Jane is out at ukulele club, so I thought I’d whip up a dessert for when she gets back.
This is a sweet thing that I didn’t imagine I’d be eating this month. Apple Crumble was a winter special in my house, smothered with custard. Custard is also possible on a raw diet, but I thought it was step too far, it required more cashew nuts (plus dates, banana and vanilla extract, I may make it soon).
This is a rich and hearty dessert and the oats provide the crumble with some serious substance, add to that the nuts and you have a hearty topping fit for any fruity base. The tantalising combinations are almost endless….
Many of these raw food recipes will be staying in our diets and this is one of them, we are both learning new techniques of cooking (or non-cooking) and of course, we are now ace salad makers! This will be a key skill with the summer allegedly on its way/here.
We soaked our almonds and raisins overnight to make them softer and easier to blend, we then used the juice of the raisins to sweeten the crumble. Walnuts or pecans would also be a great addition to this crumble.
Below is a picture of the kind of nutters we are! Our nut selection of nuts and seeds is comprehensive, but essential for our playtime with this new lifestyle. Jane and I both lost a little weight when we started the diet, but with all these gorgeous desserts filled with nuts and dates, we are filling out again in all the right places.
This recipe is a doddle as most of the measurements are the same, you can use any vessel (or hand) and just keep things consistent. A great one to just throw together for a quick dessert.
Makes enough for eight people (or four hungry folk)
Crumble – 125g almonds, 125g cashews (or walnuts), 125g oat groats (soaked overnight) or rolled oats with a glug of hot water added (if you aren’t a raw-er), 80ml of raisin juice (the soaking water)
Filling – 125g raisins, 1 kg apple, 2 peaches (de-stoned and chopped), 2 teas cinnamon
Add all of your filling ingredients to a good blender and give it a whizz, we like chunks, leave a few in if you prefer. Set aside in your serving dish.
Give the blender a quick wipe out and then add all of the ingredients for the crumble. Blend until it has all come together and is nice and thick. It should be a little damp, it will set when spread out.
Using a trusty spatula, spread out the crumble onto the fruit filling. Be gentle here, it can get messy!
This will keep overnight in a fridge, but is best eaten on the day. It won’t last long!
We had ours with a little soya yoghurt, vegan creme fraiche would be awesome too.
We Love It!
These amazing raw dessert recipes are coming thick and fast, I’ve just made some chocolate brownies that are a real knockout. Whoever said that raw food was boring and one big lettuce-fest!
An apple a day keeps the dentist away. Apples won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing apples stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.