You know we are all about those fruit-derived antioxidants, so here is a way to enhance your intake that will also warm your heart on a chilly evening and make you love your life.
We used a small 2-3 person pie dish, but you can scale appropriately.
This is a dairy and egg-free fruit sponge recipe although it is also possible to swap out the coconut oil for butter if that is what you prefer!
For the Filling:
1 large apple
1 cup of fresh or frozen berries
For the Topping:
1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or other bland tasting oil)
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour (we used rice flour to make a gluten-free version)
1 mashed banana
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt
Pre-heat your oven to 180C
Peel and core the apple, cut into cubes and stew in a little water until soft
Put the apples and berries in the bottom of your pie dish
Melt the coconut oil (or butter) and cream it with the sugar in a warmed bowl
Add the mashed banana and combine thoroughly
Add the other ingredients and combine. The consistency is dough-like.
Spread the topping over the fruit and bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden.
Optional: sprinkle with icing or caster sugar.
Enjoy on its own or with yogurt or cream.
We'd love to hear your experiences with this recipe, so please let us know in the comments below if you pulled out your inner domestic goddess and treated your friends/family to this antioxidant-rich piece of yumminess!