If you are looking for a simple, yummy, sweet, and satisfying something, this recipe is for you. I originally created this recipe for consuming in the colder months but it is a good addition to your diet when you are working on recovering from adrenal fatigue.
The cooked fruit is easy to digest which is a very overlooked yet important aspect to recovery in order to help your digestive system to easily absorb the nutrients from the foods you eat. Depending on how severe your adrenal fatigue is, even gluten-free grains may need to be avoided altogether to allow for a full and faster recovery. If that is the case for you, omit the oats in this recipe.
The hidden jewel in this recipe is the cinnamon. But not just any cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels which is imperative to adrenal function and a thriving nervous system. It also helps to lower LDL cholesterol and inflammation so don’t be shy about using it.
To make this recipe a complete meal, add a source of protein on the side such as a slice of turkey or a warm cup of chamomile tea with a scoop of unflavored collagen powder protein stirred into it. Enjoy!
Spiced Pear and Apple Crumble
1 Tablespoon refined coconut oil
1 apple, sliced
1 pear, sliced
1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup sprouted gluten-free oats (I like the brand One Degree)
¼ cup chopped pecans
In a sauté pan, heat coconut oil and add the sliced apples, pears, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook until fruit is tender - the more cooked the easier it is to digest.
Spoon the fruit into 2 bowls and top with oats (if using), pecans, and a little more cinnamon.