Lemon & blueberry oatie crumble

Lemon & blueberry oatie crumble

I adore flapjacks but I’ve noticed that I can demolish a flapjack in the blink of an eye, so I’ve developed this recipe to satisfy my flapjack desire, I’ve just slowed down the delivery method somewhat!!!

his is one of the many lean recipes that I’ve created where flavour and simplicity are key. There are hundreds of lean recipes in my app The Lean Cook with adjustable calories and macros.

Ingredients for 12 servings

200 g rolled oats
50 g flaked almonds
50 g ground almonds
50 g chia seeds
1 lemon, zest only
120 g butter
3 tbsp maple syrup
120 g fresh blueberries


  • Pre-heat your oven to 190°C fan/400°F and line a baking sheet with non stick foil.
  • Take a large bowl and add the rolled oats, flaked and ground almonds, chia seeds and blueberries.
  • Using your hands, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Put the butter into a small sauce pan and melt over a gentle heat.
  • When the butter has melted, add the maple syrup and grate the lemon zest into the pan – this is going to infuse the butter mix with the lemon.
  • Give the butter a quick mix and carefully pour the butter mix into the dry ingredients.
  • Using a wooden spoon take a couple of minutes to coat the dry ingredients with the butter mix.
  • It may seem that there isn’t enough  liquid, but after a couple of minutes it will coat everything.
  • Spoon the mixture into your baking sheet and use the back of the wooden spoon to pat down the mixture.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove your baking sheet from the oven and allow the crumble to cool.
  • Once cooled transfer the crumble clumps into muffin cases and eat!
  • If you’re not planning to eat them straight away, keep the crumble in a Tupperware container.
  • This is lovely to dip into and because it’s got a lovely crumbly texture it’s going to take you a little longer to eat it.

Recipe Notes

  • The approximate baking sheet size I used was 15cm x 6cm.
  • I used muffin cases but you can use fairy cake cases to make the mixture go further!
  • When adding the butter to the dry ingredients, it’s like adding butter to a cheesecake base. It may seem as though there isn’t enough butter to coat everything, but keep mixing and it will suddenly coat everything!
  • The end result is like a luxury crumble topping and because it’s not clumpy it’s going to take you longer to eat and give you the feeling of satisfaction before you reach for another – trust me!

Nella Foulds
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