Recipes: A low-sugar crumble that supports gut health

Try this hearty and homely fruit crumble from health gurus Alana and Lisa Macfarlane of The Gut Stuff. The perfect end to a Sunday roast

by Psychologies

Fruit crumble

Serves 4-6

* 4 apples (skin on), roughly chopped

* 1 pear (skin on), roughly chopped

* 100ml water

* 100g rolled oats

* 1 tsp ground cinnamon

* 1 tbsp maple syrup

* 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

* Milk kefir yoghurt or dairy-free alternative, to serve

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, gas mark 6.
  2. Place the apples, pear and water in a deep, heavy-based pan over a low-medium heat. Cook gently for 15 minutes until the fruit has softened.
  3. Add the oats, cinnamon, maple syrup and coconut oil to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Spread the fruit mixture over the base of a baking dish. Top with the oat mix and bake for 15-20 minutes until the oats are golden. To serve, top the crumble with a spoonful of milk kefir yoghurt.

Leftover crumble can be stored in the fridge for up to three days and reheated before serving.

The Gut-loving Cookbook: Over 65 deliciously simple, gut-friendly recipes from The Gut Stuff by Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (Pavilion, £16.99) is available in February 2022.

Photograph: Haarala Hamilton