Warming Vegan Berry Oat Crumble

Bursting with berries 🍓🍒 and topped with a crunchy oat crumble, this warming number is delicious, nutritious, and perfect for any time of day.

We know, we know. There’s the age-old debate of the crumb-to-fruit ratio, 20:80, 50:50, 60:40.

We’re not here to judge, or to weigh in on the debate (*crumble is King*).

We’ve gone with a very respectable 60:40 ratio, but please feel free to adjust to your crumble wants and needs.

It’s rich in fibre, naturally sweetened, and filled with good fats and protein from the nuts. And it has one of your five-a-day in it to boot! Enjoy this recipe as a nourishing breakfast or as a healthy dessert.

It’s definitely good enough to serve on its own but we always recommend pairing it with coconut yoghurt, vegan ice cream, or a splash of plant-based milk.

Don’t forget to tag #makankitchenstories if you make it! <3

Ingredients (serves 4-6):

Crumble:

  • 1.5 cups oat flour

  • 1 cup unblended oats 

  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts, blended coarsely in your food processor (leave a few chunky bits!)

  • 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil or vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 

  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon 

  • A pinch of good quality sea salt

Filling ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen berries

  • 2 tbsp orange zest

  • 2 tbsp tapioca or cornstarch

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line a baking tray or loaf tin with baking paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the crumble ingredients with your hands until the mixture starts to hold together when pressed. Taste and add more salt or sweetener as needed.

  3. Put 1/4 of the crumble mix in a container in the freezer to allow it to harden a little - this will give you some delicious crunchy clusters!

  4. Set the rest of the mix aside and get ready to make the filling.

  5. Pop your fruit mix into a pan over a low-medium heat. If your fruit isn't frozen you may need to add a splash of water to prevent sticking.

  6. As the fruit begins to break down, add in the tapioca or cornstarch.

  7. Cook slowly on a low-medium heat for around 15 minutes or until a delicious jam-like mix has formed (you want it solid and sticky enough that it doesn't easily pour from a spoon).

  8. Press 3/4 of the oat crumble mix firmly into your lined tray using your fingers or the back of a spoon.

  9. Pour over the fruit filling mix.

  10. Get the remaining 1/4 oat crumble mix out of the freezer, which should now be a little more solid and lumpy having been in the freezer.

  11. Sprinkle the remaining crumble over the top. Bake in the oven for 35-40 mins or until the topping is golden and the filling is bubbling through. ⁣⁣⁣


Top tip: Use what you have. Grated apple would have been a lovely addition here. You could also use rhubarb, plum, apple, pear - or a combination of a few. 

Don’t forget to tag @makansnacks and #makankitchenstories if you make it!

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