Apple Berries Crumble

Where do I begin? crispy, creamy and dreamy. I love crumbles. This bowl is basically two layer; a bottom fruit mix and an upper cinnamon-y and crispy oats granola. I started making this after years of eating the plain old oatmeal and to be honest, I was done with it. After reading Dr. Greger’s “How not to Die” over the summer, I came to understand how important it is to incorporate more antioxidants into my diet. Along with oats, cinnamon, ground flax, chia seeds and almond meal, this recipe checks more than 5 items from his daily dozen.

The best thing is: this is an amazing meal to take out. All you’ll need to do is to pack this in a jar with the coconut milk in the bottom and everything else on top. Close the jar and just shake it to mix everything before eating. There’s also a variation of this recipe on BindubyOhoud where I make this exact recipe but into a parfait; perfect for having guests over.

For the Granola Topping
For the Fruit Base
  1. Preheat your oven to medium heat.
  2. Peel and de-core the apple and then cut it into small pieces. Place the apple pieces in a pot and cover the bottom with a little bit of water. Cook the apples for about 5 minutes and then add the berries and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. If you're adding the chia to the fruit, then prepare it by adding a tablespoon of water to the chia in a cup, stir well and set aside. After the fruit cooks and cools down, add the chia mixture and stir well to incorporate.
  4. Mix all the dry ingredients for the granola in a big bowl. Add in the maple syrup or honey and mix everything until the sweetener is evenly distributed and the oats are a bit clumpy. Set aside.
  5. Transfer all the fruit to an oven-safe dish and flatten using a spatula. Top the fruit mixture with the granola and spread evenly. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
  6. Once the granola browns a little bit, remove from the oven and serve immediately in bowls and top with coconut milk.