Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mixed Berry & Banana Crumble

Berry bake round 3! Yes, I had to get it right. I wasn't happy with the first go but yesterday's Choc Berry Crumble with the coconut flour topping was amazing and will be made again and again but because I just knew oats would make a great hearty crumble topping I kept going and made this version. 

I'm proud of myself- I got the consistencies right and enjoyed this more than I thought possible for a healthy dessert. It's crunchy, dense but not too chewy, full of flavour and sweetness with a little tart cutting through from the berries. I wish it wasn't summer so I could make this again!

Traditionally this is a dessert, but if you make enough it works just splendidly as breakfast the next morning too- it's really just fruit and oats, so you don't have to feel naughty!
Mixed Berry and Banana Crumble

 Crunchy Crumbly goodness
Gorgeous berry filling
Makes 2 serves
1.5 cups frozen berries
1 banana
2 tbsp cinnamon
stevia to taste
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups rolled oats
  • thaw berries
  • drain the excess thawing liquid
  • preheat oven to 160
  • add vanilla and some stevia to berries
  • process oats, cinnamon, stevia until floury consistency
  • sprinkle 1/3 in an even coating over the berries
  • cut banana into small pieces (a pastry card works well)
  • cut banana into oats (chop with pastry card or knife as opposed to mushing)
  • spread on top unevenly- making sure there are bits sticking up to get crunchy!
  • bake at 160 for 40 minutes or until the berries are bubbling and top is crunchy
  • enjoy!
The banana is key to this recipe, it acts as the replacement for fat in the topping, the other thing you could try if you're not a banana fan is apple sauce instead. I have no more words- just try it. In winter I'll be eating this regularly for sure but for now, I'm heading back to my fruit 'ice creams' and frozen grapes :) 

Hope you're all well and eating the things that make you glow xxx
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    1. This would indeed be perfect for breakfast! Yum..yum..yum! :o)

    2. I agree- what a great breakfast this would make! I'm putting this on my "to make" list. Thanks so much for perfecting it!


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