Strawberry Crumble

This delicious crumble recipe is sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.  I make this from the strawberries I grow, which are of course organic. It is important to use organic strawberries as they are one of the Dirty Dozen.

Juicy heart-shaped strawberries have much more to offer beyond sweetness and flavour, they are full of health benefits.

The Strawberry is called ‘The Queen of Fruits’ In Asian countries because it is a sweet superfood.  Compared to fruits like apples, oranges or bananas, they have the highest amount of nutrients.

“Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent & sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward.” – Jasmine Heiler

The common apple has uncommonly huge health benefits, and how to best enjoy them. Your mom didn’t use the term superfood but she knew about apples. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was the first nutritional advice I and many children heard from their moms.  For this reason, we call them “the first superfood.”

Stevia leaves

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.

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.

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 Old GF Fashioned Oats–  Harvest Gluten Free Organic Rolled Old Fashioned Oats which is good for cooked oatmeal for porridge. For making a crumble, it is better to have one like this: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats

I like to use Almond Oil or coconut oil in my baking. They are both healthy oils that have a high heat point and this is good for making a crumble.

Brown rice syrup is made from cooked brown rice, which is fermented by adding enzymes to turn the starches in the rice into sugars. Brown rice syrup is absorbed easily into our system, leaving less for fat accumulation in contrast with regular sugar. It is a complex sugar thus takes longer to digest and does not create the sugar high that the simple sugars do.

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

Base Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups strawberries (fresh is best but frozen works)
2 cups apples
½ tsp liquid stevia
1/3 cup water

Directions:

1.    Core and slice apples.
2.    Simmer apples with water in a covered pot.
3.    Place apples in a baking dish.
4.    Mix in strawberries
5.    Sweeten to taste with stevia.

Crumble Topping

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups rice flour
1 cup oats
½ tsp. salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
¼ cup rice syrup
½ tsp Stevia in 2 Tbsp water

Directions:

1.    Mix dry ingredients together
2.    Mix oil and rice syrup and add to dry ingredients.
3.    Mix thoroughly with fingers.
4.    Sprinkle on top of the fruit and pat down.
5.    Bake at 350º F. oven for approximately 40 minutes.

In the mood for crumble?  Try these other delicious fruit crumbles:

Blueberry Crumble
Delicious Blueberry Crumble Is Very Healthy

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.

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.

 Saskatoon Crumble – As you will know by reading my article The Best Berry, Saskatoons are my favorite and I am happy to eat them just as they are.  For fun I do enjoy a crumble or pie so here is the yummy crumble recipe.

Deluxe Mango Crumble – Something about mangoes makes them luxurious and when made into a crumble they become divine. This crumble is gluten-free and made with healthy ingredients.

 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.

 

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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