The tinkering of food to create all these low-calorie, low-fat, low-carb, sugar-free, etc foods has led to a plethora of ultra processed foods flooding the grocery stores. These ultra-processed foods make them hyper-palatable, which appeal to the reward centre of the brain and promote overconsumption, not only leading to weight gain but actually altering your palette to desire less REAL foods. Most clients consuming these types of foods tend to eat their meals on "auto-pilot" - viewing their real, nutrient dense meals as boring and shoving them into their mouth solely to "hit their macros" while fantasizing about their processed dessert cravings. This type of eating behaviour leads to poor satiety, fuelling boredom snacking, hunger shortly afterwards, and the vicious cycle of endless cravings.
Instead of reaching for these modern "frakenfoods" to satisfy your sweet tooth, get back to eating REAL food with this satisfying SnS approved fruit crumble sweetened with earth's natural sweetener - fruit! To add a little more sweetness and create a pastry like topping, we recommend using monk fruit - a natural sugar extracted from the antioxidants found in monk fruit!
INGREDIENTS For the Filling:
4 cups fresh fruit of choice (we used canned peaches and blueberries - do not use frozen as it will get too watery)
1 tbsp lemon zest
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp arrowroot starch
Sprinkle of monk fruit sweetener for added sweeteness (from Nature's Fare)
For the topping:
1/2 cup blanched almond flour
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup monk fruit
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
3 tbsp ghee
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x11 or 8x11 baking dish and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the fruit, monk fruit, lemon zest, and arrowroot starch. Add the lemon juice, gently stirring to combine. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, pecans, monk fruit, cinnamon, and salt. Fold in the butter or ghee, and stir to combine, using a fork or pastry knife if necessary.
Pour the fruit mixture into the prepared dish. Spoon the crumble topping evenly across the top of the dish. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-28 minutes, or until bubbly. The 25 minute mark will produce a softer and chewy topping, letting it bake a few extra minutes will create a crunchier topping.
Serve with your favourite vanilla ice cream or yogurt.