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Peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free

Peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free

 peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free
 peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free

It was soul satisfying to see the wooden trough overflowing with apples and peaches on our dining room table lately but eventually it was time to decide what to make with all that gorgeous fruit.

I wanted a simple, unfussy and forgiving recipe.  I wanted our home filled with a wonderful aroma. I wanted something comforting, delicious and nourishing to eat.

A fruit crumble checked all the boxes.

A crumble is simple to make and requires these things:  a greased pan that’s just the right amount deep, a fruit filling and a crumbled topping. 

 peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free
 peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free

Your fruit of choice is washed, prepped, coarsely chopped and tossed directly into a greased baking dish with some flavouring.

Whatever fruit you choose be mindful of how much sweetener you add to the filling; more if you use rhubarb and less if you use peaches. I didn’t add any sweetener to my apple and peach filling. For flavouring I used lemon, cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg.

This topping, made with coconut oil and almond flour instead of the usual butter and flour, is delicate and crunchy. These are great substitutions if you need to go the vegan and gluten-free route and even when you don’t.

 It was soul satisfying seeing the beautiful wooden trough overflowing with apples and peaches on our dining room table lately, but eventually I had to stop admiring and decide what to make with all that beautiful fruit.

This fruit crumble stands firmly on its own as a weeknight-dessert or you could dress it up with a dollop of whipped cream (non-dairy or otherwise) for a special occasion. I sometimes eat it for breakfast with a steaming hot cup of green tea. 

 peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free
 peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free

Peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free

For the filling:

4 peaches

5 large apples. I used MacIntosh apples.

1/2 lemon, zest and juice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

For the topping:

2 cups large rolled oats

1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 cup brown sugar or sweetener of your choice

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

3/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 F

Lightly grease an approx. 9'“ x 7” baking dish.

Peel, core and chop fruit into chunky pieces. 

Place the apples and peaches in baking dish.

Sprinkle cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg over the fruit. 

Add the lemon zest and juice and lightly toss.

In a large bowl place almond flour, rolled oats, walnuts, sugar, and salt. Mix with a fork to combine. 

Add the coconut oil and continue to blend with a fork until combined. 

Sprinkle crumble topping over the fruit. Try to work on a depth half that of the fruit. Too thick and the middle won't cook.

Press the topping down with your hands or the back of a large spoon.

Place in preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden and you can see the fruit bubbling through from underneath.

Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 peach-apple crumble, vegan and gluten-free
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