Sunday, August 17, 2014

5 Ingredient Gluten Free Apple Crumble

    Okay, okay, you got me...there are technically a handful of blueberries and vanilla ice cream added in my picture. While they are absolutely delicious paired with apples, they aren't necessary. If you have them, add them!
    If you've done any amount of gluten free baking you know that almost nothing has less than 10 ingredients. All purpose flour no longer involves picking up a $2 bag at the grocer, it involves sifting and mixing a blend of several different flours to create some sort of substitute that be used in your baking. I'm so over it! I hate that there is now a tupperware in my pantry that contains at least 10 different kinds of g.f. flours... 10!
    Before we went gluten free I can remember offering to make some gluten free cupcakes for some friends of ours. "This shouldn't be hard," I thought.  Wrong! Making them from a mix involved spending $6 per batch,  making them from scratch meant getting an education! 
This is not that kind of recipe! This is easy as pie...but really it's crumble. It's the perfect dessert for company,  or when you need to bring something to cheer up a friend, or when you're just in the mood for some comforting dessert.
1/2 c gluten free oats
1/4 c melted (salted) butter
1/2 c brown sugar
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 can of g.f. apple pie filling.
(I got mine at dollar tree and it doesn't contain any gluten ingredients)
Heat oven to 350.  Open can of apple pie filling and place in a 8x8 dish. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine melted butter with coconut flour, then add brown sugar and oats.  Top apples evenly with mixture and bake for 20 minutes.  That's it! Serve warm with some ice cream or even a heaping dollop of whipped topping.