easy oaty crumble

Don't you love crumble? It's my go-to dessert when it's cold. I made a rhubarb and apple one this time but you could use pears or peaches, plums or anything else you feel like (within reason, grapes won't work).

To make the crumble topping you'll need:
1 cup of oats
1 cup of all purpose/plain flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegan margarine
your choice of fruit, chopped (and maybe peeled) enough to fill your baking dish

Chop and maybe peel your fruit into smallish chunks, if it's something tough like rhubarb the chunks need to be quite small so that they're cooked by the time the topping's done.

Fill your dish about 3/4 of the way up with the fruit, then sprinkle on a couple of dessert spoons of sugar.

To make the crumble, put all of the ingredients into a bowl and grab a wooden spoon.

Use the bottom of the spoon in a kind of chopping movement into the margarine, chop down into it until it's all in little pieces and the mix looks kind of crumby.

Pour the crumby crumbs over the fruit and pack it down a bit so there aren't too many gaps in the fruit.

Bake it at Gas mark 4/170C/320F for 20-30 minutes, or until it's browned on top. Less time for mushy fruits like berries, more time for the tougher fruits like the rhubarb.

Always with soy ice-cream. Always.


The Voracious Vegan said...

I have never made a crumble before! How could I have not done this? They are simple and delicious....your photos are beautiful!

Naomi Rose said...

So good cold for breakfast the next day too! :)

ana b. said...

I think the fun part with crumble is mucking about with the crumble and rubbing it in your fingers. Disgusting but I do wash my hands!! Promise.

Artichoke Zine. said...

Yummm! Crumble is the best, with a big scoop of Swedish Glace. oh my!x

shannonmarie said...

I'd love to rawify that one, but rhubarb is poisonous raw. I guess I have an excuse to really bake.

Naomi Rose said...

haha Ana that's my WORST that's why I use the spoon to chop it in, I hate getting it under my nails!

Christina, swedish glace is where it's AT!

Oh Shannon, that sounds like the perfect excuse for some crumble to me...

Liz said...


Elizabeth said...

This crumble does look delicious and an easy recipe as well.