Sugar-free Apple Goldenberry Omega Crumble


For the topping:

  • 85g oats (I like using a mixture of jumbo and instant oats for a more chewy texture, gluten-free if required)
  • 30g wholemeal flour (gluten-free if required)
  • 30g butter (vegan if required) or coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp protein powder (soya bean, pea or whey; you can substitute for more oats if you have run out of protein powder)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 850g tart apples (cooking apples, Granny Smiths, Pink Lady work well). Peeled and diced into 2cm chunks.
  • 80g dried goldenberries
  • 40g stevia (you can use date syrup, agave or coconut sugar if you prefer).
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 2 ½ tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C Fan.
  • Make the topping. In a bowl mix together all the topping ingredients. Set aside.
  • Prepare the filling. Mix together the diced apples with the filling ingredients to ensure that there is an even distribution of spices and chia seeds.
  • Transfer the filling into a large pie dish or deep-filled tray. Compress the filling down with a spatula.
  • Scatter the oat topping on top.
  • Pop in the oven for 45-50 mins until the topping is golden brown. If the topping browns too quickly, cover the crumble with silver foil whilst it finishes off baking.
  • Serve hot or cold.
  • We love serving this with coconut cream, or regular dairy-cream, custard as a pudding. This also makes a delicious breakfast with a scoop of Greek yoghurt or crème fraiche and a few berries.