Sweet Treats

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble X Carrot Cake

I can sometimes be indecisive... Especially when it comes to dessert. 

My mom had some beautiful stalks of rhubarb growing in her garden, and I instantly thought strawberry rhubarb crumble! But, it was Easter after all, so maybe carrot cake since all the little bunnies love that (and by bunny's I mean my nephews). Well, why not combine them?!

I did just that, and it was deeelish!! Even my little bunny Beckett asked if he could bring some home (I bet he didn't know there was carrot it in). 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of chopped rhubarb 
  • 3 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 2 small oranges (2 tsp. zest & 1/2 cup juice)
  • 1 cup finely grated carrot (about 3 carrots)
  • 1 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of raw crushed walnuts
  • 3 tbsp. of raw honey
  • 2 tbsp. of pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. In a large saucepan, add chopped rhubarb, strawberries, 1 tsp. of orange zest, freshly squeezed orange juice, and raw honey. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 10 minutes on low while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Note: it's going to be quite juicy but don't worry the oats are going to absorb it all up when you bake it. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add oats, walnuts, grated carrot, maple syrup, 1 tsp. of orange zest, and coconut oil. Stir well with a fork.
  4. In a medium pyrex glass dish, layer half the carrot oat mixture on the bottom, then the cooked strawberry rhubarb mixture, and finally, top with the remaining carrot oat mixture.
  5. Bake for 25minutes, or until toasty on top & juices are bubbling. 
  6. Serve with a scoop of coconut ice cream or whip