barefoot farm byron pecan apple crumble recipe

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Our version of a classic – we like to cut back on refined sugars in this iconic dish, so we recommend using coconut sugar which has a lower GI, packed full of minerals and well as imparting a wonderfully sweet caramel flavour. The Maple roasted Pecan Granola crumble topping pairs so wonderfully with this apple crumble, and you may like to experiment with some variations like swapping apple for pear or 1/2 apple 1/2 peaches to make something unique and amazing.

Apple Mix

  • 4 cups tinned apples
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/4 cup water

Crumble

  • 1 1/2 cups maple roasted pecan granola
  • 120 grams butter (chopped and softened (if needed you can use oil or a vegan butter substitute))
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional, but we think it's worth it)
  • 1/3 cup flour of your choice (we use a gluten free or spelt flour)
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced
  2. Combine tinned apples, lemon juice, vanilla paste and water in small saucepan over low-medium heat. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until apple is slightly softened.
  3. To make the crumble, combine flour of your choice and coconut sugar, maple roasted pecan granola and butter in a bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Transfer apples into a ovenproof baking dish, draining off most of the liquid
  5. Sprinkle crumble mixture over the apples
  6. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden
  7. Serve warm with ice-cream, vanilla yoghurt or whipped cream

Barefoot Farm Australian Pecan citrus loaf

Pecan, Date & Citrus Loaf

Pecan, Date and Citrus Loaf

This indulgent loaf is a nutrient powerhouse that’s perfect for morning, noon and night. Impress your guests with this delicious loaf over coffee, or keep it all to yourself and savour a slice with a cup of tea on a cold winter night.

  • 1 cup dates (pitted and chopped)
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (you can substitute your favourite dry sweetener here)
  • 4 green apples for stewing (you can use apple sauce if you don't want to stew your own apples)
  • 1 cup Mixed citrus peel

Stewed Apple

  1. Peel and dice four green apples and put into a saucepan over medium to high heat with a 1/4 cup of water. Stir often until and break down the pieces with your spoon.
  2. When the apple has turned to mush, take off the heat and set aside to cool. When cool, measure out 1 cup worth for the loaf.

Main ingredients

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 6.5cm-deep, 9cm x 19cm (base) loaf pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends.
  2. Pour the maple syrup over the dates in and add the lukewarm water. Give it a stir and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Sift flour and bicarb soda together into a bowl. Add oats, pecans and sugar until all dry ingredients are well combined. Add the date mixture, stewed apple and mixed peel and stir until the whole lot is thoroughly mixed.
  4. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the mixture so the top is flat and even. Bake for around an hour or until you can poke a knife or skewer into the middle and it comes out mostly clean,

Notes

Serve with butter, creme fraiche, some of our creamy pecan butter or enjoy it on its own!

If you’re like us, this loaf will become a regular with household fights over the last piece. It’s also perfect for customising to suit your own preferences. You can change the sweetener, you can switch out the mixed peel for berries or your favourite fruit… the possibilities are endless.