Healthy Crumble Recipe

  • Prep time:10 mins
  • Cook time:20 mins
  • Servings:4

A healthy crumble recipe? Yes, you read that right! A deliciously sweet and tart dessert, this plum crumble is the show-stopping way to finish off a healthy dinner, and won’t spike your blood sugars like other desserts would. At just 187 calories per serving, it’d be rude not to!

This healthy crumble is rich in colour, flavour and, best of all, nutrients. We chose plums as the star fruit of this dessert as they’re rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre which help to reduce your risk of various chronic illnesses and aid digestion. The insoluble fibre and sorbitol content in plums helps with constipation relief and healthy digestion, ideal after a hearty evening meal!  

We also developed this oaty crumble topping to be a healthier alternative to the traditional one made with butter, sugar and flour, but it’s just as tasty. Using rolled oats provides that crunchy texture we all know and love, with the added benefit of a decent dose of fibre, protein and antioxidants, including the fibre ‘beta-glucan’ which may improve insulin sensitivity.

This recipe is ideal for the whole family, and fun to make too! It can be easily adapted to whatever fruit you already have in, so feel free to substitute the plums for apples, pears or berries for a decadent dessert that is low in sugar and cost. For more sweet treat dessert recipes that don’t compromise your health, head to The Fast 800 Programme

Nutrition facts(per serving)
Calories187
Protein4.6g
Fibre2.9g
Carbs14.9g
Fat11.3g

Ingredients

  • 4 plums, de-stoned and diced
  • 60g frozen blueberries
  • 40g whole rolled oats
  • 30g butter, diced and softened
  • 20g almonds, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 120g full-fat Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
  2. In a pot on the stove, stew plums and blueberries for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Mix oats, butter, almonds and cinnamon together in a bowl – until it sticks together.
  4. Scoop the plum mixture into a small baking dish and top with the oats. Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve with a scoop of greek yogurt.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat and serve.
  • Freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost and reheat before serving.
  • Batch cook and freeze in portions for a convenient meal.
  • In general, oats are not considered gluten-free. However, evidence does show that uncontaminated oats are well tolerated by most people with coeliac disease. Please choose your oats carefully if you would like to make this recipe gluten-free.

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