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Apple, walnut and dark chocolate crumble

Apple  and chocolate crumble

Apple and chocolate crumble

If only I had a picture to actually match the heaven that is this dessert. It is one of the easiest desserts imaginable and is a  different take on the oat-butter-brown sugar type apple crumble. Oh my, it is moorish. The apple and dates are warm and sweet and soft, matched with the crunchy, flaky top that is walnuts, and the chewy, sweet dates and dark chocolate.

Ok, so the dark chocolate is not a whole food choice. But in tiny bits of joy we can cope, can’t we. And I’m told it’s good for your health in moderation.



5 green apples, peeled and chopped

6 dates, pitted and diced

1 cup walnuts

1 row dairy free dark chocolate

sprinkling of ground cloves and cinnamon


Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Steam/boil the apples, spices and half of the dates for a few minutes until softened. Drain, and place in a casserole dish. Grind the walnuts down in a food processor, stir in the remaining chopped dates and chopped dark chocolate. Sprinkle mixture over the top of the apple/date mix.

Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through and crispy on top.


And then make some more for breakfast the next day 🙂