Things I have been cooking lately #11: Healthy(ish) Plum Crumble

This is a recipe that I gave a little makeover to make it a bit healthier.

Healthy(ish) Plum Crumble

1 punnet (about 8) plums, halved and stoned

3 tablespoons of maple syrup

¾ cup whole wheat flour

½ cup caster sugar

½ cup lightly flavoured vegetable oil (I use grapeseed oil)

¾ cup oats

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 teaspoons pureed fresh ginger

A handful of pumpkin seeds – I’m allergic to nuts so this is a handy alternative for me. You could put in flaked almonds if you’d prefer nuts but the pumpkin seeds are great

Put the plums in a medium sized baking dish, cut side down. Drizzle with maple syrup and then roll the plums over until they’re covered in syrup. They should go into the oven cut side down. Bake at 200 C for 10 minutes.

In the meantime make the crumble. Mix together the flour, sugar, oil, oats, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds and ginger.

Take the plums out of the oven and toss the crumble over the top. Return to the oven and bake for a further 20 minutes.

Ruin any health benefits by serving with vanilla ice-cream. Serves 4.

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