Growing up, my favourite dessert was apple crumble. Having been to an English boarding school, this pudding was a staple on our dessert menus and soon became my go-to dessert option whenever available.

I had never made apple crumble before this attempt and you know me, I love to add an “African” twist to any recipe I make and that’s what I decided to do with this! I added plantain to the filling of this recipe and it worked so well with the apple! I also made the crumble out of oats and almond flakes in order to make it a bit more nutritious.

So if you’re looking to make a less conventional dessert that is guaranteed to wow your friends, family or partner, then this one is for you! No to mention the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air whilst the crumble bakes is enough to warm anyone’s heart towards you! Without further ado, here is the recipe!



Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 PEOPLE


  • 2 apples
  • 1 small ripe plantain
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 200 ml water
  • 300 g oats
  • 100 g almond flakes


  1. Chop your apples and plantain into small pieces.

  2. Add your coconut oil to a saucepan on a medium heat.Add your apple and plantain pieces and stir for 1 minute.

  3. Add your water and 1 tsp of cinnamon, put the lid on the pan and let simmer for 5 minutes or until the apple and plantain have softened.

  4. In a bowl, add your oats, almond flakes, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix together, add your maple syrup then mix again. 

  5. In whichever baking dish/es you find, scoop your apple mixture on it/them. Then, add your oat and almond mixture on top. 

  6. Bake in the oven at 180*C for 15 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown! Take out and enjoy!x



I hope you loved this recipe and I hope you give it a try!


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Bry xo