Coconut Apple Crumble

Not only is this recipe warm and comforting, it is also fairly healthy! I love apple pie and apple crumble but it can get heavy and sugary quickly. This is a lighter version that is equally delicious. My husband actually turned me on to this combination but I made a few upgrades! He used to make this when he wanted something sweet but not overly indulgent. The apples cook in a can of coconut milk which make them tender. The coconut milk adds a rich, creaminess with a natural sweetness. I topped the apples with an oat and brown sugar topping to give it an extra edge! The plan was to use steel cut oats, but my pantry had other plans. I ended up using a protein oat, chia, hemp seed mixture that was in my pantry from Purely Elizabeth, but rolled oats will do the trick!

  • 3 Apples, I used Fuji since they are my favorite
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk
  • 4 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Oats
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes

To Make:

  1. Core and slice the apples – you want to slice them pretty thin so they can get nice and soft while they cook!
  2. Before you start cooking, heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the apples.
  4. Add the coconut milk and stir until melted.
  5. Add 3 tbsp of cinnamon and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract – stir until well combined. Cook for about 15 minutes to allow the apples to become tender.
  6. Meanwhile, lets make the topping! First, melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl add the melted butter, oats, brown sugar, 1 tbsp vanilla and 1 tbsp cinnamon. Stir until well combined.
  8. Once the apples are softened turn off the stove and add the crumble topping on top. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the apples and coconut are bubbling and the topping has turned golden brown. Remove from the oven and let set for 5 minutes. Serve and top with your favorite ice cream!

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ENJOY!

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