apple and blackberry crumble

This recipe contains zero sugar but has maximum taste, give it a go at home.


For the topping

  • 1 and a 1/2 cups of oats (180g)

  • 1 cup of almonds (200g)

  • 1/3 of a cup of pure maple syrup (100ml -optional)

  • 3 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil (or sunflower oil)

  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

For the fruit layer

  • 6 red apples

  • 2 cups of blackberries (400g)

  • 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon



  1. Start by making the crumble layer. Simply place the almonds in a food processor and blend for a few minutes until a flour forms, then add this flour to a mixing bowl with the oats. Next place the oil, maple syrup (optional) and cinnamon in a saucepan and gently heat until the coconut has melted and everything has mixed nicely – pour this over the oaty almond mixture and stir well until all the dry ingredients are coated with the mix. Then leave this bowl to one side.

  2. Next peel the apples and remove the core, cutting the remaining section into roughly 8-12 pieces. Place these in a saucepan along with the blackberries and a enough boiling water to just cover the bottom of the pan, probably about a cm’s worth. Then add the cinnamon before putting the lid on the pan and allowing it to simmer for about ten minutes, until the fruit is nice and soft. While this cooks preheat the oven to 180C.

  3. Once the fruit is soft transfer it into the bottom of your baking dish and layer the topping above it. Then bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top is nicely browned. Finally serve and enjoy!

  4. You can do this whole recipe without maple syrup for a truly sugar free dessert or breakfast, depending how sweet is your taste. Enjoy!