Use this oatmeal topping for any kind of crumble: in Summer with any stone fruit or red fruit, it’s absolutely delicious (I always add an apple though) or in Autumn with pear and/or apple. If your fruits are very ripe or sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe, the fruits will balance the sweetness.
Why using oatmeal?
- Oat brings a good taste and a crunchy texture that contrasts with the sweet and smooth baked fruits.
- For the incredible nutritional qualities of oatmeal. Did you know that a 40 gr portion of oatmeal covers half of the daily needs of beta-glucans helps to maintain normal cholesterol levels (as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle of course)? The recommended daily dose is 30 gr. In 2010, the EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) approved on scientific basis the anti-cholesterol benefits of oats.
Oatmeal is also rich in quality carbohydrates, fiber and vitamins. It also has moderate glycemic index (while limiting the risk of fat intake).