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Vegan Apple Berry Crumble

This Vegan Apple Berry Crumble is the most comforting, cosiest dessert ever – each mouthful is like a little hug! The filling has no added sugar and the topping is medium-sweet with the toasty crunch from the almonds, the crumbliness from the buttery oat chunks that melt in your mouth and the fragrance of sweet, warming cinnamon.

2 bowls containing apple berry crumble 1 with custard on next to pottery jug and ceramic baking dish on white marble table

Your mouth’s watering right?!

apple berry filling with golden oat crumble topping in rectangular ceramic baking dish with wooden spoon on white marble top

And since it’s summer, you can enjoy this chilled or slightly warm with some ice cream, trust me, amazing pudding. Actually it would even make for a moderately healthy snack in my opinion!

berry oat crumble in white rustic bowl held by hand pouring custard over it from pottery jug on white marble table

Questions about Vegan Apple Berry Crumble

What is apple berry crumble? A crumble is also known as a crisp (in the US). It is a mix of flour, sugar and fat that is transformed into a breadcrumb mix, sprinkled on top of fruit and then baked until the fruit is tender and bubbly and the top is golden brown with a bit of crunch. This recipe uses apples and mixed berries as the filling and oats in place of flour for the topping.

How to make crumble? There are two components: the topping and the filling. The filling is usually raw fruit thrown into a baking dish. The topping requires a little more work as the flour, fat and sugar must be well incorporated, either using hands or a food processor, into the appropriate texture before being baked on top of the filling, typically around 50 minutes.

What fruits can be used in crumble? Any fruit you fancy. Usually more firm fruits require a little more time to become tender as opposed to soft fruits when baking.

Is crumble healthy? Since half of the dessert is made with fruit I would confidently say that it is probably a healthy alternative to standard cakes! Especially since fruit is nourishing. In addition, you can control the amount of sugar and fat in the topping and choose to use oats or whole wheat flour etc instead of refined grains, making it potentially healthy enough for breakfast or post gym snacks.

Crumble Recipe

Serving size:

Serves 8-10

Ingredients:

  • 4 large apples chopped roughly into chunks
  • 250g mixed berries
  • 150g brown/coconut sugar
  • 200g rolled oats
  • 100 ml melted coconut oil
  • 74g roast almonds chopped roughly
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180℃
  2. In a large baking dish, add the apples and berries and put aside.
  3. Place 100g oats in a blender and blitz to a flour.
  4. In a bowl, add oats and oat flour with the oil and using fingertips, work into breadcrumb-like texture.
  5. Fold in the sugar, almonds and cinnamon.
  6. Sprinkle over the fruit.
  7. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes.

Made this Recipe?

If you had a go at this Vegan Apple Berry Crumble please feel free to give me a shout on Instagram at @food_flaneur– would love to see your pics!

If you like fruity desserts…

You should definitely give these recipes a try:

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

No-Nice Cream Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Banana Popsicles

Big Thanks to…

Minimalist Baker for my food inspo. You can find their recipe here: https://minimalistbaker.com/the-best-vegan-apple-crisp/.

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