Now that the kids are back to school I really like to have some healthier treats on hand. The weekend is perfect to take some time and prepare all sorts of snacks, like cookies, muffins or these apple or plum crumble bites. The apple bites are from last week. We bought our first local apples for this season and there are still plums available. Even though the weather has been exceptionally warm, you can already see the first sings of fall. But for now I am enjoying these beautiful warm temperatures:)
Apple or Plum Crumble Bites
- 3 cups oat flour
- 3/4 cup spelt flour
- 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- dash of sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 5 small apples, peeled and cut into small thin pieces
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
-Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease a muffin tin or line with paper liners.
-For the apple filling combine all ingredients and set aside.
-In a medium bowl mix together the oat flour, spelt flour, salt and cinnamon, then add the coconut oil and maple syrup, stir until well combined.
-Fill muffin tins with about 1-2 tbsp of crumb mix, pressing down to cover bottom. Add about 1 tbsp of apple or plum filling, then cover the fruit with crumb mix, gently pressing down a bit.
-Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely. Store in a airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.
–The recipe is only intended to make either the apple or plum bites, double only the crumb mix ingredients if you like to make both.–
- 2 large plums cut into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
–I just use regular oats and grind them into flour. Measure after grinding.–
Have a great weekend!
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Crumb Cakes or Streuselkuchen can be found in many European Countries. It is believed to be of German Origin. Depending on the Season it can be topped with fruits of you choice. Very popular are plums, cherries or sour cherries. No matter what topping, we truly love it.
- 175g butter, soft
- 175g sugar
- 4 eggs
- 400g flour
- 3tsp baking powder
- 1,5tsp cinnamon
- 200g flour
- 100g sugar
- 1/2tsp cinnamon
- 150g butter
-Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
-Grease a 9×13 baking dish (23x32cm). (That’s the baking dish I used, but it can be larger)
-Whisk butter until foamy. Mix in sugar then add eggs one at a time.
-Mix together flour, cinnamon and baking powder, sift and mix into the wet ingredients.
-Spread into prepared baking dish.
-Peel apples and cut into thin slices. Layer onto the dough.
-For the Streusel: Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon. Add butter in small chunks and mix together until coarse crumbs form. Pour onto apples.
-Bake in preheated 350F/180C oven for about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
-Serve dusted with some icing sugar.
–You could add ground nuts to the crumb mix and add raisins to the apples–
Several Years ago I received a cookbook that features 200 year old recipes from the beautiful Emmental region in Switzerland. If your wondering-yes, this is the region were the Emmentaler Cheese is from:)
Many recipes are well known dishes in today’s households. I am used to eat and prepare baked apples filled with ground hazelnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Such a classic!
Topped with Meringue, my kids thought these look a little bit like snowballs:)
In the book these are called Snow-Apples/Schnee-Aepfel.
- 4 apples
- jam of your liking (I used red currant)
- 1 or 2 eggwhites
-Preheat oven to 375F/190C
-Peel apples (I left the skin on), cut out the cores. Place apples in a baking dish.
-Fill holes with jam. Cover the bottom of your dish with some juice.
-Bake in oven for about 40 min. or until soft.
-Whip one or two egg-whites until soft peaks form, add sugar and keep whisking until shiny.
-Top apples with Meringue and bake 10 minutes, or until lightly brown.
–I used 2 egg whites which gave the snowball effect;)–
–I prepared the meringue with honey–
Recipe from the book: Aemmitaler Chuchi.