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RECIPE: Fruit Crumble from Gut-Loving Cookbook

In celebration of the publication of Gut-Loving Cookbook by Lisa & Alana McFarlane of The Gut Stuff, here is a lovely desert recipe from the book, bound to please every sweet-toothed person in the family.

From Gut-Loving Cookbook by Lisa & Alana Macfarlane:

The perfect end to a Sunday roast! Alana x





4 apples (skin on), roughly chopped

1 pear (skin on), roughly chopped

100ml (3½ fl oz) water

100g (3½ oz) rolled oats

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

milk kefir yogurt (homemade, or shopbought) or dairy-free alternative, to serve



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan/200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.


  1. Place the apple, pears and water in a deep, heavy-based pan over a lowmedium heat. Cook gently for 15 minutes until softened.


  1. Add the oats, cinnamon, maple syrup and coconut oil to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.


  1. Spread the fruit mixture over the base of a baking dish. Top with the oat mix and bake for 15–20 minutes until the oats are golden. To serve, top the crumble with a spoonful of milk kefir yogurt.


Leftover crumble can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated before serving.


+ Fibre and Variety

Add a handful of frozen cranberries when you’re cooking the apples and pears.


This berry crumble recipe features in Lisa and Alana Macfarlane’s new book The Gut-Loving Cookbook