You’ve heard me say that Eating Clean is a lifestyle, not a diet. It is not about restricting foods! I love sweets, so I’m always looking for ways to clean up my desserts. But remember, just because it is a clean food, doesn’t mean you can eat as much as you want! We need to limit our sweets and practice portion control. Here is a delicious dessert from the “The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook”.
Blackberry and Apple Crumble
1 lb cooking apples
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup fresh blackberries
1/4 cup whole-wheat (or gluten-free) flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare an ovenproof dish by coating with cooking spray.
2. Core and slice the unpeeled apples and sprinkle with lemon juice. This helps prevent browning. Place in a medium saucepan with the blackberries. Cook over medium-low heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Pour cooked fruit into baking dish.
3. In separate bowl, mix the flour and oats. Run in the oil and stir until mixture resembles crumbs. You may need to add more canola oil until desired texture is reached. Stir in dates and sunflower seeds. Sprinkle crumbly mixture over fruit.
4. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Tip: Use leftover crumble in the morning as a base for breakfast. Simply add plain, nonfat yogurt and breakfast is served!