Apple cinnamon crumble

This crumble is one of the recipes my mother has made since I was a child.  It is simple, quick, and fun to prepare (you get to use your hands!).  My mother’s secret ingredient has always been Harvest Crunch cereal.  This adds some extra crunch and sweetness, plus the added flavour of the sliced almonds in the cereal.  Although this may not be a traditional oats-only crumble, I think you’ll agree that it’s crunch and flavour are superior to the original.

2 cups Harvest Crunch cereal
2 cups rolled oats (make sure you buy regular oats, not quick cook)
2 cups brown sugar
1 ½ cups flour
1 1/2 cups butter (room temperature)
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl then cut in your butter.  You could use a spoon but it is far easier to mix if you simply get a little dirty and use your hands.  Set your crumble aside while preparing your apple filling.

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1 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
6 granny smith apples

Pre heat your oven to 350 F. Peel & thinly slice your apples and place them in a bowl.  Toss them with the flour and cinnamon until coated.  This step will both flavour your apples and absorb any excess juices, ensuring your crumble won’t be soggy.

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Place your apples in your baking pan and cover them evenly with your crisp mixture.  Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the crisp is browned and the filling is bubbling a bit.  Make sure to let your crumble cool before serving!

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Serve with a large scoop of ice cream (I like Hagen Daas Vanilla Bean) and enjoy warm 🙂

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