Ah the humble crumble!! Crumble is one of my favourite (and I would attest; one of the more understated) wintery desserts. It’s spicy, warming, crunchy, soft, a little sweet, a touch salty – pudding perfection in a bowl 🙂 And one of the best parts is that it’s super duper easy! Mix it up and throw it in, no nervous wait to see if it rises or if it’s gooey in the middle. It’s a great dish to whip out when you have company or just want something quick and simple.
But wait, I’ll give you one better… This crumble here is added sweetener free! That’s right, it’s fully sweetened by the fruit alone 🙂 The crumbly topping has no honey or maple, but trust me you won’t miss it as you tuck in to your bowl of goodness. I whipped this version up for a feijoa-loving family we know and it went down a treat 😀 the sugar wasn’t missed at all!
If you’re not as big a feijoa fan (I understand there are those out there who aren’t as enlightened on the deliciousness of this fruit!) feel free to swap the feijoa portion out for more apple, or another favoured fruit such as pears or persimmons – it’ll work just as well.
So get cooking, then ENJOY this warming fruity dessert as is or topped off with some coconut milk mousse or your favourite ice cream xx
Feijoa & Apple Crumble (serves 4-6)
2 cups feijoa flesh
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw hazelnuts
1/2 cup raw walnuts
3/4 cup coconut chips
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut oil
Place the feijoa and apples into a medium sized pot and cook over a medium heat until the fruit has softened. Transfer to a baking dish (I use one which is 25cmx15cm)
Preheat the oven to 180’C on bake.
Pour the almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts into the food processor. Blitz until it becomes crumbly. Add the remaining topping ingredients and pulse until it is well combined (don’t over mix as you don’t want it to be too fine – a good crunch is delicious!). Spread this mixture over the fruit in the baking dish.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins, until the topping is developing a slightly golden colour. Remove and serve with ice cream, cream, whipped coconut milk… or whatever you like!
Note to self: any leftovers make a perfect lazy breakfast 😀