AIP Spiced Fruit Crumble
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This recipe comes to us by way of AIP expert and cookbook author, Kate Jay. Here's what she has to say about this scrumptious recipe:
This delicious and comforting dessert has all the hallmarks of winter and, warm from the oven, it’s the perfect end to a chilly day. I used to eat a lot of crumbles as a child growing up in England, so this is pretty nostalgic for me.
The humble crumble actually originates from Britain’s Second World War years, when rations meant desserts had to be simplified. Apple was the first fruit of choice; however, I’ve enjoyed versions made with plum and cinnamon, as well as apricot and ginger.
My version contains a range of warming and healing spices in a topping that’s unlike other crumbles. The extra preparation makes it totally worthwhile because the mix of flavors produces a dish that’s fairly addictive. I had to fight my family off with a spoon!
Hot, warm, or cold from the fridge the next day—however you eat it, I hope you enjoy this festive dish of AIP sweetness.
Thyroid-healthy Recipe Highlights:
- An apple a day really can deter illness. From blood-cleansing pectin to inflammation-fighting polyphenols, apples are filled with good things that cleanse your system and combat disease.
- 1 ounce of shredded coconut contains 4.6 grams of dietary fiber, which can aid in alleviating the constipation sometimes associated with thyroid dysfunction.
- The phytochemicals found in cranberries aid in reducing inflammation sometimes caused by thyroid conditions.
- Cranberries are a natural source of iodine. The thyroid gland depends on iodine to produce thyroid hormone, but both too much and too little can cause thyroid problems such as goiter, or an increased autoimmune response. Please note, Iodine can also be problematic in the case of a selenium deficiency.
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