16/05/2015

MEAM: MEAW: Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free & Vegan Microwave Crumble.

For those who don't know, for M.E. awareness month (May) I am writing a post, despite my severe illness, every single day. I'm doing this to raise money and awareness for the neurological chronic illness M.E. and the charity Invest in M.E. in the hope that one day we may find a cure. So, I'd really love if you'd head over to my JustGiving page and sponsor me throughout this challenge. Thank you.

I love crumble. It's my favourite breakfast by far. Breakfast you say? Yep, it's that good for you, and even if it wasn't, we're allowed a little treat in between all this pain. This crumble is so easy to eat, nice and soft but with a chewy, crumbly mixture that will melt in your mouth. You can get everything you need from the crumble, yes, the microwave may kill a few nutrients but not too many and it keeps me going so it must be good seeing as i have trouble with getting shaky and dizzy half way through the morning! You get slow releasing carbs from the crumble topping, vitamins and minerals from the fruit and if you have a dollop of coyo with it you have your plant based and healthy fats. Although, sometimes it's nice to have a scoop of ice cream, like in the photo's, and seeing as the crumble's completely sugar free you can just about get away with it. Ta Da! Here's Michael's awesome recipe.

Apple & Blueberry Crumble - Gluten free, sugar free & Vegan (serves 1)

Ingredients:
1 apple (i love granny smith)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup oat flour
1/3 cup oats
2 tbsp vegan spread/butter (more if the flours aren't coming together very well)
  •  You will need 1 cereal bowl.
  • Chop the apple into bite size chunks and place in the bowl with the blueberries. Microwave the fruit for 1 min - 1 1/2, just so the fruit has softened and given a little juice.
  • In a mixing bowl rub the flours, oats and butter until they form a breadcrumb texture.
  • Spread the cruble mixture over the fruit and pop in the microwave 3-4 mins, it won't turn golden but the fruit will be bubbling at the sides and the crumble will be a nice chewy/crispy texture.
  • Done.

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