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Almond Coconut Fruit Crumble

November 17, 2010

Lately, my appetite has started to diminish a little bit. With the shorter days, I just don’t feel like cooking as much  because I don’t feel like eating as much. Add to that the cloudy weather we’ve had lately and maybe you can say I’m suffering a little seasonal depression. (I hope I’m not the only one that suffers from it). I always feel tired, and finding the energy to get out and buy ingredients for some new recipe I want to try is hard.

But I’m doing it. Today I left the house intent on buying fruits for a recipe that would cheer me up. And a colorful crumble sounded like just the perfect thing.

This crumble has an almond like taste with the delicious flavor of coconut and the wonderful aroma of brown sugar and fresh fall fruit. A trip to the Farmer’s Market will yield some of the fall’s finest fruits. I chose peach and strawberries, but you can use any combination that sounds good–raspberries, blueberries, mango, blackberries, apples, or pears.

ALMOND COCONUT FRUIT CRUMBLE

Ingredients for filling:

2 cups fresh strawberries

3 cups fresh peaches

4 tbsp unbleached all purpose flour (can substitute almond flour for gluten free)

4 tbsp almond flour (or almond meal)

Juice from 2 limes

Ingredients for topping:

2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans (almonds are most recommended)

4 tbsp almond flour (or meal)

5 tbsp brown sugar

4 tbsp coconut or almond oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the filling ingredients until the flour has become well incorporated with the fruit. Pour the filling into an 8×8 inch lightly greased pan.

In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients until well mixed together. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top of the filling. Cover crumble with aluminum foil and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue to bake for approximately 5-10 minutes more or until coconut becomes lightly toasted on top.

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. Top with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

Calories: 260, 16g fat, 4g sat fat, 4g protein, 31g carbs, 6g fiber

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  1. November 17, 2010 11:07 pm

    Feeling less appetite in cold-shorter days is a good symptom to not increase weight.
    But in my case with 260 cals and wanting several of that fruity crumbles this can a be problem to me… absolutely delicious!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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