The New Way To Eat Butternut – In A Healthy Crumble That Tastes Insane

by | Aug 9, 2016 | Recipes

How cool is this twist on a traditional savoury pie?

It’s time to give up the traditional unhealthy pie and move on to this healthy, delicious butternut crumble. It’s packed full of uber-nutritious ingredients and helps protect against disease.

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The oats are high in fibre, carbohydrate rich, low fat, low sodium and have a low glycaemic index. The crumble also contains super-good-for-you sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, making an irresistible combination of tasty and healthy.

What You Need

800g butternut peeled and diced into small cubes
2 tbs (30 ml) olive oil
½ tsp (2.5 ml) dried chilli flakes
½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground cumin
1 tbs (15 ml) honey
2 tsp (10 ml) chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the crumble

1½ cups whole rolled oats
50g sesame seeds
4 tbs (60ml) pumpkin seeds
2-3 tbs (30-45 ml) olive oil
10g grated Parmesan cheese
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Place the butternut, olive oil, chilli flakes, cumin, honey and rosemary leaves on a lined baking tray. Season well with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, toss and roast in a preheated 220°C oven for 25-30 minutes until softened and well roasted.
2. Remove from the oven and transfer to two small or one medium sized baking or gratin dish.
3. For the crumble, combine the oats, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and seasoning in a large bowl and mix well.
4. Pour the crumble mix over the butternut and bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crumble is golden.

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