I’ve been adding almond butter to my crumble topping for a wee while now, and it is fabulous in this Apple Feijoa and Almond Crumble recipe. The Almond Oat Crumble topping can be used on any fruit crumble or fruit crisp (if you are in the Northern Hemisphere).
Adding the almond butter adds flavour to the crumble topping but it also adds protein and healthy fats which are great for growing bodies and brains (oh and also great for adult health too). Almond butters (and other nut butters) can be found in the supermarket in either the health food section or next to the peanut butter.
I have a little bit of a fondness for the flavour traditional butter brings to a crumble as well. I grew up on a farm. Both my grandmother (who lived in the house a few fields over) and my mum made great apple crumbles, I have tried this recipe without the butter, i.e. a dairy version. It is perfectly fine and yummy, but for me, it just deviates a little too much from my food memories of the apple crumbles my family had on the farm so I prefer it with the butter. BUT I have provided options for making this crumble topping dairy free.
In this recipe, I use honey as the sweetener, so if you are serving this to munchkins under the age of one year, please make sure you substitute the honey for another sweetener, such as maple syrup, date syrup or good old sugar.
Other Feijoa Recipes
Previously on My Kids Lick The Bowl
- One week ago: peanut butter & jam thumbprint cookies
- One month ago: apple pie chia pudding
- Three months ago: healthy baked pears
- Six months ago: coconut snowballs
- One Year ago: crispy crunchy chickpea oat crackers
- Two Years ago: healthy macaroni and cheese
- 500g stewed apples
- 8 Feijoa
- 2 Cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup ground almond
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 2- 3 Tbsp Honey
- 30g butter
- Place the stewed apple in a baking dish (you can use canned cooked and diced or sliced apple if you prefer)
- Scoop the flesh from the feijoa and add to the dish with the apple, give them a quick mix to ensure the feijoa is evenly distributed
- Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor, blitz to create the crumble topping
- Taste the topping mixture to ensure you have the right level of sweetness, it will depend on your families palate for low sugar eating if you will find the 2 Tbsp of honey enough for the sweetness or if you will need a little more.
- Top the fruit with the crumble topping
- Bake in an oven at 180 degrees Celsius (160 is fan forced) for 15mins
- This recipe is equally delicious without the feijoa, just as an apple and almond crumble
- My kids quite like the zingy flavour of the fresh feijoa in the dish, feel free to stew the feijoa with the apple if you prefer a more mellow feijoa flavour
- If you would like to make this recipe dairy-free, you can remove the butter and either increase the almond butter quantity or substitute the butter for coconut oil
Nutrition Information:Yield: 68 Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 12.5gSaturated Fat: 2.9gCholesterol: 8.1mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 29.8gFiber: 6.4gSugar: 11.9gProtein: 5.3g