Thursday, 6 August 2015

Apple Crumble Using GF Oats


Ingredients
800g Granny Smith apples, peeled, cubed and steamed (or tinned pie apple)

1 tspn ground cinnamon
¼ cup tapioca flour
½ cup almond meal (other nut meals work too)
½ cup GF Oats, processed until fine
¼ cup coconut sugar
½ cup walnuts, crumbled
½ cup desiccated coconut
Pinch of Himalayan rock salt
40g Nuttelex or butter soft but not melted
2 tbspns melted coconut oil
Coconut flakes (about a handful)
1 Tblspn water extra if necessary

Method
Preheat oven to 160°C
Place the apple in a deep casserole dish and mix the cinnamon through.  Spread the apple evenly over the base of the dish – it should come up the sides of the dish about 5cm.
In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  Add the Nuttelex, coconut oil and water, then using your fingertips, work these wet ingredients through the dry ingredients until the mixture is moistened.
Sprinkle evenly over the apple and press down gently.  Top will coconut flakes.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the top has browned.
Serve hot with almond custard

Recipe inspired by Friendship Foods.

Oats are classified as a Resistant Starch


Have you heard of resistant starch?
Australian’s essentially don’t eat enough of this type of fibre and recent research is uncovering it’s significant health and weight loss benefits.

Starches like found in Gloriously Free Uncontaminated Oats resist digestion in the small intestine and so as they travel through the large intestine where they help to generate a range of beneficial changes that can impact on your wellbeing and waistline in a number of ways:

·      Encourages the growth of healthy bacteria, this is known as the “prebiotic effect”
·      Reduces GI of the meal and foods eaten
·      Makes you feel full and helps prevent over eating
·      Protects the bowels against damage, including damage caused by excessive protein in the diet
·      Helps to keep you regular

Resource: Grains and Legumes Association

Order your GF Oats here