Rhubarb and Raspberry Crumble

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Rhubarb Crumble was always one of my favourite desserts growing up so I was keen to make it now that Rhubarb is in season. I recently made a rhubarb sauce to go with pancakes (recipe here) and fell in love with it all over again.

This dessert is perfect now that the evenings are getting lighter and longer and you crave lighter food as the warmer(ish) months arrive. It’s extremely easy to make and is a great refined sugar free alternative to traditional crumble. Whilst I was working in America in 2013 (before my PCOS diagnosis), my friend’s mother baked me a ‘Rhubarb and Strawberry Cobbler’ which I took to my room and consumed the entire thing within the day. So I’m glad I could reprise the affair with a healthy one…


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For the base:

  • 50g frozen raspberries
  • 400g rhubarb
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 inch ginger, chopped

For the crumble:

  • 4 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Handful of chopped pecans
  • 200g rolled oats


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C fan.
  2. Chop the rhubarb into inch length pieces and place in a medium sized sauce pan on a medium heat for about 5 minutes, along with the peeled and chopped apple, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the rhubarb starts to ‘melt’, add the frozen raspberries, maple syrup and ginger and stir until all the fruit is soft but not runny, this could take about 10 minutes.
  4. Take off the heat and start to make the crumble topping.
  5. Simply mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until everything is well combined.
  6. Pour the fruit mixture into an oven proof dish and layer with the crumble topping.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until the crumble layer turns beautifully golden.
  8. Enjoy with banana nice-cream or greek yoghurt!





  1. Katherine Brewer
    May 10, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Looks yum. Think you are missing the oats though…

    • sarahmalcs
      May 10, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you for spotting Katherine! All changed 🙂

  2. Frances
    May 30, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Delicious! Healthy comfort food!
    Thanks Sarah x

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