Apple Crumble Cake (sans the bad stuff)

Im telling you, with all the wonderful food feeds I follow on Instagram, its proving to become an issue for my waistline. That being said, I refuse to throw in the towel to the eating healthy lifestyle, and true to form attempted to healthify (health-i-fy...I might have made that up) this recipe. 

The Good - cake (duh!). Apples. Yogurt (protein). Did I already say cake?

The Bad - flour (gluten). Butter (fat). Sugar (poison) 

So, to help give this cake a little spin, I omitted some ingredients, replaced others and messed around with the measurements a little to fine tune it so it will still be delicious yet a little less unhealthy. Now don't get me wrong team, this is STILL a cake, and not a protein shake, so proceed with caution. My aim is to make indulging a little more pleasurable by decreasing the guilt factor. 

Ingredients:

  • 10 peeled and chopped apples (any will work with the recipe)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 c. almond flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/3 c. Greek yogurt 
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. coconut sugar
  • 3 tbs coconut sugar (cooked apple step)
  • 2 eggs
  • juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Make crumble (see below)
  3. In a skillet, cook the apples, cinnamon, juice of 1 lemon and 3 tbs of coconut sugar for about 10 - 15 mins on low heat. The apples should be cooked through and soft. Set aside
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 
  5. In a separate bowl combine the Greek yogurt and vanilla and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl beat the butter and coconut sugar (3/4 cup c.) at high speed for 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time and the coconut oil and beat until fluffy.  Slowly add the almond flour and yogurt mixtures. Mix well.
  7. Spread the cake batter in a parchment lined pan. Top with the apple mixture and followed by the crumble. 

Bake at 350 for about 30-35 mins.

Crumble

  • 1/4 c. coconut sugar
  • 1 c. chopped pecans (any nuts will do)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 1 c almond flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Combine all ingredients and spread over the apples. 
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