Crumble recipe - Image 1I don’t want to sound negative, but I have a feeling the summer is over… least here in the UK. This is not necessarily a bad thing though, because Autumn is my favourite season, not just for the walking, the smells, but also for the comfort food.

Think of a creamy and warming porridge for breakfast, slow cooked stews, hot chocolate in the evening or pumpkin granola baking in the oven while the house smells of cinnamon and other delicious spices.

Crumble recipe - Image 2Today won’t be any different with my clean eating crumble made with plums, nectarines, raisins, a touch of date syrup and almond flakes. Simplicity is the key here as well as time and I can tell you I deliver on both. It takes 15 min to make and 30 min to bake.

Crumble recipe - Image 3You can swap nectarines for peaches or apricots or use apple and pears if you have some to hand. I used buckwheat flour, but spelt flour, coconut flour or even ground almonds would work nicely too.

This is a warm and comforting dessert which is also healthy enough for breakfast and very popular by all the members of the family including the most fussy ones. I know what you are going to say now…where is the custard?

The custard is in the pipeline, but in the meantime you could use Provamel Custard which tastes lovely and has less calories, fat and chemicals than your usual shop bought one. If you want to keep it strictly clean try with banana ice cream, comfort food at its best!Crumble recipe - Image 4

Here’s the crumble recipe

Clean eating crumble


  • Crumble
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour (you could use spelt , almond or coconut flour too)
  • ¼ cup rice milk (or any of your favourite milk)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup almond flakes
  • Fruit Filling
  • 3 medium nectarines, stoned and cut into cubes or slices
  • 3 medium plums, stoned and cut into cubes or slices
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 heaped tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Splash of water
  • Optional: Handful of raisins
  • Optional : 1 tbsp date syrup (or any other favourite sweetener)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Get a glass square dish, place the fruit, splash of water, spices, lemon juice, raisins and sweetener in , mix together and let them marinate in their own juices.
  3. In a bowl mix together the flour with rice milk and coconut oil and form coarse crumbs
  4. Next add in the oats, coconut sugar and flaked almonds.
  5. Crumble the mixture over the fruit and bake for 35 minutes. Enjoy with banana ice cream or just on its own with a cup of green tea

And there you have it, a nectarine and plumb clean eating crumble that is pleasing for both the belly and soul too! This pudding is bursting with autumn flavours, and can be made up to a day ahead and can be reaheated

Much love,

3 Comments on Clean eating crumble recipe

  1. Petra (@BeHealthyFeelGd)
    September 1, 2015 at 9:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks so yummy! I picked loads of plums from hedgerows at the weekend and still not sure what to do with them. It’s nice to see plums in your recipe but making all that just for myself would be a little bit too much.. Do you know of any other simple recipes with plums (something for one person if possible!)?

    • Hedi Hearts
      September 3, 2015 at 9:42 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Petra,
      I love stewed plums on my porridge or even on my toast, have you tried? Hedi xxx

      • Petra
        September 3, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

        That’s a brilliant idea, thanks Hedi! I will try it in my porridge.


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