Ooooo yes, I love crumble yes I do. I love crumble, how about you!!!!

This is such a delicious recipe with a twist of adding raspberry to the mixture. Kids just love pink food. Me too!

This recipe is from our Autumn Menu Plan, both the family and the childcare one. The childcare recipe is slightly different.

The best bit, is you can actually eat this for breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea or dessert. I mean you could eat it for dinner too if you like. And it is quite firm so it has worked in lunchboxes for us too.


What you need is:

Apple Mixture
  • 1kg of apples
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 litre of water
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tbs of honey
  • 2 tbs of butter
  • 1/3 cup of pepitas blended (any seeds or nuts that are able to be eaten in your home)
  • 2/3 cup of rolled oats blended
  • 1 cup of flour (mix up with buckwheat, gf flour, spelt, regular, wholemeal and plain)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar/honey/maple
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 220g of butter


What you do is:

  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Peel the apples and chop them up and pop them into a pot of simmering water.
  3. Cook them until just soft. Drain and place them in a bowl.
  4. Add in the raspberries, cinnamon, honey and butter and toss to combine.
  5. Pour the apple mixture into a greased baking dish.
  6. While the apples are cooking, pop all the crumble ingredients (minus the butter) into a blender and pulse to a crumble.
  7. Add in the butter and pulse it again to bring the crumble mixture together.
  8. Scoop the crumble over the apples and pop the baking dish into a 180°C preheated oven to cook off the crumb.
  9. Approximately 10 minutes or until golden.
  10. Serve with yoghurt



Dietary and serving suggestions:

I know that there are many dietary preferences and restrictions for families and childcares, so I always offer suggestions in our menu range on how to make it dairy free or gluten free, for instance, if required.

Dairy free: Use coconut oil rather than butter.

Gluten free: Use gluten free flour and puffed rice (instead of rolled oats)

Vegans and babies: No honey for vegans and babies under 12 months. Swap to an alternative sweetener.



If you are interested in some seriously simple family recipes, or even ideas for childcare recipes, we have two different seasons on offer at the moment (building more!). This recipe is from the Autumn Menu plan.

We also have a very simple cook along recipe for a pear crumble, that you could make with the kiddies. It is a “per child” recipe too!