At this time of year, baking with seasonal ingredients will often lead you to use apples. But as apples are totally delicious, I see no problem here at all! Especially with a delicious crumble like this, you will feel happy, satisfied and warmed after eating.
I recently treated myself to a new, small baking tray. It’s only from the IKEA and nothing very special, but it is the perfect size for me and I completely adore my new piece of equipment! So baking a delicious apple and berry crumble was a special occasion this time. Or maybe it always is. But now it was even more special. Anyway, on to the crumble.
At the moment, there is only a short list of seasonal fruits available. But hey, apples are in season and they are delicious, so what’s the problem? Adding some (frozen) berries to the crumble makes it a perfect warming, health-boosting bowl of goodness to get you through the afternoon. It’s warm and soft and fresh, but still sweet. It’s perfect, right?
The Benefit of a Crumble
One of the main benefits of a crumble is that you can so easily vary with it. You could use apples and berries but you can also leave out the berries. You could even use pear instead of apples (but then you would have to cut back on sweetener a bit). Or you could only use berries. Or, well, you get the idea. It’s all up to you, really.
Apple and Berry Crumble for One
What you will need:
- ½ an apple
- A handful of berries (fresh or frozen)
- 3 tablespoons of rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour (I used rye)
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- ½ tablespoon of rice syrup or other liquid sweetener
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
- Grease a small baking tray
- Dice the half apple and put it in the tray together with the berries.
- In another bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. You will get a loose crumbly mixture.
- Sprinkle the crumble on top of the fruits an put it in the oven.
- Bake for about 10 – 15 minutes, until the fruit layer starts bubbling.
Note: a reader let me know that if you, like her, prefer a more baked, more crumbly crumble, you can leave it in the over for up to 20 minutes. She also added some raisins, so that is another delicious variation option.
I hope you will enjoy this delicious little crumble just as much as I did!