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Plums are a delicious seasonal treat that is packed with nutrients. They are high in vitamins A, C and K, as well as fibre. One of my favourite ways to coax the maximum sweet, juicy flavour from them is by making a crumble.

This vegan, gluten free version is made of healthy ingredients, giving you even more fibre, vitamins and minerals. Have it as a treat after a meal, or combine it with some non-dairy yogurt for a super refueling snack after yoga.


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  • 800g ripe plums, pitted and quartered
  • 2tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar

For the topping:

  • 100g gluten free rolled oats
  • 50g buckwheat flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 100g coconut oil, chilled
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Mix the plums, lemon juice, vanilla sugar and spices in a bowl.
  2. Let sit for 30-60 minutes to marinate.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Work in the cold coconut oil to form large crumbs. Do this quickly, to avoid it melting.
  5. Pour the plum mixture into a lightly greased  baking dish.
  6. Cover with crumble topping.
  7. Bake at 190 C for 30-40 minutes, or until top is crispy and plums soft and juicy.

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