Dessert Recipes

Apple & Rhubarb Crumble

Go nuts! Research has shown that eating nuts might help to increase diversity of our gut bacteria! Try adding walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans to increase your plant points and gut diversity!

6.5 Plant Points

6 Servings

Prep: 15 mins | Cooking: 25-30 mins

  • 500g Cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 400g pack Rhubarb, cut into 2cm pieces
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 50g Plain flour
  • 25g Butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp Light brown soft sugar
  • 25g Oats
  • 25g Desiccated coconut
  • 25g Almonds, sliced
  • 15g Pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tsp Ground cinnamon
  • Yogurt, ice cream or custard to serve
  • 1 Preheat oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
  • 2 Combine the apple, rhubarb, lemon zest and juice, maple syrup and 1 tbsp water in a saucepan, cook on low to medium heat for 4-5 minutes until soft and rhubarb starts pulling apart.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in a bowl, rub together the flour and butter, stir in the sugar, oats, coconut, nuts, seeds and cinnamon.
  • 4 Pour apple and rhubarb mixture into a 2 litre baking dish and sprinkle with crumble mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and serve with yogurt, ice cream or custard.

Top Tip

Use fruits in season, for example swap rhubarb for blackberries in the autumn or strawberries in the summer. You can also increase the amount of plant points by adding more seeds or nuts.

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