Last Minute Peach and Pecan Crumble

I know this “paleo” thing has gotten serious. You want to know why? We just settled on a block of land to build our forever home, it has ocean views and is in a great area… aaaannnnd I’m more excited to be trying out a paleo gelatine lolly recipe for my little man’s birthday party next month. Yep, sh*t just got serious, seriously weird.

So I helped my best friend with a meal and at home exercise plan for a clean eating challenge she has set herself. So far she’s doing pretty good with only a couple of teeny tiny mishaps, but that’s ok. She has the determination and motivation to keep on going which quite often is half the battle. I thought I might take on my own little “detox” challenge though. It’s only been recently that I realised social media is a black hole of time wasting, brain cell diminishing, reality altering “stuff”. When did it become the norm for photos to say more than actions? Why is it that we can look at something that a person has posted on their social media page and tell ourselves that that photo is absolute reality? People’s lives are not perfect and it is not what they post on Facebook or Instagram. There is always a story behind a picture and for many they are hiding the truth. For me, I started self doubting and my insecurities about my abilities and worth started resurfacing recently. I’m grateful that I have developed enough as a person to realise that that is not me and I don’t want to be in that headspace. But the only person putting me there is me. Or am I the only one who feels this way?

So, I have taken an undetermined hiatus from my personal Facebook page and Instagram page hoping to “cleanse the soul” a little bit. I will still have to use them for my job but it will be strictly business! (only business socks to be worn when posting for paleo Kitty and CrossFit Iron Lion).

Anyhoo, I made this quick and simple dessert because I had peaches in the fridge that were not great or bruised and I hate wasting them and someone was coming for dinner. Oh ok! I was craving something sweet. I unfortunately have been on a SWYPO (Whole30 reference, google it) merry-go-round and I can’t get off, or won’t. Whatever 😉 

Ingredients – Probably already in the pantry/fridge

  • 4 peaches peeled and sliced (can use more if you have them)
  • 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans

Crumble Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of almond meal
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

Throwing It All Together

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius
  • Place the peach slices in a pyrex baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the peaches.
  • Drizzle with the maple syrup and coconut oil.
  • Make sure the peaches and pecans are coated well. May need to mix with your hands gently then arrange in a single layer.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Whilst that is baking, in a small bowl mix together the almond meal and coconut sugar.
  • Put the coconut oil in and agitate the mixture so that there are small clumps forming.
  • Sprinkle this mixture over the peaches and place back the dish back in the oven.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the crumble is browned on top but not burnt.
  • Serve with your favourite paleo ice-cream or some whipped coconut cream.

Alternatively apples can be used instead of peaches. If you are having a dinner party you could bake these in separate ramikins.