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Sam's Berry Crumble Recipe

Sam's Berry Crumble by Sam McArdle, The Gangly Chef. Photo by Elizabeth Harris Vegan Dessert
Sam's Berry Crumble by Sam McArdle, The Gangly Chef.

I love making this berry crumble because I can use it for desserts or breakfast! Add a topping of ice cream to the berry crumble for a great dessert, then add the berry crumble as a porridge topping for a delicious breakfast. It's the kind of dish that goes with everything.

It has cinnamon, ginger, mixed spice, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and then a healthy helping of maple syrup. It's just so gorgeous, and a comforting dish to make. It looks like it took you 6 hours to make, but it actually takes less than an hour. You mix the ingredients together, dump it into a pan, and bake. You can even prep everything ahead of time, so you can pop it in the oven for 20 minutes later on. I even like to make extra to give to friends and guests. It's a nice little gift guests can take away, and it stops me from eating the entire crumble. Honestly!

Recipe Serves 6

Nutritional Information Per Portion

  • Protein - 9g

  • Carbs - 44g

  • Fat 0 18g

  • Calories - 357


  • 800g berries (frozen or fresh)

  • 250g raspberries (frozen or fresh)

  • 100g ground almonds

  • 250g of oats

  • 70g coconut oil

  • 3 tbsp of water

  • 175 ml of maple syrup

  • 3 tbsp of brown sugar

  • 2 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of ginger

  • ½ tsp of mixed spice

  • ½ tsp of allspice

  • 3 tbsp of chia seeds

  • 3 tbsp of pumpkin seeds

  • 3 tbsp of sunflower seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C/350F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add oats, ground almonds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, melted coconut oil, and 75ml of the maple syrup stirring it all together. Leave this to one side, this is our crumble mixture.

  3. In a large pot, add 800gs of whichever berries you like, my favorite is a mix of strawberries and blueberries, and a base of 250g of raspberries.

  4. Now to that pot, we’re then going to add the remaining maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, mixed spice, allspice, and 3 tbsp of water. Stir together thoroughly and leave on medium heat for 20 minutes.

  5. Get an oven-proof dish and pour in the berries, adding the crumble mixture on top. Then, place it into the oven for 20 minutes.

  6. Out it comes, and that’s how you make Sam’s Berry Crumble!

Sam McArdle is #TheGanglyChef. He creates healthy, delicious, and hilarious cooking videos that you can check out on Instagram @smcardle5. He’s also an actor and playwright whose playwriting debut The Manny will be performed at The Carlton Tavern 33 Carlton Vale, London NW6 5EU on Wednesday 24th November and Thursday 25th November. You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite or contact

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