Why is apple crumble our favorite healthy dessert? There are many reasons. First, oats are good for you because they’re full of nutrients like magnesium, selenium, and fiber.
And they also make you feel fuller, making you less likely to overeat later on and helping you keep off those unnecessary pounds.
Then there are apples: one study performed on mice found that apple juice helped reduce the effects of aging on the brain, and others have found that eating apples can reduce your risk of certain cancers.
Combine those two together, and you’ve got yourself a nutrient-filled, satisfying, memory-boosting food! What more could you ask for? Oh, and it even tastes good!
Here’s my recipe for the best apple crumble you’ve ever had:
Apple Crumble Recipe
- 11/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup margarine (or butter), room temperature
- 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.|
|In a deep pan, mix together the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, and white sugar.|
|In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and margarine. Mix until the texture is semi-chunky so that it looks like a cobbler topping. Pour the mixture on top of the apple mixture in the pan.|
|Cook for 35 minutes, or until golden and sizzling. Serve hot.|
“15 health benefits of eating apples,” Best Health Magazine; http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples, last accessed March 18, 2013.