For the crumble:
100g (4oz) plain wholemeal flour
75g (3oz) Naturally Sweet Xylitol (taste before cooking – add more if you prefer a sweeter crumble)
100g (4oz) softened butter
100g (4oz) oats
For the filling:
1kg (2.2lb) plums, halved and stoned
50g (2oz) Naturally Sweet Xylitol, depending on the
sweetness of the plums and personal taste
3 tsp ground cinnamon
This comfort food classic is given a healthier twist through the use of wholemeal flour, oats and Naturally Sweet Xylitol. The whole grains also give the topping a chewy almost flapjack like texture whilst cinnamon adds flavour as well as possible health benefits. Serves 6
Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Blend the flour, Naturally Sweet Xylitol and butter in a food processor to combine into thick crumbs then lightly blitz the oats into the mixture.
Put the prepared plums in the base of a high sided oven proof dish so that they more than cover the base.
Sprinkle with the Naturally Sweet Xylitol and cinnamon then scatter the crumble evenly over the top.
Bake for around 35 minutes or until the crumble starts to look golden and fruit is bubbling and soft underneath.