21 October 2014

Honey Sweetened Oat Crumble Topping

At last, another Scrummy Sunday series post. Not on a sunday I know, but better late than never I guess!

Honey Sweetened Oat Crumble Topping

My family are big dessert people, I am from the UK so I love all the traditional stodgy puddings with custard but once we cut out sugar, I set about adjusting my recipes so we could still enjoy them because life without dessert is simply rubbish!!

Here is my recipe for the traditional Crumble, I love its crunchiness. Enjoy it with cream, custard or ice cream, Adjust it to suit your own family. Substitute the flour for almond flour or the honey for maple syrup, more or less fruit, its up to you!

I made a pear and berry crumble for this post, but have included quantities of other fruit at the bottom.


1.5 cups Organic Oats
1.5 Cups Flour (We use King Arthur flour, wholemeal also works fine but add another tsp of oil or 20g of butter to counteract dryness)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon (Ginger and Nutmeg is also lovely)
4- 6 tbsp Raw Honey  (*see below)
3.5 tsp Coconut oil
80g Room temperature Butter

*We use 4 tbsp Honey but you may wish to use 6 if you are used to raw or refined sugar as it may not be sweet enough for you.

Add Oats, Flour and Cinnamon to a large mixing bowl.

 Add honey and Coconut oil to a small saucepan and gently heat until just melted.

Drizzle into dry mixture, mix with a spoon then rub in using fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.

 Finally rub in Butter until mixed well.

 This makes approximately 3 1/2 cups of crumble topping. This makes 3 Desserts in a 18.5cm dish or two in a 25cm dish. 

-Fillings are for an 18cm Dish to serve two, or for four conservative portions (but who wants one of those? :))

Pear & Berry                   2 ripe pears, peeled and chopped, 1 cup berries
Apple and strawberry      3 Apples, peeled and chopped, 1 cup hulled and diced strawberries
Peach                               650g peeled and chopped peaches or 1.5 tins.
Mixed fruit                      1 Apple, 1 Pear both peeled and chopped, handful of berries, 100g Peaches.

This is a yummy treat for all the family, I hope you enjoy it! 

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