Comforting Spiced Apple Pear Oat Crumble Recipe

This comforting spiced apple pear oat crumble is perfect for cozy and cold days. It’s made with seasonal apples and pears. Topped with oat crumble, it makes it crunchy and nutty. It can be a great breakfast or dessert with whipped cream or warm vanilla sauce. It’s kid-friendly, effortless to

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes

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This comforting spiced apple pear oat crumble is perfect for cozy and cold days. It’s made with seasonal apples and pears. Topped with oat crumble, it makes it crunchy and nutty. It can be a great breakfast or dessert with whipped cream or warm vanilla sauce. It’s kid-friendly, effortless to make, and very satisfying!

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This apple pear oat crumble could be fantastic if you crave something sweet for breakfast. I usually go with a savory morning meal because it gives me much more focus and keeps me full and not hungry for a few solid hours. However, sometimes I crave something sweet (like we all do), so this recipe comes to my mind every time I do, especially when it is apple season and fall is around the corner.

I will write a dedicated post about nutrition and science facts about breakfast, how to start your day to feel best, and all about it. I am still discovering, learning, and experiencing myself. The more I study, the more I understand how beautifully God created us. He gave us complete control over our bodies, how we treat them, and the proper knowledge and understanding. I am fascinated by the fact that I am responsible for my body, and I want to treat it as best as possible because it carries my soul and mind. Everything is connected and exciting.

That’s why I love coming up with recipes for you and thinking about what’s best. I want to provide the proper nutrition knowledge for you here, but not to the point of obsession and restriction; this causes stress, and we want to avoid that. Understanding the whole nutrition world and then enjoying the food to the fullest is the best thing we can do for our bodies and minds.

With all that being said (a bit of personal thoughts) let’s jump right into this yummy apple pear oat crumble recipe, shall we?

Everything you need to make apple pear oat crumble

  • Wholge-grain oats (no instant)
  • Coconut oil (or olive oil, rapeseed oil)
  • Almond butter (or any butter of choice)
  • Honey (or maple, agave syrup)
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Shredded coconut flakes
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Lime zest (or lemon)
  • Salt

This is an easy crumble recipe. However, I would like to add something more interesting. As you can see, I added a bit of cayenne pepper. Suppose you would like to know more about, cayenne pepper’s health benefits, read here. Another interesting touch is lime zest, which is incredibly aromatic. You can add lemon or orange zest as well.

A quick note about oats: oats have nutritional value, like being packed with protein and dietary fiber, and can benefit our bodies; that’s true. We need to be careful not to choose these quick, instant oats. Choose these: a whole grain with a stellar nutritional resume. Properly having them can lower your cholesterol, improve blood sugar, and be beneficial with weight loss. (Read more here)
Oats can be tricky; to understand why, you can go to this recipe here.

How to make apple pear oat crumble; step-by-step

STEP 1:

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius.

Gather all needed ingredients. To a blender, add whole-grain oats and break them down. You can pulse a few times or blend for a minute at high speed. You can skip this part and make crumble with whole oats. This is all about the texture. You choose what you like most.

STEP 2:

To a mixing bowl, add blended oats, nut butter, honey, coconut oil, shredded coconut flakes, cinnamon, cayenne pepper (optional), vanilla extract, and salt to boost the flavor. Mix everything with your hand. If honey and coconut oil are still thick and stiff, preheat it in the oven or a pot (on low heat)

STEP 3:

Taste if you are satisfied with the sweetness and saltiness. Leave the crumble in a bowl and place it in the fridge while preparing the fruits.

When mixing all ingredients, you can skip adding cayenne pepper. It’s usual in taste and gives this spicy boost of flavor. It’s optional and just a pinch; however, not everyone tolerates it well. If you make this for kids, skip adding it.

STEP 4:

Wash apples and pears gently, and then peel them. Cut them into small/medium size cubes. I like more significant pieces, but choose the size you want. Add fruits to a bowl.

You can combine other fruits like bananas, peaches, or nectarines at this stage. It is a terrific idea! Get creative and enjoy the process.

STEP 5:

To a bowl with fruits, add honey, lime zest and cinnamon. Gently mix everything to combine. Let it sit for a few minutes. This will release juices and let fruits marinate, improving the final flavor.

