A Healthy Apple Galette RecipeNaturely
I love following foodie accounts on Instagram as many of you are. They give me inspirations and ideas to cook my own dishes and to write our blog. Recently, I came across Chiara from A Matter of Nourishment in Dublin, Ireland. I was very impressed with her approach to food. Chiara believes that we should have the freedom, joy and confidence to choose what is best for us. She encourages not to be always stressed about the “healthy” and “unhealthy” food standards, instead, we should start looking at the ingredients, food combinations and food quality to meet our body’s needs.
She has kindly shared one of her latest recipes with us – the Apple Galette. This is not your average dessert tart, it’s packed with nutrients and flavour: all ingredients are organic, the dough is made with whole grain flour and has some tahini spice, good amount of apples, topping yoghurt with probiotics. Enjoy!
- 130 g whole grain flour (wheat or spelt)
- 35 g butter
- 1.5 tbsp tahini
- 2 tsp date syrup
- approx. 60 ml milk or hazelnut drink
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
In a bowl, mix the softened butter (at room temperature) with tahini, date syrup (1 tsp), and cinnamon. Add the flour and mix well until you get a crumble-like consistency, then start adding the liquid in small portions (a different flour may require a bit less or more liquid). Mix the ingredients with a spoon for this first part, then in the end quickly knead the dough with your hands – it should be ready in a few minutes overall. If you are not using it straight away, place the dough in the fridge using a covered bowl.
Slice the apples, mix them with the spices and a splash of lemon juice. Roll out the dough (you’ll end up with a circle of approx. 20 cm of diameter) and sprinkle the coconut flour to prevent the base from becoming too soggy. Start adding the sliced apples, then fold the dough up and over the apples to create a border (wet your fingertips to press the internal part of the border and ensure it will stay in place).
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C until the galette is golden brown (approx. 20-25 minutes – I don’t overcook the apples and they are still slightly crunchy at the end). When it’s almost ready, take the galette out from the oven: brush the border with a mixture made of date syrup (1 tsp) and milk or plant-based drink (2 tsp) – add 1/2 tsp of butter in small pieces over the apples. Place in the oven again for a couple of minutes.
Serve slightly warm or at room temperature with a dollop of ice-cream or yoghurt on top.
Note: this recipe is re-shared from A Matter of Nourishment.
BIO – Chiara Gianelli
Chiara applies the same approach that she has in her everyday life, to her business “A Matter of Nourishment”: having a healthier lifestyle and being aware of what you eat can easily be part of your days, and can be a true celebration of great tasty food – freedom, joy, and confidence to choose what is best for you… this is what a healthy lifestyle should be about!
She has a background in chemistry, nutrition, and massage, but she also had the chance to collaborate for a few years with a photographer, she learned to cook from scratch experimenting in her kitchen and she practices yoga. After a few years working in research, she decided to turn her passions and studies into one unique project to help others in changing their relationship with food from the roots.
Chiara teaches her clients how to improve their daily life with a few simple steps, become more intuitive eaters, be more aware around food, and understand that by changing their diet they can truly change their lives. Check out her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
If you have a delicious and nutritious dessert recipe, please comment below and we’d love to share your recipe. Also, feel free to comment or write to us if you have any questions for Chiara. xx