Friends were coming over for lunch the other weekend and I hardly had any time to make an elaborate dessert. But I had these beautiful plums that I got from the farmer’s market and decided to make a quick and crunchy Crumble. Since I wanted to make a healthy version, I replaced regular sugar with brown sugar and all-purpose flour with oats and almond powder.

COOKING TIME:  40 minutes



For the fruit crumble –

  1. Plums – 8-10
  2. Orange – 1, zest and juice
  3. Brown Sugar – 6-7 tablespoons
  4. Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon

For the crumble –

  1. Oats – ½ cup
  2. Almond powder – 1/3 cup
  3. Brown sugar – 2 tablespoon
  4. Butter – 75gms


  1. Wash the plums and dry them off.
  2. Cut the plums into half and cut them into chunky pieces.
  3. Take an oven proof dish and add the plums to it.
  4. Zest an orange and then squeeze the juice of the orange and add it to the dish.
  5. Add brown sugar and cinnamon powder and mix well.
  6. In a bowl, add powder of oats and almond powder.
  7. Take a slab of butter at room temperature and add it to the flour.
  8. Add brown sugar and mx well.
  9. Spread this crumble on top of the plum – orange mix.
  10. Pre heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
  11. Place the tray in the oven for about 35-45 minutes until the crumble gets crunchy and caramelized from the top.
  12. Cool for about 5-7 minutes and serve with a dollop of icecream or whipped cream.