How’s everyone’s weekend been so far?  It’s hot-n-awesome here in AZ!  The hottah the bettah for me.  Later this morning I’m off to go check out a little vegetarian cafe and tea leaf readin’ kinda place.  Hippy Dippy at it’s finest and I’m excited, all the while gettin’ a much needed mommy-alone-time kinda mornin’ becuz Skylar will be with Daddy!

I hope you have time to check out my re-post of the guest yoga post that I did on the beautiful Jenny’s blog.  It was a joy for me to talk about yoga and my journey with it.  I had so much FUN doing that post and it was so carefree-n-easy for me, the way bloggin’ should be!  Which brings me to a little housekeepin’ biznass.

I decided a couple days ago in an effort to get back to keepin’ the blog easier for me to manage cuz some of my posts are just sooo recipe and pic intense, that I’m gonna play around with shorter posts that have less recipes and pics per post but that I plan to post more frequently (hopefully!).  You’ll still get all my recipes and ideas, just in smaller individual doses.  I am gonna do yoga on at least one post per day, but not every post will have a yoga shot or a Tip of the Day.  I just gotta streamline things a bit ’round here so I don’t burn out and so my family not my ‘puter gets to see me, too.  I just wanted to give ya the scoop on that and we’ll see how the new flow, flows.

On to the eats…I’ve got some Raw Vegan Apple Crumble for you.  The last time I made it I was sooo stoked that you loved it and I had such great feedback on it, so I decided to whip up ‘nuther batch.

First take 1/2 c dry oats and grind em.  Then, add 1/3 c almond meal and 3 stickyass medjoolsHaley wrote to me wondering if she can skip the dates?  No hon, you can’t.  You need the stickyness and the binding nature of dates to make a decent raw crust that will be naturally sweetened.  So they’re kinda important.  And if you ever need a midnight snack, dates + nut buttah = sleep like a baby for the rest of the night.

Ingredients to make Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in blender

Grindey in the Vitey

Ingredients ground up in blender

Then press most of that crust mixture into your container.

Portion of blended mixture pressed into bottom of clear container

Peel and dice up 1 med to large apple.  Add 2 Tbsp Brown Shug, 1 Tbsp Cinny, 2 Tbsp Agave

Diced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and agave in bowl

Mix ‘er up

Diced apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and agave in bowl mixed up

Pour that sweetness over your crust.  Slurp slurp that cinny agave juice if you’re thirsty.

Pouring apple mixture over crust in clear container


Apples over crust in clear container

Now back to your remaining crust mixture.  To that, add 2 Tbsp Brown Shug, dash more cinny, 1/4 c oats, and 2 Tbsp Agave.  Blend up.  Now you’ve got your crumble toppin’.  A note to the hardcore raw peeps…do as you wish on the brown shug.  You can always just roll with agave or lucama.

Remaining crust mixture with added brown sugar, cinnamon, oats and agave blended again

Crumble it over the top.  It was 102 F here today when I was making this so things got overworked in my VitaCrumbler very quickly so take ‘er easy.  I was close to having a spready toppin’ rather than a crumble toppin’ which wouldn’t have been a biggie anyway…

Reaming crust crumbled over the apples

…But thankfully, everything turned out perfectly. 

Up close of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in clear container

See that cinny agave juice just waiting to absorb and meld together in the fridge?  Yeah, good stuff peeps.

Side view of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in clear container

Go make yer own already! 

Tip of the Day:  I actually found the apple crumble hits it’s prime at 24-48 hours after you make it so if you can actually make it a day ahead if you were tryin’ to impress someone.  But it’s totally bueno immediately too and ready for your tum-tum, stat.

I dug into some of this after dinner last night and OMG it was quite possibly the best dessert I’ve ever made. 

Close up of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble

It could potentially be better than my Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies….but they are sooo different I guess you really can’t compare.  But maybe you should make ’em and compare ’em and tell me whatcha think? You know you want to.

Raw Vegan Brownies in clear container

 What’s everyone’s fave dessert this time of year?  Are you into pumpkin pies, apple crumbles, nut breads?  If I get e-nuff replies to this question, I will try to raw-i-fy and vegan-i-fy your eats.  I’ve had a request by Miss J for cheesecake.  So gimme the 411 por favor on your fave desserts so I can get to work!

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