Macadamia Fruit Crumble

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
Ingredients 

  •  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

  1. Set the oven to 190°C or Gas 5.
  2. Stone and slice the fresh apricots or roughly chop the dried ones.
  3. Core and slice the apple.
  4. Put the fruit in a small pan with 1 tablespoon water.
  5. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes until soft, shaking the pan occasionally. Leave a few minutes to cool.
  6. Peel and slice the bananas and put them in an ovenproof dish.
  7. Spoon the apricot and apple mixture over.
  8. Warm the butter in a medium pan with the sugar and syrup until the sugar dissolves.
  9.  Mix in the oats, seeds and most of the macadamia nuts.
  10. Spoon this over the fruit to cover it. Sprinkle with the rest of the nuts.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Serve warm with fromage frais, greek yogurt for healthy options or custard, cream or ice cream for a more indulgent pudding.

Serves 4.

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.