I’m on my usual springtime extreme health kick so my recipes will be healthy ones. That’s not to say that they won’t still be awesome because I like to think that I specialize in making healthy stuff taste great and / or finding recipes that do. So. If you are also being super healthy with your life, and you should be…you will understand the need for the occasional desserty item. I like this recipe because it satisfies the post-dinner sweet craving and I can add a little bit of it to my morning yogurt – the entire recipe has 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and a little bit of carbs in the form of oatmeal (or quinoa flakes), so I”m pretty sure you can handle it. I used blueberries and it tastes totally awesome.
Flourless Any Fruit Crumble
adapted from “It’s All Good“
Serves 2-3 (double the recipe to serve 6 – no problem)
2 cups fruit (berries or diced peaches, pears, etc.)
2 tbsp real maple syrup
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup finely ground almonds (or other nuts)
1/4 cup large flake oatmeal (or quinoa flakes)
a pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted (or extra virgin olive oil, or melted ghee)
1.5 tbsp unsweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease an 8 inch pan or smallish baking dish. In a bowl, mix together the fruit, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, lemon juice and 1/2 tsp. of almond extract. Scrape into baking pan.
In another bowl, mix together the remaining tbsp of maple syrup and oil. Add the ground almonds, oatmeal (or quinoa flakes), salt and cinnamon. Mix until well combined. Crumble the mixture over the fruit. Bake until topping is golden and fruit is bubbling about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly. Serve and enjoy without any guilt at all.