Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Guilt-free Pleasure

So I've finally started a food blog. It took me forever to decide the subject of my first post but finally... it's here! Since it's Easter holidays, I'm sure many of us are indulging a bit more than we should. Here's my alternative to unhealthy sweets - apple crumble with rolled oats. It's sweet and tasty and you can eat it as a snack between meals without feeling guilty about adding unnecessary kilojoules to your day. 

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recipe below...

Apple crumble with rolled oats


1kg Granny Smith apples
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
4 whole cloves
2 tbs raw sugar
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup water
1 tbs polyunsaturated margarine spread
1/4 cup sultanas 

Peel and core the apples then cut into wedges. In a saucepan add 1 cup of water, apples, cinnamon, cloves and sugar. Simmer on low heat until the apples are tender. In a separate saucepan, melt the margarine. Add in the rolled oats and coat them in the melted margarine. Spread the cooked apples in a round pie dish then sprinkle the rolled oats on top until the apples are completely covered. Sprinkle the sultanas on top of the oats. If you like, you can sprinkle a bit more cinnamon on top for more flavour. Bake in a fan forced oven at 180ÂșC until the oats are golden and toasted. 


  1. kristina! was talking about rolled oats in class last night.. and wondered how to make them.. thanks for the recipe pal. can't wait to see what else u come up with :)


  2. This looks so yummy!! I'm going to try this out. Thanks!! X

  3. Looks amazing! Lovely photos!

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  4. Your blog is a real inspiration! Beautiful work!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  5. Super lovely blog!



  6. I will definitely be trying this out!
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    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL


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