This fruit-forward, seasonal Cranberry Apple Hazelnut Crumble is easy as can be, plus it’s low in sugar, packed with whole grain goodness, and is completely plant-based (vegan).
There’s nothing better than fruit-forward desserts, which offer a flavorful, colorful—and healthy—twist on traditional sweet treats, which are often laden with added sugars, refined grains, and saturated fats. Just start with seasonal fruits, and blend them with whole grains, spices, and nuts to create a delicious crumble as a healthful alternative to decadent desserts. By enjoying more wholesome, fruity desserts, you can fit in more servings of fruits into your day, which is a healthy habit for the whole family. Eating more colorful fruits is linked with lowering your risks of heart disease, obesity, and cancer. Sadly, only 12% of Americans meet their fruit requirement! What a shame, when there are so many health rewards for packing your diet with nature’s natural desserts.
This recipe for Cranberry Apple Hazelnut Crumble is packed with the goodness of seasonal fruit, including health-protective cranberries and apples. It’s also filled with whole grain flour and oats, which can help protect your heart, boost your gut microbiome, and reduce your risk of colon cancer. This crumble even has spices and nuts, which further provide a health boost. With only a small amount of added sugars, it’s a sweet treat you can feel really good about. Best of all, this recipe is so easy to make—just mix the filling in the pie dish, add the topping, and pop it in the oven. Enjoy it warm!
Follow along with Sharon as she makes this recipe in the video here.