The abundance of apples and pears that comes with Autumn definitely softens the blow of the colder, wetter weather for me, how can you feel anything but comfort and happiness when there is crumble..!
This crumble is unsweetened, but is actually pretty sweet with the cooked pears and natural sweetness of Lucuma powder. If your pallet is still adjusting to sugar free eating, you could by all means add a tablespoon of maple syrup or a sprinkling of coconut sugar, personally I didn’t find it needed it at all.
The combination of ginger, cinnamon & lacuma make this crumble topping so amazingly moreish and extra special.
Cinnamon fools the brain into thinking it’s eating sugar, while at the same time balancing your blood sugar -yippee! Lacuma is an absolutely delicious, naturally sweet, biscuity tasting superfood powder which you can find very easily these days in health food shops or online, and ginger and pear.. well, match made in heaven!
4- 5 very ripe pears
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1 Tbs Lacuma powder
1 Tbs fresh grated ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
3 Tbs melted coconut oil
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Cut the pears into quarters and remove the core. Slice each quarter into 3 length ways and layer into an 8 inch or thereabouts cake tin.
2. Process together the rest of the ingredients except the coconut oil, until you get a fine crumbly texture. Be careful not to over process other wise the mix will become oily and sticky.. should be like bread crumbs.
3. Melt the coconut oil in a small bowl or pan. 2 table spoons of hard coconut oil should yield about 3 once melted. Mix evenly into the crumble mix and sprinkle evenly over the pears.
4. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, watch after 15 to make sure the top doesn’t burn.
Ollie and I actually ate the whole thing immediately, yes, it was wonderful, but I did think that it would have gone really beautifully with some boojabooja ice cream or banana Nicecream (frozen blended banana’s makes the most divine ice cream).
Enjoy my lovelies, as always I love to hear from you.. is there something you would like to see me post more of? Let me know in the comments.
Much love ox