Vegan and gluten free? Sounds like fun

I’m neither vegan, nor gluten-free in my diet, but I seem to be talking to more and more people who are one, the other or both. Whether it’s at my workplace, developing gluten-free crab cakes, chowder or salmon burgers, or just people I talk to at the farmer’s market, online, or random strangers down the street, I find myself thinking of ways to do some traditional recipes without wheat or animal products. This is the latest venture in that realm: Apple crumble.

Gluten-free Apple Crumble

Crumble topping:

1-1/2 cups rice flour

1 cup rolled oats (always make sure it wasn’t processed in the same facility as wheat)

1/3 cup Gold Forest Grains flax seeds

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1-1/4 cups Mighty Trio Organics cold pressed flax oil

1/4 cup Coal Lake Honey Farms alfalfa honey

In a medium bowl, combine the rice flour, rolled oats, flax seeds, salt and baking soda. Stir in the flax oil and honey until a soft, wet dough is achieved. Set aside.

Fruit base:

4 cups apples, cored, chopped into 1cm(1/2″) dice.

1/2 cup Coal Lake Honey Farms alfalfa honey

1/4 cup Mighty Trio Organics cold pressed flax oil

2 Tbsp corn starch

1 Tbsp cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine apples, honey, flax oil, corn starch, and cinnamon. Divide the fruit base into 6 individual baking dishes or put all of it into a large baking dish (22cm x 32cm/9″ x 13″). Top the fuit base with the prepared crumble topping and bake in a preheated 190C/375F oven for 30 minutes until the crumble topping firms up and browns to a medium brown colour. Serves 6-8.


One comment

  1. Becky · July 29, 2011

    Thank you! 🙂

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