Fruit crumble is one of my favourite winter desserts so I’m always coming up with healthier versions so that I can enjoy it even more.
I’ve posted a couple of crumble recipes on here over the years, including these two crumbles with a difference and this black forest fruit crumble. But this apple & raspberry hemp seed crumble is no doubt the healthiest and easiest to make of the lot, making it my favourite one to date!
The hemp seed crumble is a super simple combination of almonds, hemp seeds and dates with some warming spices. All you need to do is whizz it together in a blender and it’s ready to go – no cooking required.
Hemp seeds are such a fabulous addition to a crumble as they have a mild nutty flavour yet are packed with so much nutritional goodness. I wrote a blog post all about them and their benefits which you can read here.
For the fruit in this crumble recipe, simply stew the apples, add some raspberries and you’re done!
Then it’s just a matter of assembling. Place the apple and raspberry mixture into a serving dish, top with the crumble and serve with a dollop of your favourite yoghurt or ice cream.
This no bake whole food apple & raspberry crumble is completely plant based, dairy, grain and refined sugar free and can be whipped up in under 20 minutes.
When you make this Apple & Raspberry Hemp Seed Crumble, let me know!
Apple & Raspberry Hemp Seed Crumble
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes
2 cups frozen raspberries
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1 1/2 cups almonds (either raw or dried activated)
6 Medjool dates
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
pinch pink Himalayan salt
To make the crumble:
If using raw almonds, place them on a tray in a preheated 160ºC oven and toast for approximately 10 minutes or until just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little before continuing.
If using dried activated almonds there’s no need to do anything – they should already be crunchy and any heat will destroy their activated enzymes.
Place the almonds and the dates in either a food processor or high speed blender. Be sure to remove any pits from the dates if not already pitted.
Pulse or blend in short bursts until the almonds and dates are combined but still a bit chunky.
Add the hemp seeds, spices and salt and pulse until just combined.
To prepare the fruit:
Peel the apples, remove the cores and cut into small pieces.
Place apple pieces in a pan with a small amount of water in the bottom and place over medium heat. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil, then let simmer approximately 10 minutes until the apples soften and start to break down when stirred.
Add the 2 cups of frozen raspberries and continue to cook until the raspberries are hot.
Divide the fruit between 6 serving plates and top with a generous amount of crumble.
Serve warm with your favourite ice cream or yoghurt.