You know what I love about summer? There are so many fresh fruits and veggies!And there are just so many ways you can use them! Just like this one! Sweet and juicy fruits beneath a layer of Goey, sweet and crispy crumble. No, you can’t taste that it is healthy but you are going to want to have all of this at once!
I need to say that I actually got the inspiration from a friend of mine. One night I forgot my keys at home and no-one was there so I stayed over at one of my friend´s houses and her mom had made this ultra tasty crumble. It was with apricots and not super healthy I think but it was amazing! So I thought I wanted to kind of recreate it and asked you guys on instagram what kind of recipes you’d like to see, and you answered crumble.
What is a crumble?
I think the name crumble comes from crumbs. I think you can already imagine what it is. So basically you can make this with any fruit you have on hand. They build the foundation. On top of the fruits are crumbs made out of butter, sugar and flour and then it is all baked in the oven. The fruits will loose some liquid but the flavour will intensify and the crumbles will crisper up. Imagine it as warm fruits with cookie on top.
Is crumble healthy?
Not really. I mean it is healthier than other desserts such as chocolate cake because it is mainly made of fruit but the crumble part is not healthy. Why? It has a lot of sugar and fat in it. Basically no vitamins or nutrients. So yes, it is better and lighter than most desserts but you can’t say that it is healthy.
How to make crumble healthy
This actually is super easy. Easier than expected. We leave the base as it is. So the fruit part is the same. But we change up the crumbles part. Instead of flour we are using rolled oats. But before using them we need to process them in a food processor until they have reached a really fine consistency, much like flour. Oats are super high in vitamins and fibre and are therefore way healthier than white flour is.
Instead of butter we use margarine. Margarine is made out of plants and oils and really high in unsaturated fat. It still is high in calories but it by far does not have such a high content of saturated fat. And instead of white sugar we are using coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is way less processed and actually has a bunch of nutrients and fibre.
If you do not have peaches or cherries on hand, you could make it with berries, apricots or whichever fruit you have. It works best wit softer fruits though. Instead of rolled oats you could use any type of flour such as almond and wholewheat. If you do not have coconut sugar, you can also use brown sugar.
How to best serve it:
When you take it out of the oven let it sit for a few minutes to cool a little bit and let it crispen. Then I love to serve this with ice cream or some kind of yoghurt. Greek yoghurt, oat yoghurt or just normal one. Whatever you have one hand!
I hope that you will like this recipe (I am obsessed with it) and make it on repeat such as I do!
Peach and Cherry Crumble
The best way to use all of the good summer fruits. Sweet and juice peaches and cherries beneath a layer of perfectly crispy crumble. Just a dream.
What you will need
- 2 large peaches
- 200 g cherries
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener such as honey
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 100 g rolled oats
- 50 g coconut sugar
- 50 g margarine
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Remove the pit from the peaches and cherries. Half the cherries and cut the peaches into small slices. Toss them first in the maple syrup and then in the cornstarch. Add them into a baking dish.
In a food processor, process the oats until they have reached a very fine, flour-like consistency. Add the coconut sugar and margarine and pulse again until everything is combined.
Crumble this mixture on top of the fruit and bake it in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Take it out and let cool a little bit. Then serve it with ice cream or yoghurt.
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière