Choc Chia Quinoa Crumble

Crumbles. Who doesn't love them?

The beauty of a crumble is you can make it with so many different fruits and there are so many variations for the topping so I like to experiment often with whatever fruit I have going a little soft and whatever pantry staples I have handy! This one arose after I made it at the last minute for some friends who came over for dinner and it was such a huge hit that I make it often now. It's gluten free and can be grain and dairy free also!

Best ways to eat it -

1) Enjoy straight from the oven on a cool night watching your favourite tv show, couch, get the picture!

2) Enjoy with friends after a sensational home cooked dinner that you've wowed them with and now they're asking for your crumble recipe 😉

3) Eat with your kids after dinner or as an afternoon snack and grin inwardly that you're doing a pretty good job at this parenting bizzo! 4) Leftovers for breakfast with some coconut yoghurt? Yes please!  


Choc Chia Crumble in bowl


8-10 apples (I used golden delicious)
1/2 punnet of blueberries
1 cup of quinoa flakes (substitute with desiccated coconut for grain free version)
1 cup of almond meal
2 tspns of cinnamon
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
2 tblspns of cacao
5 tblspns of butter (use coconut oil for dairy free option)
1 tblspn of chia seed  

Choc Chia Crumble large  


Peel and cut up you apples and simmer until nice and soft with a little bit of filtered water and the cinnamon (keep lid on saucepan for this process)

While this is happening, you can make your crumble by simply putting all your dry ingredients (except chia) into a large bowl and add the room temp butter (or coconut oil) and crumble and mix in with your fingers until you have a nice looking crumbly mixture, if you feel it’s too dry, just add a bit more of your good fat.

Once the apples are ready, lift out with slatted spoon and place in casserole or pie dish, press down and add blueberries here and there

Sprinkle the crumble on top, then sprinkle chia seeds over this and if there was any liquid left in the saucepan from apples, drizzle that over the top too.

Bake in oven at 180 degrees for approx 30 mins or until the crumble is cooked.

Serve with full fat double cream or coconut yoghurt and enjoy every mouthful!  




Yours in Health,



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