Who doesn’t love a good crumble? It’s a quintessentially British dessert that gives all the good feels. This Cherry & Peach Crumble from The Happy Kitchen is the perfect dessert for sleep. Yup, that’s right! Peaches contain tryptophan which, when ingested, turn into the neurotransmitter serotonin and then converted into the hormone melatonin. Cherries are also high in naturally-occurring melatonin.
INGREDIENTS – Serves 6-8
6 medium ripe peaches, stoned and cut into 2cm chunks
200g cherries, halved and stoned
2-3 tablespoons goji berries
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon mixed spice
For the topping: 200g rolled oats
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
10 Brazil nuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Mix the peaches, cherries and goji berries with the maple syrup and mixed spice. Scatter them across the bottom of a deep soufflé or baking dish.
For the topping, mix together the oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, coconut oil and chopped Brazil nuts, if using, making sure everything is evenly distributed. You do not want the mixture to be too wet, as it will become heavy and stodgy. The idea is to create a crumbly topping.
Cover your fruit evenly with the oat mixture (the layer should be 3-4cm deep), and press it down gently. Bake the crumble in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
Recipe courtesy of The Happy Kitchen