Craving for something sweet ? This humble yet delicious oats and apple crumble pie is sure to tingle your taste buds and not make you feel guilty about the indulgence either. Sounds good?
The crunchy oats and toasted wheat germ crumble layered with sweet, moist slices of cinnamon coated apples is sure to make you feel warm and happy.
This is also a great snack option for kids.
The health benefits of oats is quite well known. Oats is rich in beta- glucan, a fiber that is known to help lower the levels of bad cholesterol. Wheat germ is an excellent source of vegetable proteins, fiber and healthy fats. It is also a good source of certain vitamins and minerals like Thiamin, Folic acid, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc.
Tasty and healthy! Go ahead and try this great snack-cum-dessert recipe.
Hope you enjoy this healthy snack. Happy Baking.
Oats and Apple Crumble Pie
Crunchy oats and toasted wheat germ crumble layered with sweet, moist slices of cinnamon coated apples for a healthy dessert cum snack!
Dry roast and grind the oats.
Roast the wheat germ until it gives a toasty aroma.
Peel the apple and cut into thin slices using a mandolin slicer.
Line a loose bottom tin/ pie mold with parchment paper. [ I used a 6 inch pie mold]
Cut the cold butter into small cubes.
Making the crumble pie
Mix the cane sugar, toasted wheat germ and powdered oats together in a large bowl.
Add the cold butter and mix it in with your fingers.
You will have a bread crumb like mixture.
Transfer half of this crumble to the lined baking dish and press it down evenly to get the 'pie base'.
Coat the apple slices with cinnamon powder.
Arrange over the crumble base. [Cover the entire surface with a layer of apple slices]
Sprinkle some of the crumble over the apple slices and place another layer of cinnamon coated apples on top.
Repeat step 7 until you use up all the apple slices.
Cover the top with the remaining crumble and press down to get an even surface.
Place an aluminium foil and press it over the pie surface.
Place another baking tin on the aluminium foil such that the base of the tin presses down on the pie.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Pre heat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.
Bake the apple crumble pie at 160 degrees for 20 minutes / until it turns golden brown. [ keep the whole setting - with the aluminium foil and the baking tin on top while baking]
Allow to cool completely.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes and slice.
- Oven temperature and time may vary. Bake until the crumble turns golden brown.
- Refrigeration helps to cut neat clean slices of the crumble pie.
- You may substitute the wheat germ with toasted and powdered nuts.