Easy Crumble Topping with Oats

I love this healthy oat crumble topping. It works with all types of fruit and is the perfect make-ahead dessert. My crumble topping with oats can be frozen and sprinkled over your apples, plums, or any fruit at all just before baking. In my opinion, there is nothing better than an easy apple crumble with oats topping drizzled in custard.

Crumble Topping with Oats with apples

With the colder nights drawing in, I love warm desserts with custard and fruit crumble is one of these easy and delicious desserts that are perfect for when the winter wind is blowing and we are wishing for snow. Ensuring you have a healthy oat crumble topping recipe is a must have.

Why you’ll love this Crumble Topping with Oats recipe

The added fibre from using oats in your easy crumble topping recipe makes this a healthy oat crumble topping. So you can add the cream, custard and ice cream on without guilt.

It’s really versatile, your crumble can be used for an easy apple crumble with oats, or for a Christmas Crumble. You can use your crumble topping with any of your favourite fruit.

This is the best crumble topping with oats because it’s so easy. You can even get the family involved in crumbling the ingredients together with your (clean) hands.

Top Questions

Do you put oats in apple crumble?
Can I use porridge oats instead of quick oats?
Are Rolled Oats Healthier Than Quick Oats?
What spices can you add to an oat crumble topping?

Ingredients

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OATS

Any rolled oats work for this healthy crumble topping with oats recipe, personally, I love Quaker oats as they make a wonderful Quaker Oat crumble topping. But any of your supermarket-branded oats will make the best crumble topping with oats.

BUTTER

Room temperature and unsalted is always best for baking, if your butter is too hard pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Be sure to cube it too.

FLOUR

In an ideal world, plain or wholemeal flour is best for your easy apple crumble with oats but you can use self-raising if it’s all you have.

SUGAR

One of the best ingredients for baking. Adding a little sugar to your oats crumble topping is the perfect way to sweeten up your easy crumble topping with oats.

How to make Crumble Topping with Oats – step by step

  • Combine your flour, sugar and oats
  • Add your cubed room temperature butter.
rubbing butter and flour together to make bread crumbs for crumbles
Crumble Topping with Oats ready to go on the crumble
  • Crumble together all the ingredients until they make form the classic crumbly texture.
  • Now your easy healthy crumble topping with oats is ready to top your favourite fruity crumbles with.

Crumble Topping with Oats Top Tips

  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature, this will make it easier to crumble together. Get it out about 20 minutes before you intend to make the healthy crumble topping with oats.
  • Freeze your crumble topping so you always have easy oats crumble topping when you have a craving.
  • Get the family involved in making your healthy oats crumble topping UK. It’s a simple recipe and mixing the ingredients with your hands is so much fun.

Serving Suggestions

As this crumble topping with oats is just one element of a crumble recipe the best way to serve your healthy crumble topping with oats is with your favourite cooked fruit. I’ve listed my favourite crumble recipes below.

Christmas Crumble

Turn thehealthy oat crumble topping UK into a warm and festive dessert, the Christmas crumble uses cooked, spiced apples and dried cranberries. Perfect with a big glass of mulled wine.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

  • Once again, those cooked apples make an appearance but this time, with the wonderfully autumnal blackberry.

Equipment

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  • 20cm oven-proof dish a pie dish works perfectly
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Teaspoon

Substitutions and variations

You can swap any of these fruits out for your favourites. I have tried plums, summer berry crumble and even peach crumble. The world is your oyster.

Gluten-Free Crumble Topping Recipe

Be sure to use gluten-free flour in your crumble topping and double-check that your oats were made in a gluten-free factory.

Storing easy crumble topping with oats / Making ahead-of-time options

The best thing about this easy crumble topping with oats is that it can be frozen in a freezer-safe container or bag and used when you are ready for a wonderful and healthy crumble.

Once it’s defrosted, you can bake the crumble with your fruit and you’re ready.

FAQS

Do you put oats in apple crumble?

Yes! You do put oats in apple crumble. Oats in apple crumble make your crumble tasty and even healthy!

Can I use porridge oats instead of quick oats?

You can swap out porridge oats instead of quick oats, they can often be used in a 1:1 ratio for your crumble recipe. However, they may result in a slightly thicker crumble.

Are Rolled Oats Healthier Than Quick Oats?

No, rolled oats are as healthy as quick oats. They offer the same nutritional value as each other. So you can use whichever oats you have on hand for your baking.

What spices can you add to an oat crumble topping?

You can use any of your favourite spices in an oat crumble topping, it will largely depend on your fruit. Try cinnamon with apple, or nutmeg with apple and blackberry.

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Recipe

Crumble Topping with Oats

Sisley White
I love this healthy oat crumble topping. It works with all types of fruit and is the perfect make-ahead dessert. My crumble topping with oats can be frozen and sprinkled over your apples, plums, or any fruit at all just before baking. In my opinion, there is nothing better than an easy apple crumble with oats topping drizzled in custard.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert, Pudding, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English
Servings 8 inch pie dish / 1 large crumble
Calories 286 kcal

Equipment

  • 20cm oven-proof dish a pie dish works perfectly
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Teaspoon

Ingredients
 
 

  • 150 g plain flour / all purpose flour
  • 150 g unsalted butter (cut into cubes)
  • 75 g golden caster sugar (or normal caster sugar)
  • 100 g rolled oats

Instructions
 

  • Put the 150g flour, 75g caster sugar and 100g rolled oats and mix together along with any spices. I would recommend a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Add 150g of unsalted butter to the mixing bowl.
  • Rub the ingredients together with your fingers and thumbs to create a crumble texture.
  • Set aside until you're ready to cook it. It can be kept in the fridge or even frozen for a later date.

How to bake a crumble

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan/ 356ºF/ Gas mark 4.
  • Pour the crumble topping over your fruit and put it in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.

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Notes

Keeps very well in the fridge for up 2 days.
Make the crumble topping ahead of time and store it in the freezer and bake from frozen. (It will still be malleable).

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 469IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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