You should know this recipe was almost called “coconut cashew cookie granola.” But I thought the alliteration of the chosen title sounded better. Feel free to call this whatever you want, but you can’t call it boring. Sometimes I crave a sweeter snack than usual. My go-to “healthier” snacks are apples with peanut butter, oat-based bars, greek yogurt, trail mix or anything dipped in hummus. But this recipe was a well-needed break from my more savoury snacks. This could qualify as a dessert, it actually tastes like the crust of a cheesecake. Mmm, if I figure out how to solidify this mixture more, it could be a great base for a vegan dessert. But anyways, besides the dessert imaginings, you should be getting down to make this. You will thank yourself with every bite.
- 2 1/4 cups oat flour (I just ground some large flake oats in my Vitamix)
- 1/4 cup almond butter (or any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (or brown rice syrup, honey, etc…)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Grab a large bowl and mix together the oat flour, shredded coconut, chopped cashews and salt
- In a small saucepan, heat the almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup until fully incorporated and starting to bubble slightly
- Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir together (using your hands to combine fully)
- Add in a squirt or two of honey if desired for more sweetness
- Line a baking dish with parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly onto it (using your hands to press down strongly to make it smooth and compact)
- Refrigerate (uncovered) for at least 4 hours, then remove, and crumble away
- I recommend keeping the crumble in an air-tight bowl in the fridge, the texture and temperature is more delicious this way, but it can also be stored (covered) on the counter
So what can you use this crumble for?
Warning: This crumble is deliciously soft, so you’ll need a spoon…preferably a big one!
- Eat a portion for breakfast (or lunch…dinner?)
- Use it as a topping (on greek yogurt, oatmeal, toast, chia pudding, apples)
- Add it to your trail mix
- Eat it by itself as a snack (in front of the tv with Netflix, of course)