Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian viewers! My family had their Thanksgiving dinner last night so tonight it’s with Shayne’s family. Nothing says Thanksgiving like starving yourself all day, wearing sweatpants at the dinner table and stuffing your face with all the turkey, yams, stuffing and desserts your body can allow! Diet is totally off limit for today and all weekend for that matter!
Typically my parents and grandma do all the cooking and preparation for this holiday, however my grandma’s kitchen is in a middle of a renovation (jolly) and she doesn’t have the room or equipment to do any cooking this year. Which means, I had to do some of her cooking!!!! one word: Intimidating. How was I going to live up to my grandmas cooking? Anyways she had total faith in me (that makes one of us) and she absolutely LOVED everything I made!!
I thought I’d share with you guys the apple crumble recipe as it was a hit at this years thanksgiving dinner but unfortunately not the yam’s. Sorry guys that’s my grandmas secret recipe. This recipe typically is made non gluten-free but I thought since I’m making it this year I’ll try something different.
There are 2 parts to this apple crumble and yet very easy to do. First you want to do is pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Got that done? Good!
Then you’ll want to work on the filling. In a bowl, mix together 4 to 5 small peeled and chopped apples, instead of using butter I thought coconut oil would work great. Make sure it’s not melted and add 2 tbsp. Then add 2 tbsp of gluten-free flour, I use the robin hood brand. 1 tbsp of lemon juice and to top it off 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Stir all together until well combined.
Once done stirring, put the mixture in an ungreased pan or a pie plate, whatever you have handy.
Congratulations, the first part is complete. I told you it’s not a hard dessert. The second part is even easier!! Next you’ll want to make the topping of the apple crumble. In a bowl mix together 1 cup of gluten-free oats, 1/2 cup of gluten free flour, 1/4 cup of maple syrup. 1/4 cup of coconut oil (again, not melted). And 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and vanilla extract. Last is a pinch of salt. If you think you fudged up because your mixture is clumpy don’t worry it’s suppose to be that way.
Put the clumpy mixture on the apple filling and spread around the top as best as possible and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the filling bubbles and the top is golden brown.
Add it with a side of your favourite vanilla bean ice cream and you, girlfriend got yourself a taste treat!!
As my momma always says, TREAT YO SELF!
Make sure to screen shot below and save it for later. It would be a perfect dessert for girls night, family gathering or just a Friday night by yourself. I’m not judging.
Ta ta for now!!