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Nutty Oat Fruit Crumble

Nutty oat fruit crumble

Doesn’t matter how old you are there is something deliciously comforting about a fruit crumble and this is one of those recipes that tastes like it should be devastatingly unhealthy.

But behold! It uses only delicious, healthy ingredients and has absolutely no aded sugar, can be gluten free if you use GF oats and can be low-carb if you ditch the oats and load up with more nuts.

Nutty oat fruit crumble

It's a real hero recipe that is brilliant for using up to use up the sorry-looking fruit past it’s best. In fact, this dessert transforms weary fruit in to 'quelque chose de fabuleux’ while minimising waste…and if you're not quite sold here’s another irresistible reason to get you oven gloves at the ready…this kittle ditty can be whipped together in one skillet pan or baking tray so there’s little to no dishes afterwards.

So here it is, the easiest, easiest, scrumptious fruit crumble.

Nutty oat fruit crumble


  • 3 x plums

  • 2 ripe apples

  • 1 x handle blackberries

  • 1/2 cup sultanas

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • 1tbsp cacao powder

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  • 6 dates

  • 1 x cup of mixed nuts (Brazil, pecans, pistachios & hazelnut)

  • 1 tbsp dessicated coconut

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • 1/2 cup oats

  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  • Pre heat the oven to 180

  • Chop up the fruit in to slices, sprinkle over the cinnamon, mixed spice, cacao and vanilla and leave it to absorb.

  • To the skillet add the butter, 1/2 the vanilla, 1/2 cinnamon and 1/2 mixed spice and let it brown while all the flavours infuse.

  • While the butter browns add the dates, remaining cinnamon, mixed splice and vanilla together with the coconut and whizz in a processor until a crumbly texture,

  • Add to the melted butter mixture along with the oats and stir together so its all covered in the butter and clumpy in texture.

  • When the crumble is well combined, pour it out in to a bowl leaving the skillet empty.

  • Then add the prepped fruit, drizzle with a little water (approx 2 tbsp), then add the crumble topping

  • Place in the oven for 20/25 mins or until the crumble browns and the fruit mixture bubbles through a little.

  • I served this with whipped vanilla marscapone but cream would be just as tasty.

Nutty oat fruit crumble

Check out the rest of my website for more healthy recipes with no added sugar, along with help and advice on living a low or no sugar lifestyle.

You can find out more about the benefits of cutting out excess sugar from your diet hey watching my video below or reading my blog here.

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