Marfigs' Munchies

Adventures in vegan eats and feats

Banana almond + oat crumble (GF)


Tra la! So, today’s post is not an original recipe, but I’m actually participating in Deliciously Ella’s giveaway competition (hurry if you want to take part!). Basically you chose one of her recipes, take some snaps, and link back to her facebook page and gab about it on twitter! πŸ˜€ I did make her apple, raisin and pear cake the other day, but by the time it was baked and then eaten there was not a drop left for me to take snaps of :p This banana, cinnamon and almond crumble was one of many, many choices, because seriously, there is a bounty of yummy to be had on Ella’s website.

We were supposed to go to Cullinan today with my SIL and her man, Foxtrot, but our fridge decided to perish last night, so we’ve been frantic contacting people and organizing a replacement. Luckily my awesome dad & co are giving us their extra fridge (which is new anyhow!), so now we’re waiting for people with big cars to help us pick up, drop off, and all that lovely stuff one doesn’t really plan on doing during a holiday. It’s fortuitous then that I made this crumble yesterday and had no idea who would eat it all – now I get to feed all our awesome, helpful family members! πŸ˜€ We’re going to make some vegan custard and warm it up before dishing it up, and to be honest the thought of sharing is enough reward for all this drama. This dish is simple but effective – delicious is actually the right word! The only slight modification I made was to use 1/4 cup of date paste and 2 TBSP agave instead of the maple syrup, but simply because I can’t afford maple syrup. Either way, this recipe is now on my go-to for quick and tasty desserts to pull together in a flash! I’m especially to share with my diabetic FIL since it’s rather low “sugar” and there means he can eat an entire piece without becoming ill. Win all round!


saynotosayingno-1 forkyleaves-1I only baked mine for 12 minutes, because my oven is WONKY and is exuding a billion times the heat it should, even at the correct temperature *sadface*
lifttedcake-1 sidesquish-1I topped our “tester” slices yesterday with some leftover cashew cream – oh yum!

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Anyway…now I’ve made myself hungry again, blast! Point is, this is really nom, and I can imagine this is truly versatile based on what fruits you have lying around and getting squishy. Berries, mangoes…mmm hungry!

4 thoughts on “Banana almond + oat crumble (GF)

  1. What a fun sort of giveaway. I don’t think I have made anything by Ella before but nice to know this was a success. Also, I noticed you live in South Africa. Whereabouts? I ask because I will be in Johannesburg and Capetown (as well as Madagascar) this summer (?your winter) and will need all the help I can get for tips on vegan-friendly things. πŸ™‚


    • Ahoy! Yep- it’s a great challenge trying to keep exactly to a recipe when my instincts are always to change as much as possible πŸ˜‰

      I’m nestled in Pretoria, where no-one usually comes to visit πŸ˜‰ Veganism is much more popular in JHB and Cape Town, so you’ll find actual vegan restaurants! If your budget is for home-cooking only then lots of shops label their foods vegan or not, and there is always an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies to choose from πŸ˜€ Give a shout if you’re nearby and struggling. πŸ™‚


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