Spiced Autumn Fruit Crumble

It’s apple time! No mistaking.


My grandma has an apple tree in her garden and this year it’s going crazy. There are hundreds of apples, all waiting to be picked an eaten. The last month I made something with apple almost every other day. Apple chips, overnight oats with apples, apple cake, apple muffins.. and so on. And I will make some apple butter soonish I think. Haven’t had some for quite a while.

Anyway, this recipe also was made with apples, some breakfast to welcome the autumn.


But it works as a desert as well. I am a big fan of sweet breakfast so almost all of what I eat for breakfast I could eat as a desert as well ^^° Maybe I should try something savory once in a while.

Well, who cares… Back to the point. If you are having some apples in store like me, this is a nice and easy recipe to do. And you can swap almost everything. Having apples but no pear? Leave it out. Can’t have wheat? Use some more rolled oats or buckwheat flour for example. Prefer apricot over plums? Well, you know what to do. But don’t miss too many on the spices. They are just awesome.


prep time: about 20 minutes + baking time +++ serves about 6 persons


  • 2 apples
  • 5 plums
  • 1 pear
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. tonka bean
  • 2 tsp. vanilla powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cardamom
  • ½ Cup / 25g rolled oats
  • ½ Cup / 25g whole grain wheat flour
  • 1/3 Cup coconut sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. coconut oil, very cold or cold butter
  • some crushed nuts (optional)


Wash all the fruits. Cut them into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl. Mix with a tablespoon of sugar and all of the spices. Place it in one big baking dish or several smaller ones.

Make the crumble: simply mix together by hand the rest of the ingredients. If you want to you can add some nuts for extra crunch into the crumble topping. Put the crumble on top of the fruits.

Preheat oven to 200°C. Bake for 20 minutes with some aluminum foil on top and another 20 minutes without. If you are using smaller dishes reduce the time to a 15 minute time with and without foil.

Serve with some yoghurt or ice cream or even plain as it is :)


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