Apple berry crumble

I make this apple berry crumble all the time – brunches, afternoon tea, dessert, it is always a hit! The ingredients in this recipe are flexible, so let your taste buds guide you. This recipe can be made plant-based by replacing the honey with maple syrup and gluten-free by using gluten-free rolled oats.

Prep time 45 minutes, baking time 15 minutes,  makes a medium sized crumble dish

Ingredients for fruit base

  • 4 chopped apples – you can choose and chop the apples to your taste, I use red apples in small to medium bite sized pieces
  • 400g mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • Honey/maple syrup to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Cinnamon spice to taste
  • Ginger spice to taste
  • Water as needed

Ingredients for crumble

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup honey/maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cinnamon to taste


  1. Put the chopped apples and berries in a pot on low-medium heat.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot with a dash of water.
  3. Let the fruit cook until soft, adding more spices to your taste and more water if needed.
  4. While the fruit cooks down make the crumble.
  5. Add all of the crumble ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  6. Mix together until bite-sized crumble pieces form,  then set aside.
  7. Once the fruit is cooked to your liking, place it evenly in your baking dish.
  8. Put the crumble evenly on top of the fruit.
  9. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.
  10. Keep an eye on your crumble top, if it needs more time then watch it carefully as it can burn easily.

Best served with ice-cream.

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