Sticky Apple & Crunchy Oat Cinnamon Crumble Recipe

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Sticky Apple & Crunchy Oat Cinnamon Crumble Recipe

Is there anything quite like the smell of apple and cinnamon in Autumn?!

There is no fancy or modern twist to this recipe - just a wholesome, familiar celebration of our amazing UK apples baked into a comforting crumble. We’ve used good old fashioned Bramley apples for thick fluffy base, a couple of eating apples to add texture to the filling and added oats to the topping for extra extra crunch!

Make it gluten free by swapping the plain flour for gluten free plain flour.

Ingredients to serve 6-8:

You can be quite flexible with the measurements for a crumble so if you don’t have a set of scales or just fancy freestyling you can go by a rule of thumb that 1 heaped tablespoon = approx. 25g


2 Brambley Apples

2 eating apples of your choice

50g Demerara sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon


175g cold butter - we use Naturli plant based butter

150g plain flour 

150g rolled oats

100g demerara sugar



1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c / 360f / gas mark 4 and ready yourself with a deep pie or roasting dish about 20cm x 30cm or close to it!

2. Peel the apples, cut them in half and cut away the core. Dice all the apple pieces into small chunks (about 1cm in size)and put it all into the dish.

3. Spinkle over the sugar and cinnamon, add 2 tablespoons of water then jumble the ingredients together so that the apple is evenly coated in sugar and spice!

4. Put the dish in the oven and let the apple bake for 30-35 minutes or until it cooks down to become soft and pillowy! Make sure to carefully remove the dish from the oven and stir the apple filling at 10 minute intervals.

5. While the fruit is baking, make the topping.

6. In a large mixing bowl, add the plain flour and sugar. Dice the cold butter into cubes and add it to the bowl.

7. With clean hands, rub the butter and flour together with your fingers until it resembles bread crumbs. Add the oats, mix it all together and set aside.

8. Once the apple is ready, remove the dish from the oven, give the apple another really good stir. It should now look a lovely caramel colour and feel soft and fluffy.

9. Sprinkle the topping over the apple base evenly then put the dish back in the oven to bake for a further 25 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.


We love this served hot with Oatly cream but of course - this is your crumble so go with your favourite crumble companion!