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Healthy & Easy Fruit Crumble!

by Libby Babet 30. May 2012 10:02

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The last few days of Autumn have arrived and we're all searching for a little comfort food to make the chilly weather seem that wee bit more enticing... and after awhile, soup just doesn't cut it anymore!

Enter the world's healthiest fruit crumble... it's so packed with whole foods, antioxidants and filling fibre that you could practically eat it for breakfast (in fact, we've done it before, sshhh!). 

And the best bit? It takes about 5 minutes to put together and only 20-30 minutes to bake... you can use the same mix to make crispy biscuits too if you need some new work-friendly snacks.

The World's Healthiest Fruit Crumble (or biscuit mix)!


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large apples of choice, finely chopped, shredded, or cubed - we love pink ladies for this recipe but you could use any ol' kind. The tarter the better though!
  • 1 cup of frozen berries - your choice of blueberries, raspberries, or mixed! 
  • A packet of slivered almonds... or a few handfuls of any nut, processed lightly to create small chunks.
  • Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons of coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups of finely desiccated coconut
  • Optional: handful of rolled oats
  • Optional: honey
  • Optional: yoghurt for serving


METHOD

  • Pop your almonds, melted coconut oil and cinnamon into a blender and pulse a few times 'til well mixed. You could add a dash of nutmeg for a stronger spicy taste too. Pop into a big mixing bowl.
  • Throw your apples, berries, desiccated coconut and (optional) handful of oats into the same bowl and mix everything well until combined.
  • Line or grease a casserole/pie dish and pour your mix into it, distributing evenly OR if making into cookies, at this stage you'd line a baking tray and createsmall, flat cookies from the mix instead, spacing them out on your tray.
  • Optional: drizzle lightly with honey
  • Bake in a medium oven (180 degrees) for around 20-30 minutes, however long it takes for your crumble to get toasty, crispy and start to brown up.
  • Serve as is, or with a generous scoop of plain or vanilla yoghurt


YUM! This recipe is saving our souls (and waistlines) this Autumn so far.


You can also check out this article on Yahoo!7 by clicking here 

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