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Oaty Apple Crumble

Oats make a great addition to a crumble topping
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Household, Pudding
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes, family, vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Other: Freezes Well
Servings: 4
Calories: 472.7kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
Cost: 18p



For the base

  • 240 g apples about 3 fruits, 16p each, 48p

For the crumble topping

  • 80 g flour value flour, doesn’t matter if s.r. or plain 45p/1.5kg, 2p
  • 50 g sugar 65p/1kg, 3p
  • 100 ml veg oil £1.09/litre, 11p
  • 80 g oats the cheapest ones, 75p/1kg, 6p


  • Quarter the apples and remove the core, slice them up and put them in the dish.
  • My husband doesn’t like the peel, but you can leave it on if you like, you get more apple. I like it unpeeled. No need for sugar
  • Put all the topping ingredients in a bowl and stir them well. It will be quite a wet mixture. Spread it evenly over the fruit, doesn’t matter at all if the fruit shows through, it all melds together when cooked
  • Cook in a medium oven for 40 minutes – it needs that long to cook the apples through.


If you are following meal plan three, you can have all of this crumble for your second meal on Day 7 if you wish, or you could save 2 portions for another day, up to you
See the post for lots of ideas for variations
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Calories: 472.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 57.08g | Protein: 4.85g | Fat: 26.6g | Saturated Fat: 20.64g | Sodium: 2.4mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26.45g | Vitamin A: 32.4IU | Vitamin C: 2.76mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.85mg