make: apple crumble

I don't eat warm apple desserts very often, the texture always gets to me, but there is something about an apple crumple that I can't pass up.  This recipe is a mix of a few I found online so there isn't a way to link to an exact original as I changed up some of the ingredients to better suit what I usually cook with.

You can easily substitute out the sugars or flour for any kind you like, but I'm going to share with you what I used.  In place of refined white sugar I used coconut sugar and I switched out white flour for a 1:1 mix of rice & almond flour that I always have on hand pre-made, for my brown sugar I use sucanat (dried sugar cane juice aka organic brown sugar) and for butter I use earth balance baking sticks.

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Apple Mix Ingredients:
4-5 cups of sliced apples for a 9" round (adjust as needed for the size of your dish)
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
1/4 cup warm water

Crumble Mix Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups of oats
7 tbsp of butter (cut into pieces)
3/4 cup of brown sugar
3/4 cup of almond/rice flour mix

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Peel and slice up your apples and place in your baking dish.  Pour sugar, cinnamon and water over the apples and lightly toss to coat them all.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl mix your oats, flour, brown sugar and butter until all the butter is mixed in.  You can mix with a whisk, fork, mixer or pastry cutter, but I used my hands and it worked like a charm!  After your mix is ready add it to the top of your apples completely covering it. For some variety if you like crunch add in some nuts or even pre-made granola.  Pop it into the oven for  40-45min or until the topping is a golden brown.  Let cool just enough to still be warm and enjoy alone or with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream! 

If you try this version, I'd love to know how it turned out! Enjoy xo

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