This dairy free healthy vegan plum crumble with oats is a delicious breakfast idea, low in sugar and fat and super easy to put together.
This lightly spiced healthy vegan plum crumble is a delicious breakfast dish, full of fibre and protein, perfect to kick start your day. You will love how easy it is to make!
I recently bought plums with a label that said: ‘tree ripened’ and ‘naturally ripened for extra sweetness’. And there was me thinking (naively as it turns out) that fruit which grows on trees also ripens on trees. Where else? Well, I’d rather not know actually. I suppose as long as the label doesn’t say ‘tree grown’ it’s all ok:)
Healthy plum crumble
This ‘tree ripening’ method seems to work well as these plums were sweet and delicious indeed. Which is great for this healthy plum crumble recipe, which, as a result, didn’t require much sugar (especially as it’s a breakfast recipe). I used coconut oil instead of butter and whole wheat flour instead of plain white flour, so it’s vegan as well as nutritious.
As this is a breakfast crumble recipe I combined the flour with oats. I also added a selection of seeds to my vegan crumble topping for extra goodness and flavour. The seeds complement the mild coconut flavour of this crumble fantastically!
What you’ll need
Large shallow pie dish
Measuring cup and spoons
Knife and spoon
How to make vegan plum crisp: step-by-step
This breakfast crisp recipe is incredibly easy to throw together.
1. Once you’ve pitted the plums place them in your dish and add the powdered sugar and flour. 2. Stir thoroughly.
3. Make the crumble topping by combining all the dry ingredients and cutting the coconut oil into the mixture until crumbles start forming.
4. Rub the ingredients together with your fingertips and between palms of your hands until crumbly. Scatter the mixture over the plums and pop in a preheated oven (200 C) for about 30 minutes until lightly browned and crispy.
This easy plum crisp is highly adaptable and you can experiment with the ingredients to suit your preference. For example you could use only one type of seeds or add some crushed nuts into the topping mixture.
I used wholewheat flour but you could swap that for plain flour if you prefer.
You could also add a bit of nutmeg or use mixed spice, instead of just the cinnamon and ginger.
Serve with a dollop of yogurt or simply on its own. It’s best eaten hot or at least warm.
More healthy crumble recipes
If you like this easy crisp recipe you may also like gluten free cherry crumble recipe with almonds and quinoa. The crumble topping in this recipe is made using ground almonds. Check out also this zesty low carb apple crumble with walnuts and ginger as well as this simple peach blueberry crumble recipe.
You may also like this collection of 18 healthy, easy vegetable breakfast recipes.
KEEP IN TOUCH
How has your plum crumble turned out for you? Let me know in the comments below, thanks!
Healthy Vegan Plum Crumble with Oats
- 750 g plums, halved pitted
- 1 tbsp icing/powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1/2 cup wholemeal or plain flour
- 1/2 cup jumbo rolled oats
- 5 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp each: flaxseed, sesame and chia seeds
- 4 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1 tsp each: cinnamon and ginger powders
- Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6. Place the plum halves in your dish, add the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour and stir well to combine.
- In a large bowl combine the topping ingredients and using a knife cut the coconut oil into the flour mixture. Rub the mixture using your fingertips and between palms of your hands until it becomes crumbly, dotted with large clumps. Scatter the mixture over the plums without pressing it down.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool a little before serving.