Using my Herogo 2-week fruit and veggie box this week I wanted to create another dairy free sweet treat that reminded me of my childhood, yet super nutritious and something the kiddies would also enjoy!
I used the pears from my box to make this nutritious dairy free pear crumble which is so easy to put together! Adding nuts and seeds to the layer of oaty crumble coats the sweet, soft cinnamon pears perfectly! Add some homemade custard or nice cream to make this a delicious and healthy a family favorite!
Hope you enjoy!
For the pear mixture
4 big pears or 4 cups of diced pears into 1cm
pieces (If the pears are not ripe or sweet
enough, add 1 tbsp of maple syrup to sweeten)
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tbsp arrowroot flour (or cornstarch)
For the crumble topping
1 cup rolled oats – Blended into a flour using a
1⁄2 cup gluten free flour
1 tbsp sweetener of choice (I used Monk fruit)
2 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp salt
2 tbsp almonds, sliced or chopped
3 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 180 C or 350 F and grease 9–10-inch baking dish with coconut oil. I like to use a ceramic dish.
2. Add the chopped pears into a medium sized bowl, add the lemon juice, cinnamon, and arrowroot flour to cover. (The arrowroot or cornstarch helps the mixture thicken while cooking but not essential)
3. Mix the ingredients together until well-combined. Spoon the pear mixture into your prepared baking dish and set aside.
4. To make the crumble mixture, in a separate bowl, add the flours, almonds, oats, sweetener, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, and salt and mix well.
5. Using your fingers, add the vegan butter and start to crumble into the mixture. Then using a fork start to mix it all together. It should look and feel crumbly.
6. Top the pears with the crumble mixture evenly, breaking up any larger clumps. Place into the oven and bake till the edges are bubbly and the top is a beautiful golden brown, approx. 40 minutes.
7. Let the crumble cool for several minutes before serving.