Now that it’s officially wintery weather….we can really start to indulge in one of my favourites, hot CRUMBLE.
Although i’m not much of a crumble eater for dessert, I love it mid-morning as a delicious warming breakfast, especially served up with a good dollop of coconut yoghurt.
Instead of the usual straight apple and cinnamon crumble (which I still love) – this is a sweet and delicate version, using in-season pears, fresh ginger, apples, cinnamon and coconut oil.
This is a belly-warming, hearty and healthy dish that you can make and keep in the fridge- ready to heat whenever you need a dose of warming goodness.
I’ve made this a couple of times, and to be honest you can’t really go wrong – so long as you’re not too fussy about the amount of crumble to fruit ratio. If you are, and you find it’s too dry, you can always heat it up with extra hot water and eat as a porridge. I like to keep the leftover crumble topping and add it to yoghurt or smoothies for an extra crunch. Basically, it’ll never go to waste!
This one has a good nutty crunch on top with a lovely warm layer of naturally sweet fruit beneath. Yum!
5 large organic ripe pears
2 organic red apples
2 – 3 tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 -2 tbsp water (to cook)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
150g organic whole oats – ground down to powder.
150g raw almonds – ground down to chunky crumble.
100g desiccated coconut
5 tbsp coconut oil (about 1/2 cup)
2 tbsp coconut nectar (or your favourite liquid sweetener)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt (himalayan pink salt if possible)
- Turn the oven on to preheat fan-bake 180 degrees. Peel and chop pears and apples into cubes, place in a large pot with the water, coconut oil, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring the pot to a medium – high heat and leave simmering with the lid just off.
- In a large bowl to the side, mix together the crumble ingredients. Add the dry ground oats, almonds, coconut, salt and cinnamon first and mix well. Then add the melted coconut oil, coconut nectar and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.
- Once the pear mixture is lovely, soft and juicy, pour the mixture into an oven-proof dish (depth dependant on your preference). Be careful not to add too much liquid, you may need to strain it if there’s too much juice.
- Start to spoon a generous layer of crumble on top. Again, the amount here depends what ratio of fruit / crumble you prefer.
- Then pop the tray into the oven and bake until golden on top – about 20 – 30 minutes. If you find it browns too soon, you can cover the top in tin foil and continue to bake.
- Serve hot with a good scoop of coconut yoghurt or coconut ice cream OR coconut whipped cream! OR if your more partial to regular yoghurt or cream, go right ahead….mmm mmmm. Prepare to have your household in scent-heaven.
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