Cook & Prep Time: 50 minutes | Feeds: 4 people
One of my favourite aromatic and flavour pairings is apples apples and cinnamon. The whiff of the sweet apples and spices makes me think of the Autumn breeze, pies, and apple cider. Wherever I see this combo on a menu, I’ll naturally gravitate towards it because it’s like a comforting hug on my tongue.
8-10 no name Naturally Imperfect apples, unpeeled, cored
½ cup sugar
½ cup no name Quick Oats
½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup salted butter
1 tsp cinnamon (maybe 2-3 tsp if you love cinnamon like I do!)
I picked up a bag of ‘Naturally Imperfect’ apples and no name Quick Oats for making this apple crumble recipe. I’m sure you probably already have apples and instant oats at home but I didn’t! The ‘Naturally Imperfect’ line carries produce that are a bit dented or scratched up but are still edible. Slightly ugly fruits and veggies need some love too! This definitely cuts down on food waste, which is a huge problem nowadays.
The prep for this dish will take you no time but you’ll have to be patient while flavours melt together in the oven.
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Line a square baking dish with tin foil and grease it up.
2. Wash apples and cut into 8 wedges. Cut wedges in half and toss into a bowl with 2 tbsp of sugar. Lay it out on the baking dish.
3. In the same bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: sugar, oats, flour, and cinnamon. Massage the butter into the mixture with your hands until it gets crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over apples.
4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until apples are fork tender and topping is golden. Serve with a scoop or a tub of ice cream, enjoy!
I recently had an opportunity to check out the grand opening of No Frills at 640 Queenston Road in Hamilton. I’m no stranger to this grocery store because my dad loves getting deals. They have a butcher and seafood counter at this location! My mind was actually blown because I’m not used to seeing these counters at No Frills and it got me a little too excited. Read more about ‘Naturally Imperfect’ products from the Toronto Star.
Some of the products used were provided by Loblaws, opinions expressed are my own.