Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 in Food, Snacks

Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

One of my all-time favourites is rhubarb and apple crumble.  It’s the perfect comfort food whilst being (relatively) healthy! This recipe is gluten-free making it a good choice if you’ve decided to give your body a break from gluten.

The fibre in rhubarb is great for helping with constipation and keeping you regular; it’s really important to have good digestive health when you’re trying for a baby as you need to ensure that your body is absorbing all the nutrients it needs to support not only yourself through the demands of pregnancy but also your baby.  It’s also rich in vitamin K for bone growth. The good levels of vitamin C helps support ovulation, and protect your man’s sperm from damage, both crucial to getting pregnant.  Vitamin C is also great for your adrenal health so will help your body deal with stress.  And lastly, it tastes divine!

Ingredients:

4 granny smiths apples, peeled and chopped into pieces
4 rhubarb sticks, discard ends and chop into 2cm chunks
100g ground walnuts (you could use almond meal)
100g shredded coconut
40g malt rice syrup
50g butter
60g coconut oil (unrefined)
50g activated buckwheat (optional but I find it gives the crumble a bit more “crunch”)

Method:

Heat the oven to 190c
Combine the other ingredients in a mixer; it will be a bit dough like.
Spread the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and flatten to about 1/2 cm thickness
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until nice and brown.
Meanwhile place the fruit in a pan with about 100ml of water.
Stew the fruit until tender but not mushy.
Once ready, remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool; then break the crumble into small bits
Serve up a few tablespoons of the stewed fruit in a bowl or glass, top with some natural yoghurt and add some crumble.

Perfect hot or cold on a summer’s or winter’s day.