Recipe: Feijoa and Apple Crumble (With Oat-Free & Vegan Variations)

by Michelle on May 12, 2012 · 6 comments

in Diet Style,Recipes,Vegan Recipes

Here is something I made with the delicious feijoas from my backyard tree! If you have some feijoas that you don’t know what to do with, perhaps give this recipe a go!

Recipe: Feijoa and Apple Crumble

Makes: 2 or 3 small serves.


  • 3 small apples
  • 5 fejioas
  • 2 tbsp. sultanas
  • 1/2 orange, juiced
  • 1 heaped tbsp. coconut/rapadura sugar
  • 1 tsp. mixed spice
Crumble ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 4 tbsp. rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp. dried coconut, shredded
  • 1 tbsp. coconut/rapadura sugar
To serve: yoghurt or cream, plus a bit of extra mixed spice.

How to:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees C. (fan-forced).
  2. Rinse apples, then chop them up into small cubes (discard seeds and stem).
  3. Peel the feijoas (discarding the peels), then cut up the flesh into similarly sized pieces.
  4. Add the fruit to a pot with the orange juice, sugar and sultanas and cook for about 5 minutes on medium-low or until softened. Take off the heat and stir in the spice. Divide the fruit into a few ramekin containers.
  5. Make the crumble: Melt the butter and mix in the rest of the crumble ingredients until all combined. Spoon the crumble mixture over the fruit in the ramekins. Bake the crumbles in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Enjoy!

Oat-Free Crumble & Vegan Variation:


  • 2 tbsp. dates, pitted & chopped finely
  • 4 tbsp. macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp. dried coconut, shredded
To serveCoconut cream.
How to:
  1. Follow steps 1-4.
  2. Bake the fruit for 12-15 minutes. Then take it out of the oven.
  3. Make the crumble: Chop the dates and macadamia nuts. Stir in the mixed spice and coconut. Spoon the crumble mixture over the baked fruit.
  4. Then top with the crumble mixture on top of the ramekins and serve with coconut cream (if you like).
  5. Enjoy!


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Catie @ Head Plant Health May 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Love version 2.0 with the macadamias! My absolute achilles of all nuts. Unfortunately oats give me a belly ache, so happy for the alternative!


Michelle May 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Well I’m glad to have provided you with an alternative :).


Anita May 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Hi Michelle,
Oh, how timely! We were given some feijoas recently. They were eaten up so quickly- nothing left to make into ‘recipes’!!


Michelle May 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

I understand how they can be eaten up so quickly, feijoas are so yummy! By the way, I just forwarded someone your details for some kefir grains.


Skylor June 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Hi there! My question is- what is a Feijoa? Thanks!


Michelle June 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Hi Skylor. See my response to Catie.


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