I have been sent a recipe for macadamia fruit crumble so I thought I would share it with you as it sounds like a great pudding suggestion for the Winter months and a healthy alternative to all the Christmas pud, cake and mince pies weare bound to consume during the festive season. This delicious crumble is a much lower cholesterol and GI alternative to many traditional puddings, so go on indulge yourself!
Macadamia Fruit Crumble
- 4 fresh apricots, or 100g dried ready to eat apricots.
- 1 sweet red dessert apple.
- 2 bananas.
- 25g butter.
- 25g soft brown or demerara sugar.
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup.
- 75g porridge oats.
- 25g sunflower seeds.
- 50g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped.
Preparation / Cooking Instructions
- Set the oven to 190°C or Gas 5.
- Stone and slice the fresh apricots or roughly chop the dried ones.
- Core and slice the apple.
- Put the fruit in a small pan with 1 tablespoon water.
- Cover and simmer about 5 minutes until soft, shaking the pan occasionally. Leave a few minutes to cool.
- Peel and slice the bananas and put them in an ovenproof dish.
- Spoon the apricot and apple mixture over.
- Warm the butter in a medium pan with the sugar and syrup until the sugar dissolves.
- Mix in the oats, seeds and most of the macadamia nuts.
- Spoon this over the fruit to cover it. Sprinkle with the rest of the nuts.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve warm with fromage frais, greek yogurt for healthy options or custard, cream or ice cream for a more indulgent pudding.
A range of healthy eating recipes, in depth information and research about the health benefits of Macadamia nuts is available from the Macadamia Advice Centre website.