Happy President’s Day and Happy late Valentine’s Day! Do you even celebrate Valentine’s Day? Tom and I usually just get each other cards, because that is my favorite part of the day. This year, we also spoiled each other with some chocolate, which was a nice treat. We will have to save it for later though, because we are headed to a tropical island vacation soon and I need to fit into my bathing suits! I am lucky enough to have today off from work, so I am spending the day preparing for our upcoming trip and making sure everything is in order. I was so thankful for this 3 day weekend, as I feel like there is so much to do and no where near enough time. I also had a really crazy week last week, so it was nice to have an extra day of rest. Did you guys do anything fun this weekend? Let me know in comments below!
Today I am sharing a dessert idea that helped get me through my Whole 30 in January. I have been completely obsessed with pears lately, and I have at least one almost every day, at the moment. When I was on my Whole 30, I wanted something other than just plain fruit sometimes. It was tricky trying to come up with something because added sweeteners are not allowed, and you are also not supposed to make any treats, like muffins or pancakes. I came up with this really easy pear crumble, which is topped with raisins and an almond flour mixture. The raisins get caramelized in the oven, and the pears become extra juicy and delicious. It was completely satisfying and really easy to make! The best part is that it is 100% guilt-free! I hope you guys enjoy it.
Pear Crumble Recipe
2 D’Anjou pears, sliced thin
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp cinnamon
1 T coconut oil, room temperature
4-5 T almond meal
1 handful of unsweetened raisins or chopped dried apricots
1 pinch of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Grease a small oval baking dish with coconut oil and set aside. Toss the pear slices in the lemon juice and arrange them in the baking dish in two layers with slices also going up the sides of the dish. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cinnamon on top of each layer.
In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, almond meal, salt, raisins, and the second 1/2 of the cinnamon. Mix the ingredients together until a crumbly mixture forms, and add more flour if the mixture is too wet. Pour this mixture on top of the pears, and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. It really is that simple! Enjoy!