This gut loving dessert is easy on digestion, low in sugar and soothing for the soul during recent cold wintery days. Apples contain a natural fibre called pectin, which is food for our good gut bugs. The natural sweetness of the stewed apple and sprinkling of raisins with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and fennel compliment the chewy soft topping of oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Delicious!!
Stewed Apple Ingredients 6 small red apples (Or 4 large apples) ¼ cup of water 1 tsp cinnamon (or more) ½ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp of fennel seeds 1 tsp cornflower 20g of raisins (about 1 Tbsp.)
Topping Ingredients 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil ½ cup of organic rolled oats 1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds 1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds 10g (about 2 tsp) brown rice syrup
Method 1. Core and slice the apples, and place in medium sized saucepan with the ¼ cup of water, the cinnamon, nutmeg, and fennel seeds. Bring to boil, then simmer for 20 mins.
2. Add in 1 tsp of cornflower to thicken. Turn off the heat and stir through the raisins, and allow to rest while preparing the topping.
3. Preheat the oven on the 180 degrees C.
4. In a separate saucepan heat the coconut oil, then add the oats and seeds. Heat through, then add the brown rice syrup.
5. Fill four ramekins ¾ of the way up with the apple mixture, then top with the oat mixture.
6. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, or until browned.
Serve with a dollop of natural pot-set Greek yoghurt or lactose free Greek style yoghurt!
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