You want to elevate your fruit pie or creamy dessert? This Oatmeal Crumble Topping is what you need. Sprinkle some before baking or right before serving — yummy!
Oatmeal crumble topping adds flavor and texture to any dessert or snack.
It’s got the right balance of sugar and butter, so it’s excellent for tangy fruit pies — and the crunch it gives is perfect for mousse or any cold, creamy treats.
If you’re unsure how to use it, just keep reading, and you will get some ideas below. 🙂
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- Flour – you only need all-purpose flour to make the crumble topping.
- Butter – cubed and chilled for the crumbs to form.
- Oatmeal – as shown in the image above, you need to use rolled oats, not some type with a smaller (or finer) texture.
- Sugar – regular granulated white sugar is great for oatmeal crumble topping.
- Salt – just use your favorite brand.
Start by preheating your oven to 180°C (350°F) and lining a baking tray with parchment paper.
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor.
Pulse it repeatedly until you see some big clumps of dough appearing.
Use your fingers to separate the bigger clumps of dough (forming crumble) and distribute them on the lined baking tray.
Place the crumble in the oven for twenty to twenty-five minutes or until they turn golden.
Take the tray out of the oven and set it aside to cool.
Your oatmeal crumble topping is now ready!
- Ensure that your butter is completely chilled —- softened butter will not work since the butter is the one that keeps the oatmeal crumble together.
- If you don’t have a food processor, it’s completely fine to make this crumble manually — use a fork for mixing, then your hands.
- You can mix the crumble halfway when cooking in the oven if you want to.
- Adding nuts to this oatmeal crumble topping is an excellent idea. I typically add sliced almonds when I want a bit of change.
Oatmeal Crumble Topping Uses
What can I say? We love ‘smulpaj‘ (crumble pie) with fruits in Sweden. 🙂
Crumble pies are one of our favorites for fika or desserts because they are so easy to make but pack a lot of flavors.
It’s a fruit pie you can make any time of the year — because you can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
You don’t need to add any spice to this blueberry crumble pie; you just let the natural flavor of the blueberries come out.
Oh! No sugar is added to the blueberries either; the sugar is only on the crumble topping.
So give it a try! 🙂
Another Swedish dessert favorite that requires an extra ten minutes to prepare — just because you need to peel, core, and slice the apples.
This apple pie with no crust has a bit of sugar added and cinnamon for that ‘extra hug’ of spice; top it with the crumble, and you’re all set.
All you need is a warm cup of coffee or tea.
So what are you waiting for? For your next fika, try any of these fruit pies with oatmeal crumble topping! 🙂
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Oatmeal Crumble Topping Recipe
- 150 grams butter (2/3 cup), cubed and chilled
- 120 grams flour (1 cup)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, heaping
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Combine the butter, flour, oats, sugar, and salt in a food processor.
- Pulse it repeatedly until you see some big clumps of dough appearing.
- Use your fingers to separate the bigger clumps of dough (i.e., forming the crumble) and distribute them on the lined baking tray.
- Place the crumble in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.
- Take the tray out of the oven and set it aside to cool.
- You can now enjoy your oatmeal crumble!
- Cook’s Tip #1: Make sure your butter is completely chilled —- softened butter will not work since the butter is the one that keeps the crumble together.
- Cook’s Tip #2: If you don’t have a food processor, it’s completely fine to make this crumble manually — just use a fork to mix, then your hands.