Rhubarb has a special place in my heart. Growing up, my Grandma made Rhubarb pies every Summer. I didn't always like it, but once I learned that the combo of its sweet + tart flavors go so well, I'm hooked and it may just be my favorite kind of pie!
This recipe is a healthy take on Rhubarb Crumble, and it's super easy! The rhubarb is cooked until sticky and sweet, while the top crumble is a sweet, creamy oat crisp. Skipping on the butter, sugar, and wheat flour, this healthy rhubarb crumble recipe can be enjoyed guilt free, and doesn't leave you feeling heavy or bloated afterwards.
It's sweetened with just pure maple syrup. This doesn't compromise on taste or texture, it taste like the real deal -- the ultimate Summer dessert, if i do say so myself.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF RHUBARB
Rhubarb is similar to celery in that it's a stalk, and the texture can be string-y. Rhubarb is high in antioxidants, which is great for heart health. It's also a great source of Vitamin C, which helps boost immunity and increases the absorption of iron. It acts as and stimulates the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system.
Healthy Rhubarb Crumble
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15-20 mins
For the rhubarb filling:
400 g (14 oz) rhubarb, washed and cut into 2 cm pieces
1 lemon, juiced
pinch of ground ginger
4 Tbsp pure maple
For the crumble topping:
1 1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup gluten-free whole oats
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step Two: Chop the rhubarb into 2 cm pieces and place in a medium saucepan with the maple, ginger, and lemon juice. Cook on low until the rhubarb softens, about 5-10 minutes.
Step Three: Crumble Ingredients - In a small bowl, combine: ground almonds, whole oats, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. Rub the coconut oil into the mixture with your hands until it resembles a breadcrumb-like texture.
Step Four: Once the rhubarb mixture is ready, transfer to a small casserole / baking dish (oven proof). Top with the crumble mixture.
Step Five: Cook for 15-20 minutes, or tunic the top is golden brown. Allow to fully cool before serving!