Don’t you love a fresh fruit pie??
Kids & those who aren’t looking for a “healthy recipe” have even raved about this one!!
HAPPY HEALTHY BERRY COBBLER FILLING:
1 large bag Frozen mixed berries, Costco (or 6 granny smith apples, peeled after you have "graduated" from the 1st phase of Candida Detox)
Optional: 1/2 cup Xylitol or Swerve (this doesn’t NEED sweetener in my opinion)
Optional: 1/2 cup Chia seeds
1/4 cup Coconut oil
1.5 cups Pecans, finely chopped (other nuts would work too)
1 cup Coconut or almond (or other GF) flour
3/4 cup Hemp seed
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 cup Swerve (granulated) sweetener
Preheat oven to 400. Fill large rectangular glass (pyrex) baking dish with your bag of berries or peeled and sliced apples. Lightly sprinkle the top of your fruit with your sweeeter (optional) and 1/2 cup chia seeds (optional), and mix. The chia seeds will give the filling a little more “gelatinous” texture, will soak up some of the liquid, and adds nutritional value to your recipe! Place your filling in the oven to start cooking the filling for ~15min while you prep the crumble.
Next, add your coconut oil to a non-stick skillet. After it melts, add the chopped nuts. Blend these into the oil before adding the coconut or almond flour, then mix again. Add the hemp seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and swerve and make sure everything is mixed well. It should be barely moist. If you get the “crumble” too moist from too much coconut oil it will not bake/harden into a "crumble" properly. You can always add more dry ingredients OR more coconut oil to find that balance.
Get creative: I’ve made an apple-berry crumble with half chopped apples and half mixed berries. You could do this with almost any fruit. You can also vary the “crumble” ingredients. I’ve used different combinations of hemp seeds, coconut flour, chopped walnuts, sesame seeds, protein powders, and other grain-free flours, as well. I cannot have oats in my topping so this is my substitute and it is YUMMY!! I also want my recipes to be a complete meal (protein from nuts/seeds, good fats from butter/oil/nuts/seeds, and healthy carbohydrates from healthy flour and fruit with very little sugar)… so this is my healthy and whole food version of "pie", and I don't feel crashed OR gulity eating it for breakfast...or EVER for that matter!! Cheers!
Check out my HAPPY HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM recipe here!