Family Food Fun & Allergy-Friendly

Apple, Pear and Banana crumble

June 5, 2013

This is a quick, easy and delicious recipe for winter. Adding bananas gives a sweetness to the crumble and it goes toffee-like around the edges. Top with cream for the ultimate dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples – peeled and sliced
  • 2 Ripe Pears – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 Tbsp Apple Juice
  • 1 Tbsp clear Honey
  • 2 Bananas – sliced

For Topping

  • 3/4 cup plain Flour (Use wheat/gluten-free flour if you have a child with allergies)
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold Butter – chopped
  • 1/2 cup soft Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats (You can work around this using nuts or coconut if you have a gluten allergy, or just leave it out completely)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C.
  2. Place the apples and pears in a large, shallow, ovenproof dish.
  3. Add the apple juice and drizzle the honey over.
  4. Lay the bananas on top.

To make the topping:

  1. Sift the flour and cinnamon into a bowl.
  2. With your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the brown sugar and oats – mix well.
  4. Spoon this mixture over the bananas.

Final Steps:

  1. Cook for 30 – 35 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
  2. Take out of the oven and top with cream if desired.
  3. Enjoy!

Bananas are a good source of potassium, which the body needs for muscles to work effectively and is essential for a healthy nervous system! They are an ideal snack for growing children but some kids don’t like bananas so this is a neat way to sneak it into their diet!

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