Is it even Sunday if you don’t have dessert? With the weather being super chilly this week I was majorly craving a bowl of hot crumble with melts ice cream. There’s something very comforting about homemade crumble- it reminds me of home, curled up on the sofa with Dad’s prized stove blazing, a bowl of mum’s crumble and a cuppa tea- bliss! This recipe takes a more healthy, nutty stance on the traditional crumble, switching flour for ground almonds, butter for coconut oil, and sugar for unrefined coconut sugar. My favourite part has got to be the nutty topping- it is seriously delicious! I use my food processor to blitz the buts, it’s a real time saver, but if you don’t have a food processor then just place the nuts in a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin.  Enjoy – I sure did! :)

  • 2 Apples
  • 3 Pears
  • 2 tbsp Ground Almonds
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon

 

Topping:

  • 75g Jumbo Oats
  • 50g Walnuts
  • 50g Almonds
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 4tbsp Honey
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Peel & chop the apple & pears into small chunks. Melt 1-2tsp coconut oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and add the chopped apples and pears. Stew for approximately five minutes until softened.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the ground almonds, cinnamon and coconut sugar. Add the softened apple and pears, tossing until coated in the mixture. Place into the bottom of an oven proof dish, or ramekins.
  4. For the topping, pulse the nuts in a food processor for a few seconds – alternatively use a rolling pin and bash.
  5. Melt the coconut oil and honey over a low heat. Remove from heat then stir in cinnamon, vanilla extract, jumbo oats and blitzed nuts. Top over the apple & pear mixture.
  6. Place in the oven for around twenty minutes, until the top is golden.