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Apple Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Crumble

Apple Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Crumble

This oatmeal crumble is packed full of apples, cranberries, and heart healthy oatmeal, but TASTES like a decadent fruity dessert. It’s a lovely warm fruity crumble with a crunchy topping and a fruity sauce on the bottom. It makes for a quite healthy breakfast (or dessert for that matter!) because it’s full of fruit, fiber, and protein and it’s low in fat.

I have to say I get all excited when I start to see fresh cranberries appearing at the grocery store … I simply adore cranberries: the brilliant, rich, red color and that tart tangy taste just send me into blissful oblivion.

Cranberries are much more versatile and healthful than most people realize. They are packed full of good-for-your-body vitamins C, K & E, plus fiber, manganese and anthocyanins. Research has shown:

  • The anthocyanins in cranberries can block urinary infections by binding to bacteria so they can’t adhere to cell walls. This may also help with stomach ulcers.
  • A compound Howell discovered in cranberries, proanthocyanidine, prevents plaque formation on teeth.
  • In some people, regular cranberry juice consumption for months can kill the H. pylori bacteria, which can cause stomach cancer and ulcers.
  • Whole cranberries consumed in dietary form—in comparison with purified cranberry extracts consumed in either liquid or dried supplement form—do a better job of protecting our cardiovascular system.
  • Cranberries help protect against cancers of the breast, colon, lung, and prostate.

Sources: MSNBC and WHFoods

Apple Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Crumble

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Apple Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Crumble

This oatmeal crumble is packed full of apples, cranberries, and heart healthy oatmeal, but TASTES like a decadent fruity dessert. It’s a lovely warm fruity crumble with a crunchy topping and a fruity sauce on the bottom.


    For the fruity bottom layer:
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, whole or halved (whatever you prefer)
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the oatmeal topping:
  • 1 cup (100g) old fashioned oats (not instant oats)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • To stick it all together:
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the top:
  • 1/2 Tablespoon or so of raw (Turbinado) sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F. Spray a small casserole dish or 8×8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Scatter the fruit over the bottom and toss with the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the oats, chopped nuts, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and white chocolate chips.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, milk, egg white, melted butter and vanilla extract. .
  4. Sprinkle your oat mixture over the fruit evenly, then pour the milk mixture over the oats as evenly as you can. Sprinkle the top with raw sugar.
  5. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until the dish has set and the top is a lovely brown and crunchy. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Apple Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Crumble

This recipe was shared at Gala Extravaganza Dinner PartySweets for a SaturdayWeekend PotluckEveryday Mom’s Meals, Strut your Stuff Saturday, Mix it Up Monday, Melt in your Mouth Monday, My Meatless MondayMenu Plan MondayA is for Apples Linky, Keep Calm & Cook On – Apples and Tasty Tuesday.

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12 Responses

  1. It’s such a pretty dessert as well as delicious looking!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    October 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Kathy! It is quite delicious … and healthy too!

      October 27, 2012 at 7:46 am

  2. I have all the ingredients!! I am so excited!! YUMMMM! Nettie

    November 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    • Ann

      Eek! Yay I’m so excited you’re going to try it, Nettie! I think you’re going to love this.

      November 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  3. What have I missed here now?! I can’t wait..I’m making this tonight! If it is anything like your baked oatmeal I bet it is terrific!

    January 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    • I wasn’t kidding…it’s in the oven now! 😀

      January 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      • Ann

        OMG Monica! I can’t believe you just went and made it! You are such a dear 🙂

        January 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm

  4. Ok back to say….OMG! DEEELISH!! I am restraining myself from holding back seconds!! TY sweetie for the bestest recipe!

    January 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm

  5. BTW how do I make it on to your blogroll?

    January 16, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  6. Deb

    One of my earliest recipes that I learned to make was a crumble. Gee, how the time flies. I do love your recipe: Apple Cranberry White Chocolate Oat Crumble. You take the best ingredients and create something so delicious! Thanks for sharing!-Deb (DialMforMoms.com)

    August 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm

  7. This sounds amazing, my oldest daughter would be ALL OVER THIS!!! Pinning and found my way over form Dial M for Moms 🙂

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    August 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

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