Delicious Plum Crumble is a Healthy Dessert

This plum crumble is delicious and very healthy too because there is no white sugar in it. Also, it is extremely easy to make this dessert.

I love plums!  The best things about them are that plums are a low-calorie superfood that won’t spike your blood sugar levels and the plum benefits for your health are outstanding.

“The branches of the aspen plum
To and fro they sway
How can I not think of her?
But home is far away”
~ Confucius

As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option.  The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you.  The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.  The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based.  Liquid forms will be less processed.  Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness

Coconut oil is actually coconut oilvery good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of  Coconut Oil, this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.

Coconut sugar – Coconut sugar is made from the sap of coconut flowers by boiling it down to dry sugar blocks or a soft paste or a granulated form. Coconut sugar contains a higher amount of nutrients compared to brown sugar as it has some amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, chlorine, magnesium, sulfur, and micronutrients.

Oats – are a low-calorie food that provides high levels of fiber and low levels of fat.  They help tp stabilizes blood sugar and reduces the risk of diabetes while removing bad cholesterol.

If you want gluten-free oats, here is a very good one Harvest Gluten Free Organic Rolled Old Fashioned Oats which is good for cooked oatmeal porridge. For making a crumble, it is better to have one like this: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats

Brown Rice Flour – Has become a staple in my baking adding fiber and nutrition.   It assists in weight loss, helps reduce cholesterol and balances energy.  It is low cost and adds a somewhat dry gritty crumbly texture.

Almonds – Almonds are very tasty and so beneficial for our health. They are my favourite nut; most mornings I add 7 to 10 almonds to my breakfast.

For this recipe and all my recipes, I use Himalayan salt which is actually good for you!

Plum Crumble Recipe

Base Ingredients:

3 cups prune plums, sliced
1/4 tsp Stevia – light liquid in 1 Tbsp water

Directions:

  1. Slice plums.
  2. Place mixture in a baking dish.
  3. Mix in stevia mixture

Crumble Topping:

Ingredients

3/4 cup brown rice flour
2 cup oatmeal flakes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup oil or coconut oil
1/4 cup sucanat or coconut sugar ground
1/2 tsp Stevia in 3 Tbsp water
1/2 cup almonds, chopped

Directions:

  1. Mix oil, sucanat or coconut sugar and stevia/water together in a bowl.
  2. Add brown rice flour and salt to wet mixture.
  3. Mix in well.
  4. Add oatmeal and mix in well.
  5. Mix thoroughly with fingers.
  6. Sprinkle on top of plums.
  7. Sprinkle the chopped almonds on top.
  8. Pat down firmly.
  9. Bake at 350º F. oven for approximately 40 minutes.

Here are some more delicious plum recipes: 

 Sweet Plum Cake – Vegan Gluten Free – I love this healthy gluten free, dairy free and egg free cake. For me it is also important that there are no unhealthy sugars and any healthy sugars be in small quantities. Being vegan is important to me. This is why I create recipes like the one below. Enjoy!

 Fruit Compote – very easy to make and delicious too.

Here are a couple of prune recipes:

 Sweet Prune Fruit Pudding with Custard is Delicious – This prune fruit pudding made with the fruit compote is so delicious. What makes this pudding so special is being topped with the vegan custard. Also, what I really like about it is that there is no sugar added.

 Yummy Prune Jam is Sugar-Free with Apples and Cinnamon – This prune jam was so easy to make. Adding the cinnamon made it extra delicious. I did add a little stevia to make it taste more like a jam. This recipe makes two small jars.

  Prune Powerballs are Yummy and Full of Energy – These prune power balls rolled in coconut have a bit of history.  Back in the hippy days, they were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’ that we all made very frequently. We made them with what we now call healthy superfoods.

More Delicious Healthy Crumble Recipes

Blueberry Crumble
Peach Berry Crumble

Delicious Peach Berry Crumble -This peach berry crumble is delicious and makes a wonderful dessert!

Pear Hazelnut Crumble -This is a very healthy dessert filled with healthy pears, coconut oil, oats and the hazelnuts which go so well with the pears making it extra yummy. In the fall I picked so many pears from a friend’s tree that I had to get creative and this is one very yummy result.

 Blueberry Crumble Is Delicious And Very Healthy – This blueberry crumble recipe is so yummy and easy to make. It is very healthy too without all that sugar that a crumble usually has. Also, if you use gluten-free oats then it is gluten-free too.

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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