Today I will show you a special and also “healthy” version of an apple strudel recipe. It doesn’t need any white or brown sugar, just a little maple syrup. The combination with apples and granola will guarantee you a perfect taste experience. Another advantage of this recipe is that it is a very easy one – also people who normally don’t bake can do it – and that in a short time!
- The apple: our favorite fruit
- Apple-granola strudel – the healthy version of the classic apple strudel
- What you should know about puff pastry
- Apple granola strudel: Sweet with maple syrup
- Apple strudel and vanilla sauce
- Fresh Berries as an bonus to the apple-cereal strudel
- How to find other apple strudel recipes:
- Cooking Video Apple granola strudel with apricots and vanilla sauce
The apple: our favorite fruit
Aples are the stars on each cake – the apple. Hardly any other fruit is so popular when preparing cakes and desserts. We love apples for instance as apple pies, apple strudel, apple turnover, apple sauce or just pure as a healthy snack throughout the day.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a famous saying. Does apple strudel count, too?
Apple-granola strudel – the healthy version of the classic apple strudel
With this recipe we don’t need to feel bad – you can definitely eat two pieces of it 🙂
A strudel is never really healthy but with the granola and the maple syrup, it is definitely healthier than the classic apple strudel.
Which granola should you use? In general you can buy any granola you find in the supermarket but I recommend the “princess muesli” from mymuesli.com. It tastes really delicious and offers a big advantage in contrast to other products: you can create the granola to your desired taste. In today’s day and age, when many people suffer from food intolerance, mymueli.com makes it possible for everyone to buy their individual granola.
The princess muesli is particularly suitable for this apple strudel because the cereal with fruits such as strawberries and raspberries tastes delicious combined with apples.
What you should know about puff pastry
For my strudel I use one piece of ready-made puff pastry. In general I make every dough freshly but with puff pastry it is different. It is a very complex procedure to make puff pastry, that’s why I prefer the frozen one. You can handle it easily and it also tastes very good.
Puff pastry likes it hot: 210°C is the best temperature!
The baking temperature is crucial for puff pastry. It likes it hot, therefore you should preheat the oven to 210°C. If it is not that hot, the butter may come out of the dough.
If you can’t get puff pastry, you can also use strudel dough or filo dough.
Apple granola strudel: Sweet with maple syrup
I promised in the beginning that there is no white sugar in my apple strudel. My cooking advice to make the dish sweet without sugar: use maple syrup!
You can use maple syrup in many different ways and it is ideal for sweetening desserts. In combination with the apple granola mixture, it tastes fantastic!
Apple strudel and vanilla sauce
Searching for a special ingredient in your apple strudel? Then try my apple strudel with vanilla sauce, but even just with powdered sugar the strudel itself is a pure delight. But it gets even better if you add the creamy, rich vanilla sauce to it.
The simple trick is to use pre-made cream pudding from the supermarket, add some cream and pour it next to the strudel. If you are feeling fancy, you can also add some apricot jam to the vanilla sauce so it gets a hint of fruit.
Fresh Berries as an bonus to the apple-cereal strudel
To get a superb look, I decorate the vanilla sauce with berries. In my video I used a glass jam but you can also do it with fresh pureed berries.
For the heart shaped decoration, I put two dabs of jam into the vanilla sauce. Then I used a knife to create the hearts. Give it a try, maybe you will find ways to make different patterns. Use your imagination, the sky is the limit!
How to find other apple strudel recipes:
On Ilse’s Blog I have found nice apple strudel recipes with raisins and vanilla sauce. Click here.
On veganpowercooking you will find a vegan recipe for apple strudel.
On lilvienna.com you will find a new apple strudel recipe in English. Especially the pictures on this page are well made. Click here.