Apple and Apricot Crumble | Gluten Free

This is a super simple crumble recipe that I paired with a pre-made gluten-free pie crust. However, if you do not have the pie crust to use, not a problem, this is just as good without the crust.

Ingredients:

For the Crumble:

1 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 cup gluten-free flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup melted vegan butter
2 flax eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup walnuts
2-3 TBS maple syrup

For the filling:

1 cup cut-up apricots
1 cup cut-up apples
1 tsp cinnamon
2-3 TBS maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the filling into a pan. Heat the ingredients on medium-high heat until it starts to boil, let it boil for 5-8 min while watching the pan as the ingredients can burn if you do not consistently stir it. Then place the ingredients on low heat and let it simmer for 15 min.
  3. While the filling is simmering, place all of the crumble ingredients into a food processor and blend up until well combined.
  4. Let the filling cool down before you place it into the gluten free pie crust of your choice, I used Wholly Gluten Free’s pie crust.
  5. Once the filling has cooled down, pour it into the pie crust, then place the crumble on top being sure to cover the whole top of the pie.
  6. Place the pie into the preheated oven for 50-60 min, or until the crumble on top is golden brown.

Enjoy on its own or with a scoop of delicious ice cream!


Paleo Vegan Pancakes

Have you ever wondered how to make paleo pancakes without using eggs? Here is the trick, flax egg and make vegan “buttermilk.” These pancakes are a bit more dense than other pancakes but trust me when I say, they are delicious. Follow the recipe below to make your own!

Ingredients:
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup cassava flour (or tapioca/arrowroot starch will work as well)
1 tbs baking powder
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbs maple syrup
1 tbs coconut oil – melted
pinch of salt
1 cup almond milk
1 flax egg

Directions:
1) First make the flax egg and the vegan buttermilk to set as side as they need to sit for a few minutes to work. Mix together 1 tbs ground flax seed and 3 tbs water, mix together and set aside. Mix together 1 cup almond milk with 2 tsp apple cider vinegar and set aside for 10 min to become “buttermilk.”
2) Mix together all the dry ingredients in one bowl, almond flour, cassava flour, baking powder, and salt.
3) Mix together all the wet ingredients in another bowl, flax egg, buttermilk mixture you made, coconut oil, maple syrup.
4) Now add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix together. You can also put all of the ingredients into a food processor.
5) Melt coconut oil on your pan, and place the mixture (which will be a bit thicker), onto the pan. On medium heat it should be ready to flip in 3-5 min.
6) Serve with your favourite toppings, I have a homemade apricot spread and maple syrup on mine.

Enjoy! Tag me on instagram if you end up make these, I love to see all of your creations!

LEW xxx


Apricot Smoothie Bowl

With the uprise in popularity, smoothie bowls are a great way to pack in a lot of nutrition. This smoothie bowl in particular is full of vitamins and minerals from the fruit and seeds.

Apricots in particular have 1 gram of protein, 8 grams of carbs, 34 calories, 0.27 gram of fat, 1.5 grams of fibre, 8% daily value (DV) of Vitamin A and C, and 4% DV of Vit E and potassium.

If you give this recipe a try be sure to tag me on instagram!

Ingredients:
1 Frozen apricot
1/3 cup Frozen cherries
Juice of half a lemon
Thumb sized piece of ginger
3 Ice cubes
9 oz of water

Toppings:
1 Banana
4 Dried apricot
1 tsp Pumpkin seeds
1 tsp Chia seeds
1 tsp Hemp seeds
1 tsp Flax seeds

Directions:
1) Blend together all of the ingredients listed: apricot, cherries, lemon, ginger, ice cubes and water. Once smooth pour into a bowl. Add more ice if you would like a thicker smoothie. You can also add a protein powder if you would like to add more protein to your bowl.
2) Take your toppings and place them on top of your smoothie bowl in whichever fashion you would like.

Enjoy!

LEW xxx