RECIPE OF THE WEEK
The latest in our series of gut-friendly festive recipes, devised by nutritionist Lily Soutter and leading charity Bowel & Cancer Research, is a mouthwatering dessert that’s high in fibre, and gluten- and dairy-free.
Cinnamon pear crumble
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 12 mins
2 conference pears, just ripe
1 tbsp date syrup/honey/brown sugar
50ml seasonal spirit (brandy, rum, damson vodka, etc)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp honey/date syrup, etc.
2 tbsp ground almonds
2 tbsp ground flax/linseed
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of salt
2-4 tbsp coconut yoghurt
½ tsp vanilla paste (with seeds)
Optional: orange zest, toasted hazelnuts (smashed)
1. Peel the pears and cut in half
2. Heat the water, sugar, spice and spirit in a small saucepan, then add the pears. Cook until the liquid has reduced and the pears are softening slightly (around 12 mins).
3. Melt the oil in a frying pan, add the syrup and spices then combine with the remaining ingredients. Toast the mixture on medium heat in a non-stick frying pan for 10 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool until crisp.
4. Combine the yoghurt, vanilla and orange zest adding more orange/vanilla if wanted. Sprinkle the crumble over the pears and serve the coconut yoghurt on the side.
We’ll continue bringing you festive recipes from the Gifts For Your Gut plan over the coming weeks, including vegetable accompaniments and ideas for using up leftovers.