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Rhubarb and Apple Crumble (vegan + gluten-free)

A vegan, gluten-free take on a traditional comfort food, this rhubarb and apple crumble combines delicious seasonal fruits with oats for a satisfying treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: british, comfort food, healthy, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 6 portions

Ingredients

  • 3 medium apples, chopped into rough 1-inch cubes.
  • 3 large stalks rhubarb, chopped into inch-long pieces (about 6 cups)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • cups ground almonds
  • ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup coconut oil

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 150°C/300°F.
  • Gently heat the rhubarb and apples on a medium-low heat in a saucepan, adding 1-2 tbsp water and stirring frequently until the mixture begins to bubble.
  • Continue to cook until the fruits have softened and disintegrate when touched with a spoon (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Remove from the heat and stir in maple syrup or coconut nectar. Set aside.
  • Mix the ground almonds, oats, coconut sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl until all ingredients are combined.
  • Rub the coconut oil into the mixture with your hands until it resembles a breadcrumb-like texture.
  • Spoon the fruit mixture into an oven-proof baking dish, and sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until the top is lightly browned and the fruit bubbling.
  • Serve immediately with ice cream of coconut whipped cream. Enjoy!

Notes

If you’d prefer not to use oats, simply substitute them for ½ cup brown rice flour instead.
For a nut-free option, simply omit the ground almonds and replace with an extra 1½ cups oats.