Apple Cranberry Crumble with Chia Rolled Oats
This classic fall dessert is paired with the protein-rich superfood, chia seeds, for a delicious twist on a seasonal favorite.
The apple crumble is believed to have originated in Britain during WWII. Due to a shortage of pastry ingredients, the crumble was created to replace more extravagant apple pie recipes. Our version is just as delicious and comforting as the original, but with a nutritious addition for a contemporary update to this seasonal favorite.
This Apple Cranberry Crumble with Chia Seeds recipe is a warm dessert which requires just a few ingredients. The traditional topping of flour, butter and sugar is taken to the next level with the addition of rolled oats and protein-packed chia seeds. In fact, an ounce of fiber-filled chia seeds contains 5.6 grams of protein.
Preheat the oven to 360°F (convection oven) or 390°F (upper and lower heat). Peel and quarter apples, remove core, and cut into ½" cubes. Coarsely chop cranberries.
Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan and fry apple cubes, cranberries and honey at low to medium temperature for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix cane sugar, rolled oats, chia seeds and 4 tbsp. flour in a bowl. Then add butter and mix thoroughly using a fork.
Set aside 2 tbsp. of fried fruits for decoration. Divide remaining fruit between 2 baking dishes and sprinkle with rolled-oat crumble. Bake on a middle rack of a preheated oven for around 15 minutes until golden brown.
At the end of the baking time, remove crumble from oven and cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
Decorate crumble with remaining pieces of fruit.
- 2 apples
- 3 tbsp. butter
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup cane sugar
- 1/8 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp. honey
- ½ tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 4 tbsp. flour