I was looking for a warm an comforting pudding one weekend and realised that I had never made a crumble from scratch. After quite an extensive search across various websites, I cobbled together a number of different recipes to come up with a really sweet tasting, no refined sugar or flour dessert that my little girl gobbled up in record time! She had a little custard with hers, whereas I had mine without anything. This is a tasty sweet dessert that can be added it to a number of ways. Check out the variations below…


2 dessert apples (I used Pink Lady)
1 pear
2tsp lime juice
2bsp water
2tbsp honey
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1/2tsp ginger paste

100g traditional porridge oats
2tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2tsp ginger paste
40g cubed chilled butter


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Blitz 60g of the oats in a blender/food processor until they are fine
  • Put all of the oats in a mixing bowl with the sugar, cinnamon and ginger paste and mix them together with a fork
  • Add in the butter, and mix it all together by rubbing it between your fingers into a breadcrumb consistency. (It may be a little lumpy, but that’s ok, it just adds to the texture)
  • Pop your mixture into a food bag then into the fridge or freezer until you need it. Put your mixing bowl to on side, you’ll need it again shortly
  • Peel, and core your apples and pear. Chop your fruit into wedges. For the apple, I used an apple wedger as it is so easy to use, but you can just chop them into good chunks
  • Grease a suitable pie dish
  • Using your mixing bowl from earlier, add all of your filling ingredients and stir thoroughly. Pour it into your pie dish and spread evenly
  • Take your crumble mixture out of the fridge or freezer and spread evenly on top of the filling
  • Bake your crumble in the oven for 40-45 mins until you can see the fruit is bubbling away


  • You can serve this with some full fat Greek yogurt or custard, or maybe ice cream
  • You can add mixed berries for a more “countryside style” crumble
  • Try adding some chopped nuts (like pecans) to the crumble mixture

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