Fruit Crumble (GF/Vegan)

Fruit CrumbleI have been making fruit crumbles for as long as I can remember. The reason why I call this recipe ‘fruit’ crumble is because really any type of fruit will work. I particularly love strawberry, blueberry, and rhubarb (or a mix of all three!). As summer comes to an end, our pick of seasonal fruits diminishes and we are left with months of eating a variety of apple desserts. Don’t get me wrong, I love anything apple, but it’s sometimes nice to have a strawberry dessert in the middle of January.

Thanks to Nature’s Touch frozen fruits, we can easily make summer fruit desserts year round! I particularly love their strawberry rhubarb harvest mix as you can simply open the bag and bake – no prep required! Natures Touch makes sure their fruits are free of pesticides and GMO’s and frozen at peak freshness. This healthy dessert is a perfect one to enjoy year-round and best of all, it couldn’t get any easier!

*This post is brought you by Nature’s Touch, but all opinions are my own.
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Filling Ingredients:

• 1 bag Nature’s Touch Strawberry and Rhubarb Harvest or 4 cups chopped fruit
• 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
• juice of half a lemon
• 2 tbsp arrowroot starch

Topping Ingredients:

• 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
• 1/3 cup coconut oil (solid)
• 1/2 cup raw pecans (optional)
• 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
• 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1 tbsp cinnamon
• pinch of salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In a medium bowl, mix all filling ingredients and place in a shallow baking dish (approx 9 inches).
3. In a medium bowl, add your rolled oats. Using your fingers, work the coconut oil into the oats until it has completely absorbed into the oats. It’s ok if some chunks remain. This might take a minute or two.
4. Add your remaining ingredients to the oats and mix well. Spread topping evenly over filling and bake for about 40 minutes or until the filling begins to bubble and the crumble becomes golden.
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Healthy Cinnamon Raisin Bread (GF/Vegan)

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My favourite bread growing up was the Sunmaid raisin bread- you know, the one in the red bag? The smell of it in the toaster then slathered with butter was the only thing that could get me out of bed in the morning. Being celiac, I can no longer have that crazy good bread, but luckily I’ve created one that’s even better. This bread requires 1 bowl, 5 minutes prep time, and is incredibly nutritious. Most of all, it’s delicious.

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Ingredients:

• 2 cups nut flour (you can buy store bought, or make your own by pulsing nuts in food processor… I like almond flour)
• 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
• 1/2 cup hemp hearts
• 1/4 cup chia or flax seeds
• 1/4 cup sesame seeds
• 5 tbsp psyllium husk
• pinch of pink salt
• 2 tbsp honey or brown rice syrup
• 2 1/2 tbsp cinnamon, divided
• 1/4 cup raisins
• 2 cups cold water
• 4 tbsp coconut sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch loaf pan* with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp of cinnamon and coconut sugar. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl add nut flour, rolled oats, hemp hearts, chia seeds, sesame seeds, psyllium husk, salt, honey, raisins and 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon. Whisk until combined.

3. Add 2 cups of cold filtered water and mix until combined. Allow to sit for a few minutes until a firm dough forms. You may need to add a few extra tbsp of water if it is too dry.

4. Press half of the mixture evenly into loaf pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and coconut sugar mixture evenly. You can even add a few raisins if you like! Then, top with remaining dough.

5. Bake for 65-75 minutes or until the top is golden and crisp. Allow to cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container for about a week or freeze.

*If you only have a larger loaf pan, only use a part of it! The dough will not change shape, so the way you form it is the way it will bake.
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No Bake GF/Vegan PB Brownie (No Food Processor!)

No Bake Brownie

After seeing how much you guys enjoyed the No Bake Cookie Dough Bites, I knew I had to recipe test more simple desserts. With busy schedules, it is nice to make a dessert that requires no baking, minimal ingredients, and only one bowl!

Ingredients:

• 3 tbsp coconut oil
• 1/2 cup 70% chocolate (I use chocolate chips)
• 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
• 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
• 2 cups + 2-3 tbsp almond flour (or enough to form a dough)
• pinch of pink himalayan salt
• 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or your favourite nut butter)

Directions:

1. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl melt your coconut oil along with chocolate. You can do this over a shallow pot of boiling water or in your microwave. Whisk until smooth.

3. Mix in vanilla, maple syrup, and cacao powder.

4. Add your almond flour. Add additional tbsp until a dough forms. It should be firm.

5. Mash in your peanut butter. If you want to see the peanut butter in your brownie, make sure not to overmix.

6. Press into your prepared pan and top with extra salt if desired. Set in fridge for 30 minutes. Remove and slice. Store in an airtight container.

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