I made this dessert for Somjai as surprise, who is pregnant and is undergoing stages of pregnancy cravings. She was eagerly calling me every week asking me to check at department cafe (they are very good with this dessert) if apple crumb was available as she wanted to eat them no matter what. But unfortunately for all three weeks, apple crumb was not in menu. One Saturday we planned to have dinner at Somjai house, I promised to cook capsicum chicken, Vinoo made chocolate raspberry cupcakes and Somjai made spicy Thai noodle, all what going to be mama wanted to eat! So I planned to bake apple oat for Somjai as surprise, not big one though but I love to watch her million dollar expression. when I gave her big bowl, she asked "oh you cooked so much chicken for me" myself and Vinoo kept quite, until she opens to find the one she wanted...all she said was "Ahhhhhhhiiiiiiiii, one 32 teeth smile and thank you Ananda". I melted! She is very expressive lady and can make anyone on this earth to laugh heart out with her timely jokes, if I find no reason to smile or talk I call Somjai, she will make me laugh in less than a minute and make quick plan for dinner to cheer up, wish I could make many more goodies for her, but 24 hrs seems to be less for a day! :)
This is ultra simple but healthy dessert can be had just like that or with one scoop of vanilla ice-cream. It was even great for breakfast.
This pic takes me to apple wonderland :)
4 Granny Smith apples (green apple, peeled and diced)
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder (you can add more or less according to ur taste)
100 gram rolled oats (we wanted crispy and crunchy, can reduce if u want more fruity)
80 gram of brown sugar (according to apple sweetness, mine was sour)
2 table spoon of butter
Preheat the oven to 170 C. Granny Smith apples are called cooking apples as they don't get smashed
after it is baked. Mix diced apple and cinnamon powder and place it in the baking bowl. Now mix
oats, butter and brown sugar. Spread oat mixture evenly on top of apple. Bake to about 20 to 25
minutes until you see juice from apple starts to bubble around the and oats gets crisp.