Moist apple pieces, big crunchy crumbles and a lovely amount of cinnamon: Apple crumble with oats is a perfect dessert for the cold days.
I love, love, love this combination. And that smell when you take the Apple Crumble out of the oven. Enjoy the recipe!
Taste and Occasion
If you've been following our blog for a while, you might know that you can practically always win me over with apples, crumbles and cinnamon in every combination. The crowning glory is, of course, such an apple crumble recipe with oatmeal. Besides the phenomenal taste of course, it has many great features: It is super easy to prepare.
As a (baking) household, you always have the ingredients at home. You can reinterpret the recipe every time, depending on what you have at home or what tastes particularly good to you. And last but not least, a wide variety of toppings or additions are suitable for the crumbly dessert. How about vanilla ice cream, for example? With whipped cream, with vanilla sauce or roasted nuts? Even a vegan Apple Crumble is possible with slight variations.
The easy apple crumble with oatmeal consists primarily of flour, butter, sugar and spices. Just as I describe in my basic crumble recipe. You can replace some of the flour with almonds or nuts. If you don't like oats - even if they result in a really great crunch! - you can use just flour. I recommend you choose a caramelly variety like cane sugar, whole cane sugar, or coconut sugar for the sugar. Regular (brown) sugar will do as well. You also can replace the butter with margarine. For a healthier alternative, use whole wheat flour. You can flavor the crumble with cinnamon, vanilla, tonka bean, bitter almond and Co.
How to make the Apple Crumble with Oats
This easy Scottish shortbread is made with a sandy mixture and classically cut into oblong strips ("shortbread fingers").
Apple crumble in a jar is my favorite alternative (visually). However, it does just as well in a medium-sized casserole dish.
Apple Crumble with Oats
For the apple mix
- 500 grams (4 cups) apples, about 3 pieces
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon (⅓ teaspoon) cinnamon
- 20 grams (1 ¾ tablespoons) cane sugar, alternatively brown, coconut or white sugar
For the crumble
- 100 grams (7 tablespoons) butter, in flakes, alternatively vegan margarine
- 120 grams (1 cups) wheat flour
- 50 grams (3 ⅖ tablespoons) oatmeal
- 60 grams (⅓ cup) cane sugar, alternatively brown, coconut or white sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- ¼ teaspoon (⅓ teaspoon) cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Lightly grease four deep (glass) ramekins or a medium baking dish.
- Peel and core the apples and cut them into pieces. Mix with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Divide among the ramekins.
- For the crumble, knead the cold butter in flakes with flour, oatmeal, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Form into crumbles with your fingers. Spread on the ramekins with the apples. It's okay to "pile up" the crumble a bit, since the apples will shrink during baking anyway.
- Bake the Apple Crumble for about 25 minutes. Best served lukewarm, plain or with vanilla sauce or ice cream.
- If you like, you can also bake the crumble in a medium-sized baking dish instead of four glasses or ramekins.
- The crumble tastes especially fine if you replace some flour with ground almonds or nuts, e.g. 80 g flour and 40 g almonds.
- For vegan apple crumble, simply replace the butter with (vegan) margarine.
- Instead of apples, another fruit is suitable depending on the season, e.g. berries, plums, rhubarb or apricots.
By the way, the fruit crumble also tastes good with other fruits. Bake the fruity crumble dessert with plums or cherries, pears or apricots. My cherry crumble cake, the crumble cheesecake or this cobbler are also delicious! What's your favorite combination?
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Easy Biscuit Recipe with only three Ingredients
German Bee Sting Cake
Lemon Sheet Cake with Lemon Frosting
Perfect Baked Apples Recipe
German Apple Strudel (Homemade Apfelstrudel)
Healthy Low-Fat Apple Cake