A quick and easy recipe for a juicy plum crumble with crunchy streusel topping made even more delicious with wholesome oats and cinnamon! The crumble is in the oven in 15 minutes and perfect for breakfast or dessert!
The Best Plum Crumble Recipe – Juicy, Crunchy, Delicious!
If you love baked juicy plums or prunes with crunchy crumbles, this easy plum crumble recipe will become your new favorite dessert or breakfast! British crumble tastes just as delicious as classic German Streuselkuchen and American Pie, but is way easier to make with just a few simple ingredients that you usually already have at home.
Easy Vegan Fruit Crumble
All you need for the crumble is flour, butter and sugar – a classic shortcrust pastry. I like to add some oats, hazelnuts and cinnamon to my crumbles to make them a bit more crunchy and flavorful. Simply mix all the ingredients together and you’re done! If you like, you can sprinkle on some slivered almonds and a little brown sugar before baking. This will add even more flavor and a lovely caramel note to your crumbly breakfast casserole!
The plum season runs from July to October. If you have a plum or prune tree in your garden, this recipe is a great way to use up the delicious plums. Plums are also very healthy and a good source of fiber, vitamins C, K and A. Here are some health benefits associated with eating plums:
- Digestive health: plums contain soluble fiber, which can aid digestion and relieve constipation.
- Antioxidants: plums contain antioxidants such as vitamins C and A, which can help reduce cell damage from free radicals.
- Heart health: the fiber and antioxidants in prunes may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Weight management: prunes are low in calories and high in fiber, which can make them a healthy option for people who want to lose or maintain weight.
- Bone health: plums contain vitamin K, which is important for maintaining bone health and can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Of course, this crumble recipe also works with other fruits such as apples, cherries, mirabelles, pears, or colorful berries! Depending on which fruit is in season, you can adapt the recipe seasonally.
- Flour: You can use all-purpose flour as well as spelt flour or a gluten-free flour blend 1:1.
- Hazelnut flour: or other ground nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts or whatever you like.
- Rolled Oats: Tender fine quick oats or oatmeal are best here. If you are on a gluten-free diet, you can use gluten-free rolled oats.
- Raw cane sugar: or any other sugar you like, like coconut sugar, brown sugar or regular white sugar.
- Cinnamon: for a delicious flavor and cozy aroma.
- Salt: a pinch for flavor.
- Vegan butter: cut into small cubes.
- Plums: or prunes or other fruit. Some examples are mentioned here. Dried fruits such as raisins, chopped dates or figs are also a delicious addition.
As always, I recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions and the recipe video first. You can then find the full recipe with the exact quantities in the recipe card below!
Step 1: Make the crumble
To make the crumble, mix the flour, ground hazelnuts, rolled oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Add the diced vegan butter and knead everything together into crumbles.
Step 2: Cut plums, top with crumbles and bake!
Rinse, dry, core and quarter the plums. Grease a baking dish or oven-proof pan and put the chopped plums in it. Spread the crumbles on top and sprinkle with a little sugar. Then bake in a preheated oven at 392 °F (200 °C) for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
Step 3: Garnish and serve!
Then allow to cool and, if desired, dust with a little powdered sugar and garnish with pomegranate seeds. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of vegan caramel sauce. Enjoy your yummy treat!
Tip: I recommend eating the plum crumble warm, because it tastes best that way!
You can store the vegan crumble like classic plum cake or cherry pie for around 4 days in the refrigerator. Before eating, simply reheat in a preheated oven and enjoy with ice cream, whipped cream or yogurt!
Can you freeze plum crumble?
Well, sure! You can make double the amount of crumble and use half of it for the fresh plum crumble and freeze the other half for another time. To do this, crumble the dough onto a baking sheet or tray lined with parchment paper and freeze this way for 1-2 hours. Once the crumbles are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag.
Then, if you ever want to make a crumble, just put fresh fruit into a baking dish. Then spread the frozen crumbles on top and put the whole thing in the preheated oven. You do not need to defrost the crumbles beforehand. If necessary, the crumble only needs 5 minutes longer.
This Vegan Plum Crumble Recipe is:
- Quick and easy to make
- Gluten-free possible
- Moist, juicy and fruity
- With crunchy crumbles
- Inexpensive and budget-friendly
- Versatile and customizable
- Tastes like grandma’s crumble cake
- Very tasty!
- Perfect for breakfast or as a dessert with coffee or tea!
More Recipes with Plums
- Plum Cake with Almonds
- Plum Streusel Cake
- Fruit Galette
- Blackberry Mousse Tart
- Cheesecake with Plums
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Vegan Plum Crumble with Oats and CinnamonAuthor:
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- ½ cup (60 g) flour all-purpose, spelt or gluten-free flour*
- ½ cup (50 g) hazelnut flour or almond flour
- ½ cup (40 g) quick oats gluten-free if needed
- 2 tbsp (30 g) raw cane sugar + a little more for sprinkling
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch of salt
- ¼ cup (60 g) vegan butter diced
- 17.6 oz (500 g) plums
*Note: Check out the recipe video + step-by-step pictures above!
- Preheat the oven to 392 °F (200 °C).
- For the crumble, mix the flour, nuts, rolled oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Add the vegan butter in pieces and knead everything together into crumbles.
- Wash, dry, pit and quarter the plums. Grease a baking dish or oven-proof pan (e.g. 2 small 6-inch /15 cm pans or 1 large 9.8-inch /25 cm pan) and put the plums in it.
- Spread the crumble on top and sprinkle with some more sugar. Then bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cool briefly and, if desired, dust with a little powdered sugar and garnish with pomegranate seeds. Serve with vanilla ice cream and vegan caramel sauce.
- This recipe can be made with other fruits such as apples, pears, cherries or berries too.
- For a gluten-free crumble, use gluten-free oats and a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend.
- Instead of raw cane sugar, you can use brown sugar, coconut sugar, regular white sugar or another sugar.
- More helpful tips and information like storing and freezing instructions are at the top of the blog post!
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