I like deserts.
But I have been looking at eating healthier, cutting down on carbs and simple sugar, using low GI products and increasing fiber.
So I have been getting creative and came up with a fruit crumble that is under 15g of carbs and 3g of sugar per serving.
Apple, Rhubarb, Strawberry and Chia Seed Crumble
Chop 2 sticks of rhubarb. Add 1 tsp of Stevia and some cinnamon to taste. Heat and stir until soft.
Add 2 chopped apples and heat again until soft.
Mix with 1 punnet of chopped strawberries and 1tbsp of chia seeds.
Spread over the bottom of an ovenproof dish.
To make the crumble. Mix 1/3cup of oats with 1/3cup of Low GI, high fiber SR flour. Add 1/6cup of Low GI raw cane sugar and 2tbsp of butter. Using fingers rub until combined. Spread over the fruit.
Cook in the oven until crumble browns.
Makes 4 serves.
If you don’t care about calories my family think it is nice with custard.
NOTE: I have altered the recipe to further reduce the carbs and sugar in the following ways.
Doubled the rhubarb from 2 to 4 stalks.
Halved the apple to 1 small apple.
Reduced strawberry to 5 large strawberries.
In the crumble.
Used rolled oats instead of quick oats.
Substituted half of the flour content for almond meal.
Made up the 1/6th cup of raw sugar by substituting a third Stevia.
At the end of baking, crumbled 1 square of 85% dark chocolate (I used Lindt) over the crumble for some depth of flavour.
It was just as delicious. Enjoy!