Crumble is one of those dishes that appeals to everyone. It is easy and quick to prepare and it helps you on your way towards your daily fruit needs. A ‘traditional’ crumble, however, contains a lot of sugar and butter, which is actually not necessary. Most types of fruit are sweet enough on their own and you can also make a crunchy crumble without adding large amounts of butter. Therefore, I’m offering you a tasty and healthy alternative: a crumble made out of oatmeal, spelt flour, ground almonds and hazelnuts. Truly delicious! As for the fruit filling, I used apples, pears and cherries, but you can use any type of fruit you like. Recently, for example, I used raspberries instead of cherries and that turned out great as well!
Oatmeal crumble with apples, pears & cherries
- Fruit filling
- 2 apples peeled & cut into cubes
- 2 pears peeled & cut into cubes
- 100 g cherries or raspberries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 tbsp water
- 100 g oats
- 50 g spelt flour
- 25 g blanched almonds
- 25 g hazelnuts
- 40 g (soynut) butter or vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 15 g almond flakes
- Preheat the oven to 320 °F (160 °C).
- Heat a large cooking pot on medium-low heat. Add apple and pear cubes, together with lemon juice and water. Add cinnamon stick and sugar and let everything simmer for about 15 min.
- Meanwhile, roast the blanched almonds and hazelnuts in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until lightly golden brown. Leave to cool for a minute and then grind the nuts in the kitchen aid.
- Mix all ingredients for the crumble together in a large bowl (use your hands).
- Remove the cinnamon stick from the apple-pear mixture and place the latter in an oven dish. Cut the cherries in half and put them on top of the apple-pear mixture. Break up the crumble with your fingers and place on top of the fruits. Finish with the almond flakes.
- Bake the crumble for about 35 min.
- Serve the crumble lukewarm or cold together with plain yoghurt or some (vanilla) ice cream.