Saturday, April 27, 2013

Apple Banana Crumble

Apple Banana Crumble
serves 4-6

4 apples - I like to use 3 different types to add a bit of a different flavor but any variety will do
3 bananas
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 Tbsp agave or honey or even maple syrup (whatever you have on hand!)
2 tsp olive oil (or coconut oil)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
2-3 Tbsp peanut butter (depending on your infatuation with the stuff)
3/4 cup crushed gluten free graham crackers 
pinch of salt
dash of cinnamon

PREHEAT the oven to 350F.

Skin and core your apples then slice into small squares. Place the sliced apples into a bowl and add 1 tsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp agave/honey/maple sweetness, a dash of cinnamon, and a sprinkle of salt...coat evenly. Place the apples on a lined baking sheet and roast for about 10-15 minutes at 350F.

While the apples are cooking, toast your crushed walnuts in a frying pan over a medium heat. Toast until a very slight browning begins. Set aside.

Next, slice the bananas (not too thin--think 2 cms thick) and place into the frying pan with 1 tsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp of sweetner (agave/honey/maple) with a dash of cinnamon and salt. Cook until very little liquid remains in the frying pan. In little bowls, layer your roasted apples, a bit of toasted walnuts, bananas, crushed graham cracker and top it off with a melted blend of the vegan chocolaty chips and peanut butter - in a small po,t simply melt your chocolate chips over a low heat then stir in your peanut butter. I transferred the chcocolate peanut butter into a plastic baggy for topping but could ladle with a spoon. 

This would go great with a nice vanilla coconut ice cream!