You know, I never really understood the whole peanut butter and jelly thing. It just didn’t really seem like two things that would go together. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that being allergic to nuts meant that I had no idea what peanut butter was like. Or because being in England, I had a completely different idea about what jelly was. It took me a while to realise the whole thing was actually about jam! But since making my own free from butter, I’m obsessed with this strange combo!
This has to be my favourite version of apple crumble ; the lightly spiced sweet and juicy apple compote compliments the crunchy granola topping perfectly. It is absolutely delicious and, best of all, this recipe really couldn’t be simpler!
Strangely enough, this pudding is inspired by one of my most eaten breakfast dishes. Homemade granola, warm fruit compote and a big blob of yogurt piled high on the side… it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it! It may sound a little odd, but I could not decide what to have for pudding one day – all I wanted was this breakfast. Then, it hit me, if you put it all together this dish has all the makings of a fruit crumble… genius!
I mentioned before that this recipe was simple, and I meant it! First, you start by making a fresh batch of lightly spiced compote (just place your fruit and spices in a pan with a little liquid and simmer until soft). Next, add the mixture to the bottom of an oven proof dish. Now, mix all your granola ingredients together in a mixing bowl and place on top of the compote making a nice even layer. Then finally, place in the oven until golden brown and crispy. Perfection! For a successful crumble, there is one tip I can give you: Be careful that your ovenproof dish is not too big – you want to make sure that you have a nice thick layer of granola on top of the crumble.
Once cooled store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Serve it lightly warmed up with a big blob of thick yogurt on the side, or even a good helping of ice cream 😊
As an added bonus, you can even eat this pudding for breakfast. It is just granola and fruit after all. My healthy take on the traditional apple crumble; warming, lightly spiced, crunchy and delicious!
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