t go soggy in milk (I love them with almond milk).
Sprouted grains are seeds that have been harvested just before they turn into a fully-fledged plant. Sprouting is a part of the natural growing process, which gives life to the seed – but if you stop it at the right moment, you can unlock far more vitamins, nutrients and flavour than found in ‘normal’ grains.
I remember the Nature’s Path brand well. Growing up in Canada, I often had their cereal bars in my lunch bag. I’m so pleased that they’ve now brought this range of super cereals to the UK. Also in the range is Cocoa & Coconut Superflakes (my kids LOVED them!) and gluten-free organic granolas.
Both variants, Honey & Chia and Cocoa & Coconut, are available at Tesco stores nationwide, priced at £3.50 RRP
About Nature’s Path
- Arran Stephens founded the company in 1985 – having been inspired by his own father’s mantra as a farmer that we should “Always leave the earth better that we found it”.
- He passionately championed a sustainable way of cereal production, using ingredients simply grown and harvested from nature’s abundant larder – including the finest available ancient grains, fruits and nuts.
- Every product is made using methods that do not involve synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers. They also do not contain artificial additives or
- Nature’s Path remains a fiercely independent, family-run business, with an unwavering commitment to maintain organic as a way of life and thinking.
- The company continues to use affordable, sustainable and environmentally responsible farming solutions that look as much to the future as they do to the present
- Further information can be found at naturespath.co.uk @naturespathuk #chooseyourpath
Disclosure: Nature’s Path sponsored this apple crumble recipe using their Superflakes. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make it possible to write Veggie Desserts. I love bringing you vegetable cake recipes, healthy meals, vegan desserts and more!