We’ve taken the traditional apple crumble and given it a gut-healthy twist. This recipe has probiotics and loads of fibre (more than 1/3 of your daily intake).
Apples provide a good source of a prebiotic fibre called pectin, which is released from apple skins when heated. Pectin also provides something for your good gut bacteria to feast on. When our bacteria are well fed, they produce short-chain fatty acids, which our gut cells use as fuel.
4 peeled and sliced apples
200g fresh cranberries
2 tbsp maple syrup
energy in kcal 359 fibre 11g fat 22g, and of which saturates 8.6g carbohydrates 26g, and of which sugars – 15g protein 8.6g allergens tree nuts, milk, sesame seeds
Pre-heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
Place the apples and cranberries into a large heavy-based saucepan. Combine with the water and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for about 15 – 20 minutes – stirring occasionally until the apples have completely softened.
Mix all the dry granola ingredients into a big bowl, then stir in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix well, until everything is lightly coated.
Pile your apple mixture into a suitable sized baking dish. Scatter the granola mixture over the top. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until the crumble is golden.