Years ago I had a recipe for a fruit crumble that combined raspberries and dark chocolate in the bottom fruit layer. It made me a hero at more than one dinner party. That was a big deal recipe, where you filled a large pan with sweetened fruit and flour-and-butter topping then baked it for close to an hour. Not surprisingly, it had a ridiculous amount of carbs and calories. This is not that recipe. This is an off-the-cuff recipe — an individual portion that is ready in minutes. I got rid of the sugar overload in the fruit bottom (it doesn’t need it), and replaced the white flour with lower-carb almond flour. It does make a small portion (hey, there”s maple syrup in there) but it will satisffy those times when you crave sweetness and indulgence rather than volume. There’s lots of room to get creative here: substitute blueberries or strawberries if you don’t like raspberries, and top the crumble with a tablespoon of vanilla yogurt. And here’s another nice perk; the recipe calls for more topping than you need. Keep the remaining topping in a plastic bag in the frig or freezer, ready to be used as a last minute treat on another day.

Recipe: Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Crumble

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For the fruit layer:
  • 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 Tbsp mini, dark chocolate chips
  For the crumble topping:
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil or butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp good-quality maple syrup
  *A note about butter: I used canola oil in this recipe, but butter definitely ups the flavour profile. Butter also contains certain nutrients in higher amounts than oil such as Vitamins K, A and D. And, surprisingly, it contains fewer calories. it does, however, have much more saturated fat than canola oil. Unsure what to do? The answer, as always, is to check with your dietician.
  1. Combine the fruit and chocolate chips in a small dish that is microwave safe and oven proof. Microwave (without the topping) until the chocolate has begun to melt and the fruit is soft and to your liking. Try it at about 20 seconds.
  2. Combine the crumble ingredients in a bowl and mix well. You want to distribute the oil or butter and the maply syrup. You will need 2 Tbsp for your individual crisp. Refrigerate or freeze the remaining topping for another time.
  3. Top the fruit and chocolate evenly with 2 Tbsp of the topping. Broil in a toaster oven until the topping is a light golden brown.

This recipe makes 1 servings.
Nutrition for one serving is as follows:

150

Calories

8.7g (SAT 0.4)

Fat

3.5

Protein

16.5

Carbs

4.6

Fibre

3

Sodium

Cholesterol

Saturated Fat

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