Easy Berry Crumble

When I was younger I was an extremely fussy eater. Apparently, my mum’s tactic for getting me to eat was to give me a spoonful of pudding and then a spoonful of dinner. Trickery at its best!

When I went to boarding school, I had to put my own tactics in place. I found myself buddying up with the cooks to gain larger pudding portions and had some notable success!

These days I’ll eat pretty much anything, but try extremely hard not to eat dessert unless I’m out for a special dinner, or I’m having an indulgent weekend. A few years ago, when I knew nothing much about blogging, I baked and blogged my way to a podgy tummy and then decided it was time to cut back. The blog died and sadly for Alex, so did the baking.

If I were partial to a bit of exercise, It would all be OK. I could eat many more puddings and then work off the pounds… However, you all know that I’m as allergic to exercise as I am to wheat!

The other day I decided it was about time I hit the kitchen again to make Alex one of his favourite types of desserts. He loves any sort of crumble and strudel. When he buys one I usually sit it out, as the shop bought crumbles are usually made with wheat flour and generally contain cinnamon, which I don’t really like.

This remarkably easy berry crumble can be made with wheat flour or rice flour. There is honestly nothing to it and as it’s packed with berries –  So, we can add it to the not too unhealthy list… We’ll ignore the sugar content, which I advise playing around with to suit your taste.


Easy Berry Crumble


  •  150g berries
  • 150g  sugar
  • 70g  flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon – Optional
  • Dash of salt

In a large bowl, gently toss berries with above ingredients and put into an ovenproof dish.


  • 130g  flour
  • 85g  oats
  • 90g brown sugar
  • 115g butter (melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon – Optional

In a medium bowl mix until crumbly and spread evenly over berries. Sprinkle over a little brown sugar.
Bake at 180c, 25-35 minutes or until berries are bubbly and crumble is browned.





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2 Responses

  1. steph May 5, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    Yum, crumble! The baked goodies on your former blog look delicious! I’m sorry you stopped blogging there… though my own waistline suggests I should scale back on the sweets as well. :)

  2. sally crangle (@sallytangle) May 5, 2012 / 7:18 pm

    Mmm crummmmble!! Thats a massive crumble for one man ;) I have such a sweet tooth. Could quite happily never eat crisps/chips but could never give up the sweet stuff!! I compromise my cycling my probably not very little behind off at least four times a week…its the only way.

    This looks delish xxxx

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