As the weather turns cold, why not try our simple – yet delicious – recipe for Warming Apple & Berry Crumble? Not only does it make a tasty meal-time dessert for the family, but it’s full of important nutrients for the body. The recipe is also very quick to prepare!
Sweet treats don’t need to be just a guilty pleasure – the key to supporting health from the inside out lies in the diet and diversity of nutrients. What we put into the gut matters, so there has never been a better time to check out our gut-friendly recipes and get inspired! Our recipe for Warming Apple & Berry Crumble features Bimuno® DAILY, the award-winning prebiotic powder supplement designed to selectively nourish bifidobacteria, an important type of ‘good bacteria’ found in the gut. To discover more about Bimuno or to order visit our online store, click here.
Warming Apple & Berry Crumble - Serves 4
Our recipe for Warming Apple & Berry Crumble features Bimuno® DAILY, the award-winning prebiotic powder supplement designed to selectively nourish bifidobacteria, an important type of ‘good bacteria’ found in the gut.
- 80 grams oats
- 2.5 tbsp sugar
- 40 grams plain flour
- 15 grams flaxseed
- 50 grams butter or plant-based spread
- 0.5 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 160-180°C.
- Dice the apples and keep the skin on for extra fibre. Stir the apple, berries, spices and water into a saucepan on a medium heat setting.
- Bring the mixture to simmer for 6-8 minutes to soften the fruit for the filling.
- Mix the dry ingredients for the crumble topping into a large bowl. Rub the butter or plant-based spread into the dry mixture until a thicker crumble consistency is reached.
- Transfer fruit from the saucepan to an ovenproof dish, sprinkle in the Bimuno® DAILY and stir.
- Top the fruit with the crumble mixture and heat in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the crumble on top turns golden.
Why is this good for the gut?
The oats in the crumble topping contain beta-glucans, a type of soluble dietary fibre. This kind of fibre, also known as prebiotic fibre, is the preferred food source for good bacteria in the gut! Discover more about prebiotic fibre here. The apples (including the apple skin) and berries in the crumble filling are a good source of fibre and micronutrients. Berries are also a source of polyphenols, micronutrient compounds that act as antioxidants and have been associated with benefits to health and wellbeing1.
The spices in the filling provide nourishment for gut bacteria. A wide variety of plant sources gives the gut microbes a diverse range of fibres to feed on. Plus, cinnamon is a source of antioxidants. Milled flaxseed is a source of omega 3 fatty acids and fibre, both of which are fantastic for the gut. The recipe also includes Bimuno® DAILY – the versatile prebiotic fibre supplement designed to give good bacteria in the gut microbiome a helping hand.
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