Is there anything more delicious than Fall flavours? Well, if it’s jammed into a dessert fit for one – that’s even better!
On the weekend I experimented with and cooked up some individual apple crumbles – one with an oat topping, and the other with a quinoa topping – both turned out wonderfully!
One of the batches had egg white in the topping and I also experimented without it. Although it tasted delicious, it wasn’t as “crumbly” as I feel most people would expect so for that reason I decided to keep it out – but feel free to try it if you like that super crispy topping! I personally preferred the one with the egg white because I like a topping that’s crunchy and stuck together – but, to each their own 🙂
The mason jar on the left is the oat topping, and the one on the right is the quinoa topping – enjoy!
Gluten Free Individual Apple Crumble in Mason Jars
Ingredients (per 1 x 500ml mason jar)
1 apple (I’ve used both gala and honey crisp) peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
drizzle of maple syrup (approx 1 tsp)
1/2 tsp corn starch
juice from 1/4 lemon slice (approx 1 tsp)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
Crumble Topping 1/3 cup GF rolled oats OR quinoa flakes
1/8 cup almond flour
2 tsp maple syrup
2 tsp melted coconut oil – or a smidgen more so there’s enough to wet the topping
1 tsp ground flaxseed
sprinkle of cinnamon
Optional – 1 egg white (or a little less, 1 egg white works perfectly for 2 toppings) for an extra crunchy topping, but if you prefer it to be loose and flaky, then omit the egg white
Peel and cut up apple into small bite size pieces – place in a bowl and add the cinnamon, all spice, corn starch and maple syrup. Stir and place in bottom of mason jar.
Add oats/quinoa flakes, ground flaxseed, almond flour and cinnamon to a bowl and stir.
Melt your coconut oil and drizzle on top of oat/quinoa mixture as well as maple syrup – stir well. If you’re adding the egg white, add it now and mix it up – adding this will make the mixture a bit more soggy looking but add more oats/quinoa if it’s too soggy.
Place mixture on top of cut up apples in the mason jar and do NOT pack it down – loosely place on top.
Bake at 350F for approx. 25 – 30 minutes (for egg topping) and 20 – 25 minutes (for non-egg topping). Place the jar on the bottom rack (optional place it on a baking sheet for stability) and bake there until there’s about 5 – 10 minutes left – then bring to a higher rack and bake for the rest of the 5 – 10 minutes and watch carefully so the crumble topping doesn’t burn. The dessert will be done when you see the apple mixture getting bubbly for a period of time and lots of juice is getting created as well as topping is browned (see pic above and video below for bubbling example)
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