Recipe #10 – Deliciously Ella Crumble

A week ago today, I had never had a crumble before.

Yes, I admit it, I was a crumble virgin. I always hated the idea of warm fruit, and I’m still not convinced of all warm fruit based desserts. Now though, you can definitely sign me up to always ordering apple and blackberry crumbles off the dessert menu.

Why the change of heart? The Deliciously Ella Apple, Blackberry and Maple Crumble (dramatic) changed my dessert life. This dish is ridiculously easy to make, it’s perfect for warming up on colder nights and it’s amazing for a dinner party. I found I had to amend the recipe on her blog slightly, as some of the quantities were slightly off, but it was so good I couldn’t not share this with you.

This recipe features seven ingredients. Seven. That’s it. And there’s none of these fancy ‘cupboard’ ingredients that no one has, such as fresh water from Niagra falls that has been blessed by Monks. My cupboards are stocked with beans, rice and mayo, Ella, it’s hard making a healthy dish out of those three components. I digress, here is the recipe with my tips/ amendments:


Serves 8 with a normal portion, 6 if you’re being generous.



  • 200g Oats (Gluten Free)
  • 220g Ground Almonds (cuts out a blending step)
  • 120ml Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (doesn’t need to be heaped)
  • 3 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Fruit Layer:

  • 8 Red Apples
  • 500g Blackberries
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon


  • 2 X Saucepans
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Scales
  • Kettle
  • Big Mixing Bowl
  • Oven
  • 1 x Oven Dish


  1. Preheat your oven to 180degrees. Place your ground almonds and measured oats into a bowl and mix together.
  2. Place your coconut oil, cinnamon and maple syrup into a pan and heat. Don’t boil it, just leave it at a low heat for five minutes until it all mixes together. Once done, add this mixture to your oats and almonds. Leave to one side.
  3. Peel, core and cut your apples into pretty much whatever way you want. Add these, the blackberries and one centimetre of boiling water, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the apple is soft.
  4. Transfer this mixture to your oven proof dish and cover with the oat and almond topping. Place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until golden on top.
  5. Serve immediately. I like the contrast of hot and cold dessert so I had 0% fat greek yoghurt with mine and it was amazing.DeliciouslyElla2

Have you tried any Deliciously Ella recipes? Which would you recommend?

Thanks for reading,

S x

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