When it comes to baking, I like to make many things, but crumbles are an easy, delicious, and halfway-healthy dessert option. Sometimes I'll bake myself an individual crumble in a ramekin, this way I can control my portion size. Today I'd like to share my recipe for my Almost-Vegan Apple-Cherry Crumble. (The only non-vegan ingredient is honey.) This can be made with pears instead of apples (both are bountiful during fall and winter months), and it's a great addition to any dinner party, potluck, or game-day celebration.
3 apples or pears, chopped
2 TB lemon juice
1 TB honey
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 bag of frozen cherries, drained
1 TB corn starch diluted in 4 TB water
1 cup oats
½ cup almond flour (or whole wheat flour)
¼ cup shelled hemp seeds (may sub any other seeds)
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup honey
pinch of salt
In mixing bowl, combine diced apples with lemon juice, honey, cinnamon, and cloves. Let marinate for 20-30 minutes (or longer).
Add in 1 bag of drained, frozen cherries.
In a small bowl, dilute cornstarch in water, then pour over fruit mixture and thoroughly combine.
Lightly coat a 6x6 baking pan (or individual ramekins) with coconut oil. First spoon the fruit mixture into baking pan, then top with the crumble topping, making sure all the fruit is covered. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minute. Take aluminum foil off and bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes before eating.