This Plum And Apple Crumble is the ultimate comforting sweet dish for fall. It is high in complex carbs and skips refined sugar entirely while being oh so delicious.
Plum and Apple Crumble (refinded sugar-free)
When the colder season rolls around, I’m always craving warm dishes when it comes to my daily meal plan. Not only do I love to eat a warm breakfast (Hello, oatmeal!) and soups as well as stews for lunch and dinner, but I also like my sweet treats hot this time of the year. And what better way to celebrate seasonal fruits than with this healthy and comforting crumble.
A tangy burst of sweetness
For this crumble recipe, I used two of my favourite fall fruits, plums and apples. I think they go so well together and form a sweet but tangy combination I always crave. Throw in some warming spices, cover with a healthy crust and 30 minutes later, you will have a comforting but balanced dessert.
The best part? While you’re baking the crumble, the smell in the kitchen from the fruits and warming spices is divine and will make your loved ones run to the table to get some of this delicious treat.
I love to eat this plum and apple crumble as a dessert or serve it as a sweet but balanced brunch dish.
Tips for making this plum and apple crumble
You can easily swap out the apple and plums for other fruits you like to make your favourite version of the crumble.
The crumble is best served right after making. Store leftovers in the fridge, but be aware that the crumble crust will not stay as crunchy as it is when taking it right out of the oven.
Serve with regular, Greek or plant-based yoghurt to add a creamy but healthy touch to this crispy dessert.
More sweet treats using fall fruits
Try these balanced desserts to satisfy your cravings:
Plum And Apple Crumble
For the fruit layer
- 5 plums
- 1 apple
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
For the crumble topping
- 50 g rolled oats (1/2 cup)
- 30 g almond flour (1/4 cup)
- 2 tbsp ground hazelnuts
- 1 tbsp sliced almonds
- 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC (~ 350ºF). Halve the plums and remove the pit. Core the apples, remove kernels and roughly chop.
- Put the plum and apple pieces into a small baking pan (10×20 cm). Sprinkle with cinnamon, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Set aside.
- In a bowl, mix rolled oats, ground hazelnuts and sliced almonds. Add vanilla extract, coconut oil and maple syrup. Stir until well combined.
- Scatter the topping over the plum and apple layer and sprinkle with some more sliced almonds. Bake for about 20 minutes until the crust is golden.
- Take out the oven and serve with yoghurt, sprinkled with some cinnamon.
- Double the ingredients and use a bigger baking pan to make this plum and apple crumble for a crowd.
- The crumble is best served right after making. Store leftovers in the fridge, but be aware that the crumble crust will not stay as crunchy as it is when taking it right out of the oven.
- Serve with regular, Greek or plant-based yoghurt to add a creamy but healthy touch to this crispy dessert.
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