Clean Pear & Apple Crumble

This is one of my favourite desserts because it’s clean, quick and delicious! I’ve used pear and apple here but feijoa or rhubarb also works well. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s already sweet from the fruit, so you don’t need to add any sugar. A great alternative instead of adding milk or ice cream to the crumble is to add CHIA on top.

CHIA is 90% hydrated chia seeds. This tiny superfood, once prized by the Aztecs,  now well and truly lives up to its superfood status. Chia seeds are rich in Omega 3. These good fats are great for your skin and important for heart and brain function. Chia seeds are high in magnesium which benefits the adrenal system (this helps you sleep) and repairs muscles. Chia seeds have high quantities of zinc which is good for curing fatigue, improving memory and preventing colds. Chia seeds are high in fibre. This prevents sugar spikes, makes you feel full for longer and aids digestion. Add to that complete protein with all essential amino acids, manganese, iron, phosphorous, selenium and big doses of antioxidants and it is not hard to believe that they are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.

Apple crumble

Let’s get into the recipe!


  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 3/4 cup scroggin (apricot, cranberries, almonds, brazil nuts & walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 15g butter, softened
  • 5 pears
  • 2 apples
  • 1 tsp cornflower


  • Prepare a suitable dish and lightly grease the bottom and sides
  • Pre heat oven to 180 degrees
  • Blend scroggin in a food processor (you can chop them if you don’t have one)
  • Mix all dry ingredients, butter and scroggin into a bowl
  • Put pears and apples into a pot with enough water to just cover the fruit and slightly cook
  • Add cornflower to thicken
  • Drain fruit and add to prepared dish
  • Top with the dry mix on top
  • Bake on 180 degrees for around 15-20 minutes
  • Let cool slightly and then serve with CHIA or your favourite topping

Enjoy 🙂

Thanks for reading. Let me know how it goes in the comments below!

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