Spring is creeping around the corner, but we’re not out of the wintery woods just yet.
When it’s cold and blustery outside, there’s nothing better than curling up on the lounge with a warm sweet treat — and the best part is, it’s possible to enjoy this deliciousness without ODing on sugar, butter or anything else in the ‘sometimes food’ basket.
Courtesy of Sally O'Neil — a.k.a. The Fit Foodie — here are four delightful winter recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and just so happen to be good for you too.
Rhubarb and ginger crumble
According to the Fit Foodie: "This is the perfect dessert to warm your soul. Skip the traditional crumb of butter/sugar/flour and replace with these healthy alternatives to ensure you’re not left feeling bloated and guilty."
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
For the filling:
6 sticks of fresh rhubarb
1 cup boiling water
2 tbsp rice malt syrup / honey / maple syrup
3cm piece of fresh ginger, finely grated
For the crumble:
½ cup almond meal
¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 tsp ground ginger
3 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp himalayan sea salt
3 tbsp rice malt syrup / honey / maple syrup
3 tsp solid coconut oil or grass-fed butter
1. Preheat oven to 160º.
2. Cut leaves from rhubarb and discard. Wash and chop sticks into 1cm pieces.
3. In a pan over a medium heat, add water, ginger, rhubarb and sweetener of choice,
and gently simmer for 5 minutes until rhubarb is soft.
4. Taste the mix to check for sweetness, then add to a medium pie dish and set aside.
5. To make the crumble, add the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir.
6. Add oil or butter and sweetener, then rub the mixture between your hands until a
7. Spoon the crumb over the rhubarb mix, and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until
crumble is golden.
8. Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.