STONE FRUIT CRISP

FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Make the most out of summer fruit with this stone fruit crisp. Eating locally and in season ensures that our food is at both peak ripeness and peak nutrition when we eat it. Stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines and plums make their debut for just a few short weeks, so make the most of them while you can! Fruits like peaches, plums and nectarines have been shown to ward off obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. They also have bioactive and phenolic compounds including quercetin and anthocyanins with anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties and their soluble fiber helps to reduce LDL cholesterol. Figs are also packed with fiber, Vitamin C and calcium and support reproductive health. This crisp is made with almond flour instead of traditional flour, which after processing is an essentially nutrient devoid food. Almond flour is rich in Vitamin E to support heart health and adds a protein and healthy fat element to this dessert, helping to blunt its glycemic index and prevent blood sugar spikes. Enjoy as an after dinner treat and pair leftovers with Greek yogurt for breakfast!

Makes 10 ½-cup servings

INGREDIENTS:
4 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
4 ripe plums, pitted and sliced
1 pint fresh ripe figs, sliced into quarters
1-2 Tbsp raw local honey
¼ cup lemon juice
1 cup almond flour
¼ cup sucanat
Optional: 1 scoop NN Grassfed Whey protein
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
¼ cup pine nuts
3 Tbsp grassfed butter or coconut oil

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350. Place the peaches, plums and figs in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and drizzle with the honey. Pour into an 8×8 baking dish. To make the topping, combine the almond flour, sucanat, whey protein if using, poppy seeds and pine nuts. Cut in the butter and mash with a fork until just combined. Crumble the topping over the fruit and bake for 35-40 minutes until fruit Is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.

Nutrition facts: 170 Calories, 10g Fat, 20g Carbohydrates, 6g Protein

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