Wild Health Food is a website created by Roger and Anna Wilde of Nelson, New Zealand. I am increasingly interested in gluten free and healthy eating options, and they have a wide range of recipes here that reflect their commitment to good health. There’s a newsletter and a cookbook… and this wonderful crumble which features feijoas but which just might taste as good with any other kind of fruit.

FEIJOA NUT CRUMBLE (GLUTEN FREE)

Crumble Topping

  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup dates, chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • pinch sea salt
  1. In food processor using the ‘S’ blade, process ingredients in this order, allowing the processor to chop each ingredient fine before adding the next:  sunflower seeds; dates; walnuts; ginger powder.
  2. Continue until the mixture is fine and well combined.
  3. Remove into a bowl.  Don’t bother washing out the food processor, we’ll use it for the base!

Base

  • 1½ cups feijoa flesh, scooped out of the skins (or frozen berries)
  • 2 cups grated apple
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • small pinch clove powder
  • pinch sea salt
  1. In the food processor, combine about ¾ cup of the grated apple with the raisins, cinnamon, clove powder and sea salt.  Process to make a sauce.
  2. Chop the feijoa into chunks – not too small.
  3. Combine the sauce, feijoa and remaining grated apple in a bowl.  Mix with a large spoon.
  4. Place the feijoa-apple mixture into a shallow ceramic dish.  Spread evenly.
  5. Spread the crumble mixture on top.
  6. Before serving, warm in a very low oven (100ºC), for about one hour.
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