Friday, 25 January 2013

white chocolate crumble (raw)

Ok so this doesn't actually contain any white chocolate but when you taste the crumble mix close your eyes and think of white chocolate. Amazing. White chocolate and berries isn't a new combination and I am not the first person to make a raw crumble but they are both things that have been on my mind for some time and they come together to make a lighter and healthy take on the much loved fruit crumble.

 To make this crumble get some fresh berries (whatever you can find), you could use frozen but it may end up really juicy after you defrost them. 

1/4 cup oat flour (or oats crushed in a blender or food processor until looks like flour)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup quinoa flakes (or extra oats but quinoa flakes are delicious)
2 tbsp cashew butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp raw honey

2 cups strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 tsp white balsamic vinegar or other sweet vinegar (optional but delicious)


Wash and remove any stems from the fruit and place in a large bowl or saucepan (whatever you have). Gently give them a little massage to release some of the juice (don't go to hard, we don't want them broken up). If using some vinegar (it is worth trying!) pour over the fruit and set to one side. 
To make the crumble combine the coconut oil (melted if need be) cashew butter, vanilla and honey in a small bowl and stir well. Add in the oats, oat flour and quinoa flakes if using. You should have a stiff crumble mixture.Taste the mix and if needed add a little extra honey, but remember the fruit is sweet too so don't go crazy.

Place the berries in your desired serving container (small ramekins would be sweet) and crumble a small amount of the crumble mix. Place the crumble sin the fridge until the crumble is cold and has set firm. Enjoy straight from the fridge. Will keep for a couple of days.

** If you have some older berries that need to be used up feel free to give them a quick cook (with 1-2 tbsp of water) on the stove and then add the vinegar and follow the rest of the process the same **

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