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Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble

Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #baked #oatmeal #recipe

It has been so dang COLD here lately, so I decided I need to make myself something nice and warm and cozy for breakfast. Have I mentioned before that I love eating dessert for breakfast? Well, I do, especially since I found out that eating dessert for breakfast can help you lose weight — and keep it off. Okay, you could eat this oat crumble for dessert, too, but personally, I prefer to eat this for breakfast and then have a little dark chocolate for dessert later. See, I’m totally taking care of you here!

Plus this breakfast has lots of good-for-you fruits and heart healthy oats, nuts and calcium-rich milk, with enticing spices that not only taste good, they are good for you too. How can you say no to that?

If you want to go all out and make it a decadent breakfast, top with ice cream (yeah, I’m totally guilty of that) or light whipped cream. Otherwise a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt on top would help up the protein to make it an even more energizing breakfast.

Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble


    For the fruity bottom:
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored & chopped
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored & chopped
  • 1 cup whole or chopped cranberries
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • For the oatmeal layer:
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup candied walnuts (or toasted walnuts)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • To stick it together:
  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • For the top:
  • 1 Tablespoon raw (turbinado) sugar (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, cut into small bits


  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 maple syrup,vanilla, and spices.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the oats, chopped nuts, brown sugar, baking powder, spices and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, milk, egg white, 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, then dot with little bits of butter.
  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.


To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten free oats.

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Cranberry Apple Pear Oat Crumble ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruity #baked #oatmeal #recipe

This recipe has been shared at Weekend Potluck, Weekend SocialMunching MondayTreasure Box Tuesday, Tuesday’s Table, Wine’d Down Wednesday, Hearth & Soul Bloghop, Home Matters and Let’s Get Real.

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3 Responses

  1. Scrumptious and my hubby would love it with the ice cream too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo P.S. did you see my new giveaways?

    January 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm

  2. It’s been pretty dang cold here too. This recipe looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope you’ll party with us again this Friday.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    • Ann

      I’m so glad you like it Bonnie! It’s a great way to warm up in the morning … and yes, I’ll be back 🙂

      January 19, 2015 at 11:05 pm