I told you I wasn’t going to make you wait too long for this…

The truth is, technically, you should’ve seen this post yesterday, but stupid me had written the whole thing then “lost” it and even blamed WP for it… when it’s disappearance was in fact due to a silly user mistake πŸ˜‰

Anyway… I’d been thinking about creating something like that for a while now, but being a hardcore sugar addict and the pastry chef in me being used to creating only “normal”, decadent, fully loaded desserts, I wasn’t extremely comfortable with the idea. I didn’t know how to go about creating healthy sweets. To me, there have always been two indispensable base ingredients in making dessert: fat and sugar. I thought for sure removing the two of them would result in a dish that would be dry, hard as rock and taste pretty much like cardboard.

Boy was I wrong!

This dessert was nothing short of delicious. Even my daughter, who wasn’t convinced at all and said she wouldn’t be having any, said that it was really, really good and that she truly meant that!

I have to say that I am really surprised, but pleasently so! Dessert that is healthy enough to be had for breakfast? I never thought it possible. I’ve just been proven wrong!

For this version, I used plums and peaches, but you could very well use apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries… whatever tickles your fancy! Rhubarb? why not, if you’re a fan, by all means, go ahead!

One this is certain, this one will be on my list of regulars, and I will be experimenting different flavor combinations, too!

How exciting is this?

Healthy dessert! And it tastes awesome too!Β  I never thought it possible… really!

And this, trust me, is only the beginning. I’m on a mission now! πŸ˜‰

Sweets made healthy, you’re mine!

INGREDIENTS
(serves 6-8)

Fruit Mixture

  • 5 red and / or black plums, pitted and chopped
  • 3 peaches, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey

Crumble

  • 1Β½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup pastry whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ΒΌ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp buckwheat groats
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • Β½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. In a mixing bowl, add fruits, cinnamon and honey. Mix to combine and transfer to a baking dish. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, buckwheat groats and pumpkin seeds. Add apple sauce and honey and blend until well combined.
  4. Drop by spoonful over reserved fruit mixture. Try to distribute it as evenly as possible, spreading it lightly if necessary.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until the top gets nice and golden and fruits start bubbling.
  6. Serve warm or cold.
  7. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. (that’s if they make it that long!)