Baking for Dummies: How to make a Healthy Fruit Crumble

Readers be warned, this recipe is music to the ears of anyone who doesn’t bake, and nails on a chalkboard to anyone who does.

Fruit Crumble

How did I make this fruit crumble? By dumping all the ingredients together and putting it in the oven!! No measuring, just guessing and eyeballing.

This recipe was inspired by all the ripe fruit in my kitchen. My family was away on vacation this weekend and I had a lot of leftover fruit because they weren’t around to help me eat it. I needed to whip something up before the fruit went bad and ended up in my trashcan, so I made this crumble to surprise them with an afternoon snack upon their return home.

Peach Crumble RecipeWhat you need: Handfuls, pinches, and guesstimates of…

For Crumble: flour, egg, oats, brown sugar, coconut milk, melted butter, chopped nuts

For Fruit: peaches, pineapple, (or any other fruit in your kitchen that will go bad soon), cinnamon, nutmeg, salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine crumble ingredients into bowl.  Oats is the dominant ingredient here, Combine oats with other dry ingredients.  Think “healthy” -do not add too much sugar.  Or try using agave or stevia as a substitute.  Combine the coconut milk, egg, and butter.  Pour in and mix with fork. Use enough to make the ingredients stick together -not soupy. Set aside.

Combine the fruit ingredients into a bowl.  I like a lot of cinnamon flavoring so I doused mine in it, add a pinch of salt and some nutmeg.  Once they were coated I plopped them into a good-sized baking pan, topped them with the crumble, sprinkled more chopped nuts on top, and put them in the oven for 40 minutes.

Out popped a warm dish of juicy fruit and crusty topping!  …like pie but easier 🙂 And for following all of my instructions meticulously, I award all of you 5 gold stars!  Hooray for cooking!  Serving suggestion:  serve in fancy looking bowl with greek yogurt (or vanilla ice cream).

Fruit Crumble

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Smoothie with Peach, Nectarine, Kale, Banana, and Almonds

More kale, more healthy satisfaction!

Kale Smoothie

This recipe makes two cups at approximately 187.5 calories per serving.  Like my other smoothies, you could drink the whole all of it for a total of 375 calories to kick start your day, or divide the smoothie into two and share it as a snack.

Kale Smoothie

What you need

  • 1 ripe nectarine
  • 1 ripe peach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup kale (I use 3 stalks)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 5 almonds, cut lengthwise

Blend and enjoy!  Keep pulsing until the fruit and kale is small enough to blend smoothly, it should take about 2 minutes.

I cut up the almonds and placed them in a star on top of the drink as decoration.  Almonds are a strong nut packed with power, a hearty decor for the healthy drink of choice!

Kale Smoothie, almonds cut into slivers and placed into star | itsaLisa.com

Nutrition facts retrieved from MyPlate at livestrong.com

kale almond nutrition facts

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