Monday, December 31, 2012

Vegan Festive Fruit Crumble

Yesterday I had a bunch of not-quite-crunchy apples, and 15 minutes to do something with them.  The result was a fruit crumble with a spicy festive edge.




* 5 apples
* Tbsp dried cranberries
* Tbsp sultanas
* tsp cinnamon
* Pinch of ginger
* Pinch of nutmeg


* 2 cups rolled oats
* 1/2 cup oatbran
* 1/2 cup flour (I used buckwheat)
* 1/4 cup sugar or erythritol
* 3 Tbsp coconut oil - melted or softened
* 1/2 tsp salt
* tsp vanilla extract


Cut the apples into rough chunks, discarding the core. You may peel them if you prefer, but I never do.

Just cover the bottom of a saucepan with water and bring to the boil.

Turn down the heat to a simmer, place the apples in the saucepan, cover and let cook until just soft. Don't worry about the small amount of cooking water; the apples will release liquid as they cook

While the apples are cooking, make the topping:

* First place all dry ingredients into the processor and whiz until the oats have broken up a bit.
* Add all other ingredients and combine until the mix looks like crumble topping

Once the apples are ready, pour them, and the water they cooked in, into your preferred crumble dish.

Sprinkle in the dried fruit and spices, then use your hands to crumble the topping over the fruit/spices

You can let it sit like this until you want to eat it. Then just bake for 20 minutes in a moderately hot oven.

It's also pretty good cold, and can be fancied up with some liqueur and/or coconut cream (or real cream if you are not vegan) for a dinner party dessert.

Perhaps just the thing for New Years Eve? I've got mine tupperwared for a night away. I'm not sure where we are off to yet. The idea is to embark via campervan in the general direction of Kaikoura and see where the wind takes us.

Maybe only so far as the Waipara Valley vineyards.. ;D



  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR, I hope you have a wonderful 2013. That fruit crumble looks devine!

  2. YUM this looks great - and you New Years adventures sound awesome.... no shame for ending up in a vineyard either ;)

  3. I am so making this! I hadn't figured out what to use instead of butter to get a really good crumble topping. Duh, coconut oil, OF COURSE. You're a genius.


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