Autumn Pear & Mixed Berry Crumble Vegan – Gluten free

As the cooler weather approaches,  I move towards swapping out my smoothies for something more grounding.  Baked crumble always makes me feel warm, cozy, and ready for the change in temperature.  This season,  I was lucky to have one of my neighbours offer me organic pears from her orchard.  Moving to the country has definitely changed the way we shop for our groceries for the better.  Buying local and in season has so many benefits; locally grown food is full of flavour, has more nutrients, and is fresher than stuff that sits in the grocery store and ripens on the truck. Local supports the local economy, and local is certainly better for the environment.

Ingredients:

Filling:
1 cup organic mixed berries
4 pears peeled and cored
1 tablespoon pure organic maple syrup
1 tsp teff flour (or any other gluten free flour you have on hand)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Crumble:
1 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup pure organic maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 ground almonds to sprinkle on top
2 tablespoons peptias to sprinkle on top

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine ingredients for filling, toss gently so as not to break up the berries and pears.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl combine the ingredients for crumble, mix to combine.
  4. In a cast iron skillet place the berry/pear mixture,  sprinkle with crumble layer, ground almonds and pepitas, bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

** baking times may vary, depending on your oven**

Hope you enjoy my delicious crumble!

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