Stewed Apple and Pear with a Matcha Crumble

Warm up after a winter session (or a freezing cold summer session if you're in the UK at the moment) with this fantastic, healthy, comfort dish from Olympic athlete Georgia Nanscawen....

Ingredients (Serves 4)

CRUMBLE

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • A handful of sunflower seeds
  • A handful of pepita seeds
  • A handful of walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • A good pitch of salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Natural yogurt, to serve

STEWED FRUIT

  • A knob of butter
  • 5 small apples/pears or combination of both, cut into small chunks
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • A splash of water

Recipe

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.

For the crumble, mix together the oats, coconut, seeds and nuts, cinnamon, matcha and salt in a bowl. Add the coconut oil and honey and mix together so that everything is well coated (I find using my hands works best).

Transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper and toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until turning golden brown and smelling delicious. Remove from the oven to allow crumble to cool slightly and go crunchy.

While the crumble is in the oven, heat butter in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. Once melted, add the apple and pear and stir to coat. Add the cinnamon, honey, lemon juice and water and turn the heat down to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruit has softened but still holds its shape. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving.

To serve, layer the stewed fruit and crumble, and finish with natural yogurt.

 

About the author: Georgia Nanscawen is a professional hockey player for Australia, and has been since she made her debut aged 17 in 2009. From then, she has picked up over 160 caps, and has represented her country at the Commonwealth Games, World Cup, and the Olympic Games. When she isn't playing hockey, Georgia blogs and make amazing healthy recipes, all of which are available on her website: https://littlepippincreations.com Follow Georgia on Instagram and Twitter for more healthy recipes, and hockey updates.