Apple and cinnamon are a flavor match made in heaven! The tart sweetness of the apple compliments the intense aromatics of the cinnamon, leaving a sensation of a warm winters sun dancing on the taste buds

Apple and Sunflower Seed Crumble [Vegan]


Cooking Time




  • 3 Medium Golden Delicious Apples (peeled & diced into cubes)
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon (good quality)
  • 1/4 Cup Golden Raisins/Sultanas
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • Pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds (blitzed in food processor)
  • 2 tablespoons Rolled Oats
  • 2 tablespoons Spelt Flour
  • 1 tablespoons Date Paste (reduced dates in a little water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt


  1. Peel and dice your apples and pop them into a steamer to slightly steam. This just helps to reduce cooking time, and to ensure they're super cooked and gooey in the end.
  2. Once slightly steamed, place into a bowl, and add the remaining filling ingredients. Mix well ensuring the apples are thoroughly coated in cinnamon.
  3. Place this mixture into a greased (with coconut oil) baking dish. I used a 16cm/6.5" dish.
  4. Now for the crumble, add your sunflower seeds into a food processor and blitz for around 30 sec.
  5. Add into a large mixing bowl. with the remaining crumble ingredients.
  6. For the date paste, add dates into a small sauce pan with a little water, and allow to simmer and reduce until a thick paste is formed, adding small amounts of water to help reduce.
  7. Using your hands, mix all the ingredients and crumble the mixture between your fingers and thumb. Once all combined and crumbled, scatter evenly over the apple filling.
  8. Bake in a fan oven 360ºF for 30 mins, or until golden brown.