Recipe: Raw pistachio & almond coconut crumble

By Eleanor Ozich

Each Thursday Eleanor Ozich of Petite Kitchen will share her thoughts on healthy eating, with recipes and more.

Raw pistachio and almond coconut crumble. Photo / Eleanor Ozich.
Raw pistachio and almond coconut crumble. Photo / Eleanor Ozich.

This simple summer dessert recipe is for a raw pistachio and almond coconut crumble, with juicy nectarine slices, blueberries, lemon juice and a touch of cinnamon.

What I love about this gluten- and dairy-free, plant-based recipe is that it is ridiculously easy to throw together and ready to devour in less than 15 minutes.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or yoghurt if you desire.


Serves 4

For the fruit filling:

• 4 ripe nectarines, sliced into thin wedges
• 2 punnets fresh blueberries
• 2 Tbsp honey, maple or brown rice syrup
• Juice of half a lemon
• 1 tsp cinnamon

For the crumble topping:

• ½ cup medjool dates, pitted
• ¼ cup almonds
• ¼ cup pistachios
• ½ cup shredded coconut
• 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil

To prepare the filling, put the nectarines, blueberries, syrup, lemon juice and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Toss until just combined, then transfer to a serving dish.

For the topping, add the dates, almonds, pistachios and coconut to a food processor. Blend for 2-3 minutes until the mixture resembles dense crumbs. Add the coconut oil and process for 20 seconds or so, until the mixture starts to stick together.

Scatter the crumble evenly over the fruit filling and serve.

*gluten free
*dairy free
*refined sugar free


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