STEP 6:

Prepare the cast iron pot, and grease the bottom with oil (I used coconut oil). Add apples and pears, spread the fruit over the entire surface, and place the pot in a preheated oven to 200 degrees Celcius for 20 minutes.

Placing fruits first in the oven allows them to soften up. The apples and pears will release more juice and combine nicely with the baked crumble later.

STEP 7:

After about 20 minutes take the fruits out of the oven very carefully. Lower the temperature to 180 degrees Celcius. Take the oat crumble out of the fridge and gently place on top of the fruits.
Place the cast iron pot back to the oven and bake everything for another 20-25 minutes.

THE FINAL STEP:

Take the apple pear oat crumble out of the oven, let it cool a little bit and serve!

How to serve this fruit oat crumble; my favorite toppings

  • Whipped cream (there will be a recipe for a healthier whipped cream, so stay tuned!)
  • Hot vanilla sauce
  • Homemade halvah ice creams (frozen bananas, tahini paste, vanilla, and salt. That is heaven!)
  • Apple mousee
  • Pumpkin sauce (the recipe is here)
  • Basic plain yogurt (plant-based or regular one)

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I hope you will enjoy this apple pear oat crumble recipe and get inspiration from today’s post. Let me know in the comment section below if you tried it and liked it. If there is anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to write me. I would love to connect with you and help you even more!  
Domi

Comforting Spiced Apple Pear Oat Crumble Recipe

Domi
This comforting spiced apple pear oat crumble is perfect for cozy and cold days. It’s made with seasonal apples and pears. Topped with oat crumble, it makes it crunchy and nutty. It can be a great breakfast or dessert with whipped cream or warm vanilla sauce. It’s kid-friendlyeffortless to make, and very satisfying!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Oat crumble

  • 3 cups whole-grain oats (about 300g)
  • 80 g coconut oil (olive oil or rapeseed oil)
  • 3 tbsp almond butter (any nut or seed butter of choice)
  • 2 tbsp honey (or maple, agave syrup)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut flakes

Fruits

  • 8 big size apples
  • 4 big size pears
  • 1/2 lime zest and juice
  • 2 tbsp honey (or maple, agave syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius. 
    Gather all needed ingredients. To a blender, add whole-grain oats and break them down. You can pulse a few times or blend for a minute at high speed. You can skip this part and make crumble with whole oats.
  • To a mixing bowl, add blended oats, nut butter, honey, coconut oil, shredded coconut flakes, cinnamon, cayenne pepper (optional), vanilla extract, and salt to boost the flavor. Mix everything with your hand. If honey and coconut oil are still thick and stiff, preheat it in the oven or a pot (on low heat)
  • Taste if you are satisfied with the sweetness and saltiness. Leave the crumble in a bowl and place it in the fridge while preparing the fruits.
  • Wash apples and pears gently, and then peel them. Cut them into small/medium size cubes. I like more significant pieces, but choose the size you want. Add fruits to a bowl.
  • To a bowl with fruits, add honey, lime zest and cinnamon. Gently mix everything to combine. Let it sit for a few minutes. This will release juices and let fruits marinate, improving the final flavor.
  • Prepare the cast iron pot, and grease the bottom with oil (I used coconut oil). Add apples and pears, spread the fruit over the entire surface, and place the pot in a preheated oven to 200 degrees Celcius for 20 minutes.
  • After about 20 minutes, carefully remove the fruits from the oven, and lower the temperature to 180 degrees Celcius. Take the oat crumble out of the fridge and gently place it on top of the fruits. Place the cast iron pot back in the oven and bake everything for another 20-25 minutes.
  • Take the apple pear oat crumble out of the oven, let it cool, and serve!
Keyword Apple oat crumble, Apple oat crumble recipe, Apple pear crumble, Healthy breakfast, healthy dessert, Oat crumble

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Hi, I'm Domi

I am a plant-based chef and nutritionist in process. I love holistic approach to life, and especially to our well-being, which means everything that is connected to our health is close to my heart. Cooking is my passion since I was little, and here I would love to share with you some of my absolute favorite recipes. I hope you will stay for longer!

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