Pumpkin & Sunflower Seed Fruit Crumble:
is a delicious mix of seeds that contain Omega rich oils with some wonderful anti-oxidant fruits. Incorporating these seeds into the crumble mix provides not only good oils to support brain health, but also good protein components which can be converted to neurotransmitters – the systems messenger chemicals. Proteins are broken down to amino acids and these seeds are rich in the amino acid tryptophan which can be converted to serotonin, tyrosine which can be converted to dopamine and glutamine which can be converted to GABA.
When it comes to desserts this is packed with good oils , anti-oxidants, polyphenols, and good protein to keep the blood sugar stable and so the first choice in the winter months every time!
Ingredients for Pumpkin & Sunflower Seed Crumble
- 150gms of a mix of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
- 250gms rolled whole oats
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tblsp coconut opil
- 4 tbslp pressed apple juice
- 250gms bramley apples (not peeled – just washed and cored)
- 250gms blueberries or raspberries – fresh or frozen
- Another tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tbslp arrowroot
- Pre heat the oven to 180C
- Cut the unpeeled apples and cook in a saucepan with a little water over a low heat until soft
- Add the berries and stir in the arrowroot and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon- mix well
- At this point check for sweetness – all apples are a little different and so are tastes, so add a little xylitol or sugar to taste if required, however the berries and cinnamon should prevent the need for the addition of sweetening
- Place in an oven proof dish
- Place seeds and oats in a food processor or any blender that will blitz into small pieces/crumbs.
- Melt the coconut oil over a low heat
- Put the crumb mix and cinnamon into a bowl and stir in the melted coconut oil and apple juice.
- Mix well to a crumble consistency and place on top of the fruit
- Place in the preheated oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the top looks crisp and golden
Serve with coconut yoghurt with a teaspoon of vanilla extract added. Can be eaten warm or cold.