Vegan & Healthier Plum Crumble

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This Vegan and Healthier Plum Crumble is delicious and perfect to avoid wasting during the plum season. Made with prunes, whole-wheat flour, oats, and just enough sugar, this crumble is perfect to serve as a dessert or as a healthy sweet snack or breakfast, if you give the ice-cream a skip!

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Ingredients you’ll need to make this Vegan & Healthier Plum Crumble:

Plums – one of the fruits of the season – you’ll find them from May to October, with their peak season in July and August. They’re packed with vitamin C, A, K and so much flavour. If you need a way to use all of your plums ripening in the fruit bowl (all at the same time, of course!) this is it!
Whole-wheat flour – I’m using a part of whole-wheat flour to guarantee the crispiness of the crumble, but you can use other types of flour if you’d like.
Oat flour – I’ve tried using only oat flour on my crumbles, but… it doesn’t get as crispy as when I use part whole-wheat flour.
Old-fashioned oats – a powerhouse when it comes to manganese, phosphorus and thiamin B1! Also packed with fibre, which helps to delay the absorption of sugars, and some protein – which makes this crumble (at least for me) a nutritious enough dish to have as a snack or breakfast (especially if you add a dollop of thick protein-rich yogurt).
Cinnamon – it enhances all the flavours, giving the crumble a warmness and sweetness that I love.
Brown sugar – just enough!

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Vegan & Healthier Plum Crumble

Servings 8 portions
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 kg plums about 15 plums, pitted and sliced
  • Half tsp cinnamon
  • 100 g whole wheat flour or oat flour
  • 100 g oat flour
  • 100 g old fashioned oats
  • 100 g packed brown sugar
  • 100 g vegan butter or coconut oil solid

Instructions

  • First, preheat the oven to 180ºC or 350ºF.
  • Start by cutting the plums in halves, remove the pit and then cut them into slices.
  • Place them in a tray and sprinkle with cinnamon and 1 tbsp of sugar. Give a gentle mix.
  • Then add all the crumble ingredients to a bowl and mix a spoon or with your hands, until you have a crumbled texture.
  • Top the plums with the crumble.
  • Place the tray in the oven and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the crumble is golden!
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a peppermint leaf and enjoy!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort food, Dairy-free, Easy, Egg-free, Lactose-free, Plant-based, Spring, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
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