I love apple crumble, in fact, crumble of any kind is amazing to me and I will always choose it on a menu. if it is vegan, however, it is not always the healthiest of desserts and I wanted to make it slightly healthier by swapping the topping for oats, not only giving it a flapjack persona but also making it much easier to make and much more filling, which means one portion is enough, (even for me).
You can adjust the recipe to suit however many people you are cooking for with this simple ratio, 1 1/2 apples per person, 1/4 cup of raisin per person, you will then need to measure your oats accordingly, I used 3 cups of oats for 6 people this managed to cover the apples and raisins with a good layer of oats, I then used 5 tablespoons of icing sugar and 3 cups of milk over the top before putting in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 minutes. It is lovely to serve with vegan custard or ice cream and is a much healthier recipe in my eyes than adding butter. Below I have written out the recipe based on 6 people for you to follow, though you will have to adjust your ratios if it is more or less than this.
6 x apples
5 tablespoons x icing sugar
3 cups x vegan milk
1 + 1/2 cup x raisins
2 cups x oats
- Peel and core the apples and dice them into fairly small chunks.
- Place the apple in the dish you are using with the raisins making sure they are spread evenly.
- Top with the oats evenly and then add the icing sugar.
- Pour the milk over the whole of the dish making sure to get all of the corners and soaking the oats well.
- Leave to soak while the oven is heating to 180 degrees.
- As soon as the oven is hot, place the dish in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the oats are golden if you notice at any time that the oats do not look soaked enough top up with extra milk.
- Once cooked served immediately for best results and enjoy your almost guilt-free apple crumble!