Warming Winter Crumble

Apple Crumble

These cold, wet days definitely require warming, nourishing foods. Bella, Poppy and I came up with this healthier twist on the traditional crumble recipe last weekend. Substitute raspberries for blackberries and/or blueberries. Both girls came back for seconds – a good sign of a successful recipe!


400g Cooking apples – peeled and cut into 1.2cm chunks. Approx. 2 large apple

A handful of raspberries, blackberries and/or blueberries

80g Quick cook porridge oats

40g Melted coconut oil

50g Coconut sugar – or brown sugar

80g Chopped mixed nuts (can be omitted)

20g Spelt, brown or plain flour

20g Ground Almonds – or fine to substitute with oats or flour

A squeeze of lemon juice

Makes approx. 6 – 8 Kids portions


  • Toss a generous squeeze of lemon juice over the chopped apple (to stop it discolouring) and mix through the 25g of the coconut sugar
  • Add the berries and arrange in your baking tray
  • For the crumble topping mix the oats, flour, ground almonds, melted coconut oil, chopped nuts and the remaining coconut sugar
  • Sprinkle topping over the apple mixture
  • Bake at 190˚C for approx. 25 minutes until the crumble is bubbling and golden
  • Enjoy with a spoonful of coconut yogurt or ice cream

Apple Prep

Tip: Consider using frozen berries – they are often better value 

Options: Add 1/4tsp ground cinnamon or ginger to your crumble topping. Love seeds? Sprinkle some over the top too! 

How kids can help: 

  • Peeling the apple
  • Mixing the lemon and sugar over the apple chunks
  • Arranging the apple and berries in the dish
  • Measuring and mixing the crumble topping
  • Pouring the crumble topping over the apple

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