Having read my articles before, you already know I’m a real “blender girl.” I use blenders, the blender I use here, whenever I can because they make healthy eating very easy. In no more than a few minutes I can whizz up breakfast, soups, smoothies, and even desserts. I love my blender!
But, you might not know that I am also a massive fan of electric slow cookers – also known as crockpots.
What I love about slow cookers is that I can toss in a bunch of ingredients and then, many hours later, come back to a delicious, homecooked meal that I didn’t have to spend time stirring!
Slow cookers come in all shapes and sizes but they all make healthy eating so much easier. You can use a slow cooker to make stews and soups, to slow cook meat, and to even make wonderful desserts.
One of my favorite slow cooker desserts is also a healthy alternative to a traditional Christmas dessert although the combination of seasonal ingredients make’s it perfect for Christmas time. And best of all, you can throw it together in minutes and then forget about it while you are enjoying the Christmas holiday experience.
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Ingredients – makes 10 servings:
7 small, diced red apples
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup old-fashioned oats
5 tablespoons whole wheat flour
4 tsp (7g) ground ginger
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 ½ tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
Lightly coat the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Turn on your slow cooker and set to high to get it warm.
In a large bowl, mix together the apples, cornstarch, and one teaspoon of cinnamon until the apples are thoroughly covered. Layer the mixture on the bottom of the prepared slow cooker, put the lid on, and cook on the low setting for three hours.
Once 2 ¾ hours have elapsed, it’s time to prepare the crumble.
Mix together the oats, flour, ginger, and remaining cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the molasses, agave syrup, and butter. Mix until the ingredients are completely blended no lumps remain.
After three hours, remove the lid, and sprinkle the crumble evenly over the top of the apples. Replace the lid, and continue baking on “Low” for a further 2 ¼ hours.
Remove the lid, turn off the slow cooker, and leave the crumble cool completely to allow the juices to thicken before serving. Or, if you prefer, eat warm straight from the slow cooker. Serve with Greek yogurt, custard, or fresh cream.
Nutrition – per serving:
Carbs 27.1 grams
Fiber 3.7 gram
Fat 2.6 grams
Protein 1.8 grams
More Low Sugar Desserts for Christmas
My favorite low sugar alternatives for this Christmas here.