21 July 2014

Easy, Healthy Coconut Blueberry-Apple Crumble

Hello all! 

So I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I had this epiphany and wanted to really start taking better care of myself. I cleaned up my diet, bought some running shoes, and have been actually really liking how I've been feeling. Ben and I usually spend a lot of time cooking and thinking up new meals, so cleaning them up a bit to fit a more balanced diet has actually been really fun and we have a ton of new recipes to add to our little cookbook (if you are interested in following along with some of the recipes we've been trying you can follow my clean eating board on pinterest and of course, my general dinner board). 

Anyway, whilst all that has been going by swimmingly, I still do have my absolutely out-of-control sweet tooth and just eating some berries is never going to cut it for me. Luckily, I found this recipe online and baked it up only to find that it was freaking amazing. 

I know this isn't the healthiest dessert you can find online, but I'm not the healthiest girl you're going to find online either. But I think it's a good middle and a super yummy summer treat when you serve it with ice cream. 

Also, this dessert is super easy because ya don't really need to follow the recipe (I mean, read it), but for the most part it's pretty basic. So I'll give you my lazy girl run down. 

So without further adieu.... 

Chop up some apples. I did one because I only wanted to make four cupcake sized crumbles. 

Throw in some blueberries. Then add in a couple teaspoons of vanilla (or break open a vanilla bean if you have one and empty out the seeds). Mix it around with your hands or a spoon until combined. 

Put the contents of the bowl into your cupcake cups or pie tin (depending on what you decided). 

Now take some coconut chips...

And combine them with a couple tablespoons of butter, flour, and sugar. Really, this is the step I eyeball after making it by the recipe the first time. I personally wanted the coconut to be a more dominating flavor, so I try to use as little as possible of the other ingredients. I think the most important part will be the texture and you can just mold everything around in your hands until the butter helps push the other ingredients into crumble balls. 

But not to be obnoxious, the proper measurements are...

1 Cup Flour (sifted)
1/3 Sugar
120 mg Butter (melted)
2/3 Shredded Coconut

Sprinkle on top, bake at 350 for 22 minutes and viola! Serve with vanilla ice cream!

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