Apple Oatmeal Crumble and Weekend Link Love

apple crumble

Usually I waxed and waned over which recipe to be posted, too many lyrical prose for my chatter but today let’s go straight to crumble. Made only yesterday, as I rushed back home from work just in time before a lovely lady rang on the doorbell. Bloggers meet. Photography session. Lots of real time chats. It felt so good to meet Jeyashri of JeyahsrisKitchen ( do check out her lovely blog here, and salivate over her healthy vegetarian and eggless baking!).

konyaku jelly

As eggless baking is not my repertoire, I was literally running out of ideas on what to make for our afternoon tea. I made some Konyaku jelly the night before, but it felt almost a crime to serve something so simple! Eggless thought led me to apple oatmeal crumble which brought back a lot of nostalgia. It was my weekly treat from an otherwise grubby hospital canteen food back in the UK. Served with thin custard, I could easily lick the whole bowl clean! Being respectful of Jeyashri’s diet, I did not make any custard to go along with it today but the crumble was delicious on its own if I may say so myself. With generous scatterings of rolled oats, it’s my feeble attempt to counteract the sinful, decadent lashings of butter in the crumble. Oh the apples are healthy too!

apple oatmeal crumble

Just like the past weekend editions let’s look at what others are serving all around the globe. And this weekend is all about gardening for me, with stocks of kitchen herbs waiting to be planted, my mango seed sprouted finely ( yeay!) , and catching up on the slumber and late breakfast. Aren’t weekend just fun?

  • If you are keen on gardening, don’t worry about space. Read this and before u know it you will have a selection of herbs waiting by the windowsill.
  • My co-worker brought some homemade butterscotch fudge brownies, and I have been looking out for the recipe since! It was chewy, not too sugary and studded with some raisins. Any good recipe is welcome!
  • If you are into savoury snacks, look no further than this black pepper buttermilk biscuit from this website. You will salivate over the photography and run to the kitchen making biscuits. Or scones as we knew it.
  • This luscious, creamy dip is my weekend calling. Now I need to think whether I should have vegetable crudite or be indulgent and serve it with chicken wings. Oh temptation!
  • As I ‘speak’, there is a bowl of Bircher muesli waiting patiently in the fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast. Heh, talk about food planning. Sneh can lure me into trying anything as everything on her website looks so stunning! That’s where I got the recipe from for the muesli. And since you are there, let’ s pre-order her new book. Can’t wait!

apple oatmeal crumble

But if you are feeling peckish this weekend, make this crumble. Like, pronto. You will thank me, I promise. I usually don’t make it with any exact measurement, as it really depends on the size of the casserole / ramekin, and number of apples used. Types of apples? I like Granny smith for it slightly tart taste yet it doesn’t go mush on baking. You can skip on the oats but I think it gives added crunch to the topping, and the cinnamon raisin combo brings the homely note to it.

Apple Oatmeal Crumble

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 9x 13 baking dish

Serving Size: 8 people

An easy, homey apple crumble which is ready in no time for afternoon tea.


  • 4 granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 150g unsalted cold butter, cubed
  • 100 g castor sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 50 g almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Combine the apples with cinnamon and raisins.
  3. Arrange in a baking dish.
  4. In a bowl, combine the flour with salt, almond and sugar.
  5. Rub in the cold butter using fingertips or pastry tool, to form coarse crumble.
  6. Tip in the rolled oats and sprinkle onto the apples.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until crumbles are golden.
  8. Serve warm as is or with custard.


* Almond meal is optional and be substituted with other nut flour or plain flour. * Don't skip on the oats as it gives the added crunch.


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