Lee’s Individual Rhubarb Crumbles

Individual Rhubarb Crumbles Recipe

Dessert crumbles just scream cosy nights around the lounge watching a good movie with the family. A crumble, also known as a brown betty (if you’re from the UK), is a traditional British dish that can be made into a sweet or savoury version, depending on the ingredients used, although the sweet version is much more common. While most crumble recipes call for large amounts of refined white sugar, this one uses coconut sugar and spices to add sweetness and tastes just as good, if not better, than its less healthy counterparts. It’s the healthy answer to your sweet-tooth cravings that won’t leave you feeling guilty and bloated. Serve this crumble warm straight from the oven with a generous dollop of chilled yoghurt or whip up a batch coconut cream.

Serves: 4


Individual Rhubarb Crumbles Recipe

By: Lee Holmes

This crumble is the healthy answer to your sweet-tooth cravings that won’t leave you feeling guilty and bloated.


Prep time

Cook time



  • Stewed Rhubarb
  • 1 large bunch rhubarb, trimmed & chopped into 2–3 inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • Zest & juice 1 orange
  • 2.5cm piece ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups walnuts or almonds, or mixed nuts of choice
  • 3 tbsp butter, cut into cubes
  • Pinch Celtic sea salt
  • Dollop chilled coconut cream, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 175°C.
  • First, stew rhubarb placing rhubarb in large saucepan with remaining ingredients over top.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer gently until soft, about 10 mins, until rhubarb is cooked but still holds its shape.
  • Move to bowl, add nutmeg, coconut sugar and cinnamon and toss to coat.
  • Remove from bowl and layer into square pie or baking dish.
  • In food processor, process nuts until fine.
Add butter and sea salt and process until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle mixture over rhubarb and place in oven. Bake for 15–20 mins until crispy on top. Serve with chilled coconut cream.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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