Healthy dessert recipe for Banana and Hazelnut Crumble with a touch of rum

3-4 ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthways
½ Tbsp butter
4 tsp coconut sugar (or maple syrup/honey)
2 Tbsp rum

For the Crumble Topping:
50g cold butter, cut into cubes
¼ cup coconut sugar or light brown sugar
¼ cup almond flour (or all purpose)
¼ cup rolled oats (or coconut flour for gluten free)
¼ cup chopped pecan nuts or hazelnuts or seed mix
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger

How to
Pre-heat oven to the grill setting. Mix together the crumble ingredients until it has the consistency of rough bread crumbs and set aside.

Peel and slice the bananas lengthways, and add to an oven-proof pan over medium heat along with the butter and coconut sugar. When the sugar has melted, add in the rum and flambée the bananas until caramelized.

Scatter over the crumble topping and cook under the grill until the crumble topping is golden. Serve immediately with cacao and coconut ice cream, or for a speedier version with thick cream, custard or vanilla ice cream.

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Recipe provided by Sarah Graham, author of three cookbooks and A Foodie Lives Here food blog. Photo from ‘Sarah Graham’s Food Safari Season 2’ by Ricardo de Leça.