Pear Chocolate Cocoa and Coconut Superflake Crumble

Everyone loves a good crumble but if you haven't tried my Pear, Chocolate, Cocoa and Coconut Superflake Crumble you're missing out! 😋 Pears are just coming into season now and are one of the least allergenic of all fruits and so can be enjoyed but most people and they're so versatile too; perfect in a crumble and they go so well with chocolate.

I was recently asked to make a recipe using Cocoa and Coconut Superflakes by Nature's Path. To be honest until then I hadn't tried Superflakes before but I say they make the perfect easy and healthy breakfast and are also healthy and nice and filling too.

Pear Chocolate Cocoa and Coconut Superflake Crumble

Superflakes are made using sorghum flour, black bean flour and brown rice flour which are all made from nutrient-rich sprouted grains. Coated in a little honey and Fairtrade cocoa Superflakes are not only nice and crunchy but are also Gluten free and Organic as are the rest of Nature's Path products.


Nature's Path is a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably-driven, deliciously-healthy organic food company. Arran Stephens founded the company in 1985 and was inspired by his own father believing in "leaving the earth better than we found it". He passionately championed a sustainable way of cereal production using ingredients simply grown and harvested from nature's abundant larder - including the finest available ancient grains, fruits and nuts. Nature's Path are North America’s largest independent certified ‘organic only’ cereal producer, so you can tell it's a subject they feel quite strongly about.

I love that every product is Organic; made without using synthetic pesticide or chemical fertilizers. They do not contain artificial additives or GMOs which is fantastic. Nature's Path products are Gluten Free and as you would imagine they do of course strongly support Fair Trade. 

Serves 4-6
Pear, Chocolate, Cocoa and Coconut Superflake Crumble

Print Recipe

Preheat your oven to 180C
Butter an ovenproof dish - mine was 27cmx20cm

You will need:
4 Organic Pears - peeled, cored and sliced
3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup
50ml Sweet Marsala Wine
1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

For the Crumble Topping:
50g Organic Free Plain Flour - gluten free if you prefer
40g Organic Rolled Oats
25g Caster Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
50g Unsalted Organic Butter - still cold from the fridge and cut into cubes

You will also need:
60g Nature's Path Cocoa and Coconut Superflakes - *broken into smaller pieces
30g Chopped Almonds
25g Chopped Hazelnuts
80g Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Chips - divided into 50g and 30g
15g Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

Top Tip!
As the Superflakes are quite large you may want to pop them into a plastic bag and bash lightly as I did. Although they're lovely and crispy when served with milk as a breakfast cereal, I was worried that once they were baked in the oven the crumble would be a little too crunchy!
If you don't have any coconut flakes or simply don't want to buy any you can of course use enough from the Superflake packet as they are nice and big and easy to separate and each pack contains a generous amount.
  
Method:
Lay the pears evenly in a buttered dish. Mix together the Marsala and vanilla extract then pour over the pears and drizzle over the maple syrup. Pop into the oven on the middle shelf and let the pears cook for about 10 minutes.

Turn and cook for a further 10 minutes, by which time they should be nicely softened. Once they're cooked you may want to spoon off a little of the juice.  Set aside and make the crumble.

Put the flour, oats, sugar, butter and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl and using your fingertips rub and mix together until you have a crumble. Now stir in the Superflakes, almonds and hazelnuts.

Sprinkle 50g of the chocolate chips over the cooked pears. Then top with the crumble followed by the rest of the chocolate chips.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.  Sprinkle over the coconut flakes and return to the oven for another 10 minutes until piping hot.

Serve straight away with vanilla ice cream.

Pear Chocolate Cocoa and Coconut Superflake Crumble

Nature's Path Superflakes are available in Cocoa and Coconut and also Honey and Chia.  Available in Tesco store nationwide and priced at £3.50 RRP

Find out more over at Nature's Path
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Disclosure: Post in collaboration with Nature's Path. I received payment to cover my time and ingredients to develop a recipe using Superflakes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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