About the Recipe

I’ve been on a diet protocol called AIP (Auto-Immune Protocol) for a little over one year to heal some thyroid troubles I was having. On AIP there are no grains, refined sugars, legumes, nuts or seeds, among other things — which as you can image, made dessert a little challenging.

On another note, every winter, I forget that rhubarb exists. Then every spring I am filled with joy like a child on Christmas morning the first time I see rhubarb at the farmer’s market in the spring.

Well, adding these two things together — the lack of desserts in my life for the last year, and my excitement over rhubarb — I had to get to work creating in the kitchen!

I came up with a tasty Coconut Peach Rhubarb Crumble that respects my current dietary choices (and what’s best for my body), while also allowing me to bask in the unique, tart, springtime-bounty that is rhubarb!

Even if you are not on an AIP diet, this crumble is high in fibre and healthy fats — meaning you can enjoy it without a blood sugar crash an hour later. Or, if you’re looking for an easy breakfast you can enjoy for several days, this dish would certainly do the trick!

Let me know in the comments below what you think when you try out this recipe!

ABOUT THE EXPERT
Veronica Qubrossi

Veronica is a Holistic Nutritionist and Managing Director at Healthoholics, where she directs clinic operations, leads educational initiatives including our Holistic Weight Loss program, and manages our marketing efforts.

The Recipe

Coconut Peach Rhubarb Crumble

Prep Time:
10 mins
Serves:
8-12
Cook Time:
30 mins
Author:
Veronica Qubrossi
Total Time:
40 mins
Recipe
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup coconut manna
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or double up if you’re a cinnamon lover like me!)
  • generous pinch of salt
  • optional: 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 cups sliced peaches (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups sliced rhubarb
  • juice of half a lemon
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, over low heat, melt together the coconut manna, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla.
  3. While that mixture is melting, combine peach and rhubarb in a 9×13 casserole dish or large pie pan. Add lemon juice and toss to coat well.
  4. As the coconut manna and maple syrup begin to melt, stir constantly to ensure it doesn’t burn.
  5. Once mixture is heated and well combined, remove from heat and add shredded coconut to the pot. Use a fork to press the shredded coconut into the manna mixture creating a “crumble” texture.
  6. Evenly distribute the crumble mixture on top of the peach and rhubarb in the casserole dish.
  7. Place casserole dish in the oven, and bake for approximately 30 minutes until coconut is golden brown, and peaches and rhubarb are fork-tender.
  8. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes prior to serving.
  9. Enjoy!

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