Paleo Mixed Berry Crumbles – gluten free, grain free, wheat free, dairy free, refined sugar free, clean, vegan & Paleo friendly.
I’m currently recovering from an extra long weekend spent with my sister Sandra and husband Paul who flew over from NZ for a short break. It was nice to put away my packet mix ingredients and not think about them briefly.
Speaking of which – I’d almost finalised my baking mixes when a thought occurred. I will be releasing my mixes when the weather turns warmer which means the need for baked goods will be on the decline. So, I intend to release a range of Summer packet mixes which aid in weight loss and promote vitality & wellbeing.
In the meantime, while it’s still cold, I have a sweet, baked dish to warm you up. It’s my Paleo Mixed Berry Crumbles recipe and it’s served in individual ramekins.
You can purchase ramekins from bargain variety stores and some department stores as well.
This is a simple dish to put together and perfect to serve with your favourite ice cream which is imperative to these types of dishes in my opinion. It ties everything together and adds that cold contrast. Otherwise, it still tastes nice with a generous dollop of coconut yogurt.
The preparation part does not take long and you can have your crumbles baking while you eat your dinner.
This isn’t the sweetest of dishes so you may wish to add a bit of liquid sweetener to your berries. I think it’s perfect the way it is and you can make it sweeter with the ice cream.
You can actually enjoy this dish any time of the day. It would make a great weekend breakfast when you have time in the morning for some baking.
I hope you enjoy as we approach the last days of Winter.
With love & gratitude,
Why this is so good for you
Berries protect against cancer, help slow ageing, help lower blood pressure, help prevent heart disease, help improve memory, help fight urinary tract infections, stimulate the burning of stored fat, lower inflammation, lower risk of heart disease, improve bone health, lower risk of macular degeneration, reduce the risk of stroke and help prevent constipation.
Almonds alkalize the body (good for fighting inflammation), nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats which aids in weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.
Coconut sugar aids in digestive health and is low GI so it won’t spike your blood sugar levels and make you feel lethargic later on.
Coconut oil speeds up metabolism, reduces the risk of heart disease, reduces the risk of diabetes, improves digestion, increases immune strength, is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, prevents osteoporosis, prevents stroke and helps prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Cinnamon is anti-clotting, helps treat candida, helps reduce blood sugar levels, protects against heart disease, reduces risk of colon cancer, provides cold and flu relief, helps fight against bacterial and fungal infections and helps prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
- 500 g packet frozen mixed berries (preferably organic)
- Optional: Fresh lemon juice (to brighten berry flavour)
- Optional: A tablespoon of liquid sweetener
- 1/2 cup (55 g) almond flour (ground, skinless almonds)
- 2 tablespoons (14 g) desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
- 1 tablespoon (15 g) coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons (30 ml) melted coconut oil
- Vanilla ice cream or coconut yogurt
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (160 fan forced). Divide berries between ramekins. Squeeze lemon juice and optional sweetener over the top and gently mix through.
- Mix dry crumble ingredients together in a bowl.
- Mix through coconut oil then rub into mixture with fingers until resembling coarse breadcrumbs. If mixture not starting to clump then add a teaspoon or 2 of water.
- Sprinkle over the top of berries. Cover with foil and bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake a further 15 minutes or until bubbling and crumble is browned.
- Serve with a scoop of your favourite ice cream or a dollop of coconut yogurt.