I don’t really ever make desserts or “goodies’ in our house, even if they are considered “paleo.” Not because I don’t like dessert, but because I would eat it all within a couple hours of making it, and lets be honest, I probably wouldn’t even share with my kids.
Lets jump to a couple weeks ago….I received some whole, raw pecans from an awesome company called PURELY PECANS and I had no clue what to do with them other than stuff them in my face as is. Then California Strawberries contacted me to see if I wanted to share some recipes for their site and instagram for their #strawberrysummer series. (You may remember them from here when I got to go on a strawberry fields tour). After I received that email I knew exactly what I was going to make with those pecans! A crumble. duh.
This crumble is very simple to make, uses the natural sugars in the fruit to make it sweet, and is so so delicious. Its great in the morning alongside a cup of coffee or in the evening with a glass of wine. If you are looking for something not to decadent, but still oh so scrumptious, you definitely should make this.
- 2 cups of ground pecans (I LOVE @purelypecans)
- 2 tbl ghee or butter, melted
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I used gluten free quick oats)
- 3-4 strawberries, sliced
- 1 peach, sliced
- drizzle of balsamic vinegar that has been reduced
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 c chopped pecans
- OPTIONAL: 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Take pecans and crush them up using a food processor or I use the magic bullet. (Be careful not to pulse for too long or else you will get "pecan butter" you want it to be crumbly)
- Take your mini tart pans and put 1 cup of the crushed pecans into each pan. Press pecans down until it forms a crust.
- Slice strawberries and put over pecan crust, overlapping the strawberries until it is filled. (if using peaches, put a layer of peaches down, then strawberries)
- To make crumble: take rolled oats,chopped pecans, cinnamon, and sea salt and mix together. If using coconut sugar, add it in as well.
- Stir in melted ghee or butter.
- Put crumble over the top of the strawberries and bake uncovered for 20-30 min or until the crumble is golden brown.
- Top with a drizzle of reduced balsamic
- (to reduce balsamic, take 2 cups and place in a small pot. bring to a boil, then turn down to med-low. Let reduce for 10 minutes, swirling the pot every once in awhile to prevent the vinegar from burning on the bottom. Once its reduced by 1/2 and gets nice and thick remove from stove and let cool)
Paleo: borderline…the oats even though they are gluten free, aren’t considered paleo.
*disclaimer: this is a sponsored post by California Strawberries and I was compensated via cash, gift, or something else of value to share these scrumptious recipes with you.