Gut Healing Healthy Crumble With Fig & Plum

healthy crumble

Being an English lass I do love a crumble.  I was raised on crumbles (they were always a  Sunday afternoon thing) and I totally appreciate their buttery, crumbly goodness.

Saying that though, my life is different now and despite my crumble love, I can’t eat a regular crumble cos all that gluten and sugar does bad things to my gut and makes me feel pretty pants.  But never one to be limited by such things, I hunted out this delicious healthy crumble recipe, gave it a few tweaks and decided to share.

And of course there isn’t an ounce of gluten in sight.  Just some coconut flour and a selection of nuts giving that lovely healthy crumble texture.

Natural sweetness is also provided by several different fruits, the cinnamon and the honey (or sweetener if you prefer).  I don’t like overly-sweet desserts, so if you have a really sweet tooth, you may want to up the levels a little to suit your taste.

As always, try to go for organic fruits or wild-picked ones if you’re lucky enough to have some nearby.  Cos the lower the pesticide content of your fruits the healthier your healthy crumble will be.

Gut Healing Healthy Crumble Recipe

Note: This healthy crumble recipe serves about 6 people.


  • 150g / 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 organic dessert apples, peeled and cubed
  • 2 plums, cubed
  • 2 figs, sliced into segments
  • 50g / ¼ cup organic butter
  • 60g / ½ cup ground almonds
  • 30g / ¼ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 30 / ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 30g / ¼ cup pecan nuts, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey/rice malt syrup OR 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch sea salt


1  Preheat your oven to 180c / 350F.

2  Place all your fruit into an over-proof dish and drizzle over your honey or sweetener.  Then pop in the oven for about 20 minutes.

3  Meanwhile, place the coconut flour, ground almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and butter into a food processor (or a bowl), and mix until crumbly.  Then stir through the chopped nuts.

4  Remove the baked fruits from the oven and sprinkle over your crumble mix.

5  Return to the oven for a further 20-30 minutes, until golden on top.

6  Serve hot with a spoonful of cooling yoghurt or mascarpone.  Or enjoy chilled the next day, when it’s even more squidgy and flavourful.

If you have your own healthy crumble recipes, (which let’s face it, you shouldn’t really be keeping to yourself), please share them below! x

And for more scrumptious but healing sweet-treats, check out some of these…

Blueberry Pudding With Chia

Raw Coconut Cream Chocolate Mousse

2 Ingredients Pancakes

Galangal, Pear & Olive Oil Cake

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