Any time we venture out to a market I admire the raw foods section and fun dessert recipes chefs come up with. It’s amazing how expensive some of the menu items can be, even still my creative side rarely permits me to walk away without testing them out for myself and finding ways to improve not only the flavour but also the quality of ingredients.
For example, any time I see someone using agave syrup I automatically substitute it for something of higher quality like dates or coconut nectar and sometimes grade B maple syrup. I use himalayan salt instead of sea salt (which we’ll get into another time) and I omit corn and soy from the recipes I design.
While we were at a local market in Laguna Woods called Mothers Market the other day, I noticed they had a beautiful looking raw apple pie. I’m not sure what their ingredients were but it looked amazing and I was totally inspired to create an easy, and less expensive cobbler recipe that we can all enjoy together. I can’t really say this recipe is one of a kind, because I have seen other cobbler or pie recipes that are quite similar, but perhaps it’s the love I put into making this dessert that made it so special because Caleb and our friend Nadia had a full on mouth-gasm while eating this dessert and were still talking about the cobbler the next day.
If you’re short on time and want to dazzle your family’s or your own taste buds – try this one out and let me know what you think! This will literally take you 10 minutes to whip together.
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 5-8 medjool dates (soaked for 5-10 minutes)
- 1 tsp. ceylon cinammon
- 1/4 tsp. himalayan salt
- 2-4 Organic Peaches, thinly sliced or another fruit of your choice.
Put soaked dates in the food processor once they become soft. You don’t want them to be very hard, but you don’t want to over soak them to the point of being mush either. 5-10 minutes should do the trick. Pulse your dates until they are a fine consistency, in very small little chunks. Take your date mixture and place in a bowl. Now, add your walnuts & almonds and pulse again in the food processor until you have very finely ground chunks. Pour your nut mixture over the dates and massage together, you’ll get a nice crumble!
Assembly & Storage:
Slice your peaches and place them in a bowl, take your crumble and sprinkle generously over your peaches or fruit of choice. If you like, you can sprinkle on a bit of himalayan salt and a tsp. of grade B maple syrup to finish. Serve and enjoy immediately.
You can store the crumble in the fridge for up to a week and you can slice your fresh fruit in the moment to make a crumble any time.
Learn more recipes and tips like this in our 3 month course How to Go Raw, Not Crazy! We’re taking a few more student testers, so if you’d like more details on how you can get a discount on registration you can email us with the subject line “how to go raw”.