Thank goodness for crumbles. Fruit crumbles are one of those things you can throw together without a recipe and 9 times out of 10 it’ll be fabulous. You’ve just gotta use a few necessary components. This time I’m making it with a peach and raspberries, but feel free to use cheaper fruits like apples, etc.
Cut up a peach in chunks and put in about 3/4 container of raspberries. I found these on sale for $1.50! I couldn’t resist. As for peaches, don’t buy it unless you can smell the scent. If it’s hard and doesn’t smell, don’t get it. I personally had the best peach of my life yesterday from Trader Joe’s.
Here’s the same trick I use for tons of different recipes…. A tablespoon or two of flax seed and a tablespoon or two of buckwheat. If you keep getting frustrated that I’m using ingredients you don’t have around your house, maybe you should go buy some of this stuff- it’s cheap, excellent for your body, and will last for-e-ver.
Anyway, put the seeds in a coffee grinder, spice grinder, or mini-food processor until it turns to powder.
Like this. The reason I’m using this method is because I’d rather not use flour, and flax is incredibly good for you.
Put about two tablespoons of the coconut oil in a bowl and microwave just until it melts. You can use regular oil here, but I didn’t want it to taste greasy. The coconut oil is just a nice touch with a very mild flavor.
However, if you don’t have coconut oil, feel free to use any oil you prefer. If you feel like being naughty, use butter… but you didn’t hear that from me.
Okay, I know I’m missing like 4 pictures here but I was distracted by roommate conversation. My bad. Add your flax & buckwheat powder, a hearty dash of cinnamon (and/or nutmeg if you prefer) plus a handful of instant oats to the bowl- don’t stir yet. Then pour the oil on top and carefully stir. You don’t want the raspberries to fall completely to mush yet.
*Side note…. I added a little bit of processed white sugar here because I was in a hurry. I know, shame on me. You have lots of choices for sweetness- you can either keep it unsweetened, use agave nectar, cane sugar, or better yet, honey. Whatever your heart desires.
Spread it out in a small baking dish. It should look something like this.
Cook on about 400* for 15-20 minutes or until the fruit starts to bubble a bit or it turns slightly golden brown.
I know, I know, I’m missing the final product picture. I was literally running out the door to go see Toy Story 3 and didn’t have time for a picture. The movie was great, by the way.
- 1 Peach – $.59
- 3/4 Container raspberries – $1.12 (on sale)
- A few tablespoons buckwheat and flaxseed – ~$.10
- Handful of oats – ~$.10
- Approximately 3 large servings – $1.91
- 1 Serving – ~$.64