Ellie’s famous apple crumble

recipe  23rd October 2015 by

Our Ellie’s famous apple crumble is so delicious we made a snack out of it. We persuaded her to give up her secret recipe, and now you can make it for yourself at home!

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apple crumble
ellie's crumble
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My mum trained as a chef before staying home full-time, and when I was a kid we used to spend hours creating healthy family dinners from scratch. She'd have all this weird food in the fridge, like kombucha, before it was a thing. I tried quinoa for the first time with her! But her signature dish was definitely this apple crumble.

Ellie, chief taste expert


  • 35 g plain self raising flour
  • 35 g wholemeal self raising flour
  • 85 g whole oats
  • 75 g soft brown sugar
  • 110 g butter
  • 112 tsp cinnamon
  • 800 g peeled cored and quartered cooking apples
  • 75 g sultanas


Pre-heat the oven to 190'C/375'F/gas 5

Cook the apples with a splash of water and cook for 5-10 mins until they have softened. Take off the heat, stir in the sultanas and allow to cool a little.

Taste the apples and add a little of your sugar of choice, to taste. It should take the edge off the sharpness, bear in mind the topping is quite sweet and you want to retain some tartness.

Mix the flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Melt the butter in a pan and once melted pour onto the flour and oat mix and stir well to combine.

Pour the apple mixture into a baking dish and top with the crumble mixture.

Bake in the oven for 20-30 mins until golden brown.

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By Ellie, chief taste expert.

Armed with her £3 million taste buds (yep, that’s genuinely what they’re worth) head honcho Ellie tries every new recipe from the graze kitchen, and works with our nutritionist Jess to make sure every snack reaches her high standards.

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