This vegan cherry crumble with ground hazelnuts, oat flakes, butter, raw cane sugar, and poppy seeds is a true summer dream.
Fruit crumble is one of those desserts that I love to eat all year round. With seasonal fruits and a little variety in the crumble dough, it never gets boring. While I love apple crumble with cinnamon sprinkles in winter, my heart beats for this light, healthier cherry crumble in summer. I could eat tons of it and can’t get the smile off my face when indulging in this delicious treat after a busy day.
The addition of lemon gives the crumble a nice summer flavor. And the sprinkles made from ground hazelnuts, oat flakes, butter, raw cane sugar, and poppy seeds go really well with it and are a little change from typical crumble dough. Also a little healthier!
I hope you enjoy the cherry crumble as much as I do!
Cherry Crumble with Oat, Poppy Seeds and Hazelnut
When baking, cherries develop a particularly good taste and complement each other super well with the buttery crumble. In addition, cherries not only taste good, but they also provide us with many important nutrients. For example, cherries provide fiber, potassium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin C.
The oat flakes streusel are made from ground hazelnuts, oat flakes, butter, raw cane sugar and poppy seeds. This makes the crumble a truly nutritious dessert.
Pitting cherries - that's how it works
If you have to pit a few cherries, like for this recipe, it can be quite a chore. To make sure you gonna try this cherry crumble anyway, I’ve summarized a few tips for pitting cherries:
- Pit cherries with a metal straw: Simply push the straw through the cherry and remove the stone very easily.
- Pit cherries with a kitchen knife: Simply cut the cherries in half with a sharp knife and then remove the stone.
- Pit cherries with a hairpin: Slide the rounded, U-shaped side of a hairpin into the cherry under the stone and lever the stone out of the cherry.
- Pit cherries with a “stone remover machine”: Of course, you can also easily remove the stone from cherries using the stone remover machine provided for this purpose.
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- 600g cherries, pitted
- 3 tbsp raw cane sugar
- Zest of a lemon
- 100g ground hazelnuts
- 100g oat flakes (fine)
- 100g vegan butter
- 60g raw cane sugar
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC (forced air).
- Wash and pit the cherries. Mix with sugar and lemon zest and set aside.
- For the crumble, knead the ground hazelnuts, oat flakes, sugar, butter, and poppy seeds well until everything is well combined.
- Now fill the cherries in 4 oven-proof bowls and top with the crumble. Crumble the dough nicely so that it spreads out well.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until the crumble is golden brown.
The crumble tastes good on its own, with ice cream, yogurt, or cream.