25 August 2015

Very easy oaty blackberry and apple crumble

I love a good crumble. My favourite crumbles are of an oatmeal variety, using lovely rolled oats instead of a more traditional crust made with flour. I sort of try to kid myself that by using oats in a crumble, it becomes health food... After all, it is fruits, berries and oats, so it must be healthy. Right? This blackberry and apple oatmeal crumble was inspired by my many moments of recent foraging trips to our local park, which is brimming with blackberries.




I am of the firm opinion that a crumble must be made from the heart. I never really do a measured crumble. It is a messy, chuck it all in and measure with your eyes and your mouth type of a crumble that gets my juices flowing. However, as this is a recipe post, I have made an attempt to provide some measurements... But as with all good crumbles, feel free to ignore the measurements and be inspired by the moment!

oatmeal blackberry apple crumble

oatmeal blackberry apple crumble


Ingredients:
2 large cooking apples
4 punnets of blackberries (about 600g)
2 tbsp cinnamon
generous sprinkling of sugar (about 100g)
100g butter
100g rolled oats
100g sugar

Method:
Peel and core the apples, chop in pieces about the size of your thumb. Place in the bakeware with the blackberries, sprinkle cinnamon and about 100g of sugar on top, and mix well. 

Chop the butter in small pieces, and in a bowl, pinch in the rolled oats and sugar into the butter. Sprinkle on top of the apple blackberry mix.

I use a deep round glass bakeware, which is 7-8 inches (20cm) in diameter, but anything in that rough size would work. Bake in the oven at 200C (180C fan oven) for 20 minutes or until golden and a little crispy on top.  

Eat with some vanilla ice cream!


oatmeal blackberry apple crumble


(The blackberries let out a lot of liquid, which is lovely drizzled on top of the ice cream. The topping is lovely and buttery, and if you like it really thick, try increasing the butter, rolled oats and sugar into 150g each)






20 comments:

  1. Mmmmm yummy! You simply cannot beat a good crumble and this looks so good! x #CookBlogShare

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    1. Thank you :) It is just the easiest dessert you could ever make - my fav!

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  2. I love crumble and usually throw in some oats into the topping as well. My 5 year old is a confirmed fruit hater, but he will eat crumble so he's eaten plums, apples, apricots, rhubarb and strawberries over the last few months, without complaint! Must try blackberries next. Thanks for linking up to #cookblogshare.

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    1. That is brilliant that your little one eats crumble... I tried to offer my very fussy 2 year old this and she shook her head in disgust as soon as she realised it wasn't breaded and from the freezer... :D And yes, do try blackberries, it is the season now :) Thanks for hosting!

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  3. I'm still clinging onto the last bit of summer (I'm a firm believer that crumble is an autumn/winter comfort food). However when it's officially time for chilly weather then this is just the sort of thing I like - it sounds delicious.

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    1. It is nearly autumn already! Or at least that's the way I feel :) It sure has been rainy enough for autumn... But definitely, do try, and go forage for some blackberries too, it seems like it is a plentiful autumn for them and you can find them until October :)

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  4. You can't go wrong with a fruity crumble :-) Delicious! #CookBlogShare

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    1. Nope, you can't! And it is so quick to make too it doesn't matter if it doesn't work out perfectly :)

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  5. This looks like such and easy recipe - apple crumble is one of my Autumn faves! I've pinned it to try myself next month :D

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    1. Thanks for pinning it! :) Hopefully you will like it :)

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  6. That look delicious! I love apple crumble :) #tastytuesdays

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    1. Apple crumble is my fav pud to have in autumn time as well :) So very seasonal!

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  7. This looks so good and as I am gluten free this is the perfect dessert! I'm going to have to make some soon. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. I didn't even realise this would be gluten-free until you pointed this out - brilliant that you can try this one too! :) It can be really difficult sometimes to find gluten-free recipes.

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  8. This looks delicious! I'm with you on the chuck it all in approach. Will definately be making wintery berry crumbles in the coming months. as the cold weather creeps in. #recipeoftheweek

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    1. Oh yes :) And I am so looking forward to the plums making an appearance too - I love a plum apple crumble too :)

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  9. Your crumble looks delicious, I love an oaty crumble. Perfect comfort food, yum! Thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. I think I will need to make some again soon, this was lovely and we have some blackberries in the fridge... :)

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