Oat Fruit Crumble - GF/DF/Vegan

I went out for dinner on Saturday night with my sister and some friends to celebrate multiple birthdays. We visited Playwrights in Coventry. Now if you are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, or just eat anything, I would definitely recommend going. The food is lovely and on the menu most of the meals have note saying that they can be adapted to be gluten free. 

On the dessert menu there was a gluten free fruit crumble served with soya cream... Now it is very rare there is a gluten and dairy free dessert served which isn't sorbet. However, I didn't actually order it... my meal of fajitas just before was far too big and I had some really tight trousers on, so it wasn't going to happen!




Obviously because I didn't have it, the next day I literally could think of nothing else...




So I came up with this recipe using literally what I had in the cupboard for the topping.
I only had a tiny bit of flour left, and I wanted the topping to be crunchy so I decided to use oats and some flaxseed I had leftover. The combination actually worked really well, and the added flaxseed gave it a boost of fibre and omega 3 which is always a bonus!
I didn't use any granulated sugar through this recipe, I used Clarks carob fruit syrup, which actually worked really well with the sweetness of the fruit and helped to crisp up the oats on top.

This recipe served 2.






















Ingredients.

For the Topping:



For the base:

  • 1 bramley apple
  • 2 big handfuls of frozen berries - I didn't weigh them, just depends how many berries you prefer!
  • 2 tbsp Fruit syrup

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Peel the apple and cut into chunks. 
  3. Put the apples, berries and syrup in a pan and cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until the apples soften. (If you like your fruit sweeter, then add more syrup)
  4. In a bowl, add the oats, flaxseed, syrup and melted spread. Mix until it is all formed together. 
  5. Pour the fruit mixture into the bottom of your dish, and place the oaty mixture on top. 
  6. Put in the oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until it is golden brown and crisp. 
  7. Serve and enjoy! 

Love Lucy xoxo 

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