Vegan Plum and Apple Crumble

 Vegan plum and apple crumble recipe 

This vegan crumble is the perfect food at this time of year - seasonal fruit that becomes sweet and sticky, warming spices, and the decadent oat crumble topping make it a proper feel-good dish. It's the type of dish that reminds you that the fact we're heading into winter isn't so bad after all. 

I had loads of apples to use up so wanted to make a crumble that freezes well too - I layered into four enamel pie dishes so we have a supply of this winter warmer for whenever the time calls. So I made the crumble topping a wet mixture instead of dry so it doesn't go soggy when defrosting it. Just take it out the freezer in the morning and heat as below that evening. 

vegan plum & apple crumble

Ingredients (makes 8 portions):

For the filling:

  • 8-9 plums
  • 2-3 apples
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp almond milk

Method:

Heat your oven to 180C (350F). Mix the filling ingredients together in a bowl then distribute into four small enamel dishes or one 9"x9" or 10"x8" baking dish.

Mix all the dry topping ingredients together to combine, then stir in the maple syrup, oil, and almond milk and mix thoroughly until it's all damp. 

Top the fruit mixture with the crumble mixture. No need to cover all the fruit, the uncovered bits go extra sticky! Bake for 35-40 minutes for a small enamel dish or 45-50 minutes if made into one larger baking tray. 

Nutrition (per serving):

  • Protein: 7.2g  (Women: 14.4% / Men: 13.1%)
  • Iron: 1.5mg (Women: 10.1% / Men: 17.2%)
  • Calories: 271 (Women: 13.6% / Men: 10.8%)
  • Sugars: 23.6g (Women: 26.2% / Men: 19.7%)
  • Total Fats: 11.6g (Women: 16.6% / Men: 12.2%) 
  • Saturated Fats: 1.0g (Women: 5.0% / Men: 3.3%)
  • Salt: 0.2g (Women: 3.3% / Men: 3.3%)
  • Fibre: 4.2g (Women: 14.0% / Men: 14.0%)

See the Nutrition Info page for more details on % of Dietary Reference Values for men and women.