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Baked Plum Muesli Crumble with Blackberry Sorbet

Try this delicious recipe for baked plum Muesli crumble with blackberry sorbet, perfect for this season! This dessert is vegan, healthy and without added sugar.

Are you looking for a healthy alternative to a traditional crumble, have you decided to experiment with less processed ingredients and give up excess butter and sugar? Here is a recipe that you will definitely like. I combined sweet and juicy plums with frozen blackberries and got a fantastic dessert! The crunchy texture of the muesli crumble combines perfectly with the sweetness of the fruit and the freshness of the blackberry sorbet, without the need for added sugar.

Plum and Blackberry Muesli Crumble Dessert
Plum Muesli Crumble Dessert

Muesli Crumble – customization suggestions

  • Fruit variety: Instead of plums, you can use other seasonal fruits or combinations of fruits, such as apples, peaches, cherries or strawberries. This gives you the opportunity to experiment with different flavors and textures in your crumble.
  • Natural sweeteners: If you want to avoid processed sugar, you can replace this ingredient with natural sweeteners such as honey, agave syrup or maple syrup. They add a subtle sweetness and a distinct aroma, without affecting health.
  • Adding nuts or seeds: For a crunchy texture and an additional supply of nutrients, you can add nuts or seeds to the crumble composition. Nuts such as almonds, pecans or hazelnuts, or sunflower or pumpkin seeds can bring a touch of flavor and health.
  • Additional flavors: You can experiment with adding spices or additional flavors to intensify the taste of the crumble. For example, try adding cinnamon, vanilla, ginger or cardamom to complement the flavor of the fruit.
  • Accessories for serving: Instead of blackberry sorbet, you can try other types of ice cream or sauces that go well with the crumble. For example, vanilla ice cream, hot chocolate sauce or whipped cream improve the taste and aesthetic experience of the dessert.

These suggestions give you the freedom to customize your recipe and adapt it according to your individual preferences and needs. Experiment and enjoy the final result!

Pitted plums

Muesli Crumble vs. Traditional crumble

Crumble with Muesli:

  • (+) Diet-friendly: Muesli contains ingredients such as oatmeal, seeds and dried fruits, which add fiber, protein and essential nutrients.
  • (+) Varied texture: The presence of oatmeal and other muesli ingredients gives the crumble a crunchy and rich texture.
  • (+) Complex taste and aroma: Muesli adds a variety of flavors and textures, offering a complex and rich taste.
  • (+) Easy to prepare: The use of muesli replaces the process of preparing the mixture of flour, sugar and butter, making the preparation faster and simpler.
  • (-) Less flaky and buttery: Being made of whole oat flakes, muesli is not as flaky and buttery as a classic crumble made of flour, sugar and butter.

Try my gluten-free Muesli recipe or other delicious desserts made with oats, such as my easy apple crisp, baked oatmeal, oatmeal cookies.

Plum and Blackberry Muesli Crumble Healthy Dessert

Classic Crumble:

  • (+) Control over the ingredients: Preparing the classic crumble gives you complete control over the ingredients, allowing you to adjust the amounts of flour, sugar and butter according to your preferences and needs.
  • (+) Flavor flexibility: You can add different flavors and spices to the classic crumble to get exactly the desired taste.
  • (+) Versatility: The classic crumble can be customized to suit different types of fruit and individual preferences, making it versatile and adaptable.
  • (-) Longer preparation time: The preparation of the classic crumble may require more time and effort compared to the version with muesli, because it involves manual mixing of the ingredients.
  • (-) High fat and calorie content: Due to the higher amount of butter used in the classic crumble, it may have a higher fat and calorie content compared to the version with muesli, which can be a concern for those which aim to reduce caloric intake or avoid excess fat.

Also try my fruit crumble recipes: Dutch Apple Crumb Pie, Peach Crumble Pie and Apple Streusel Cake.

Plum and Blackberry Muesli Crumble

The choice between the muesli crumble and classic crumble depends on individual preferences in terms of taste, texture and desired nutritional intake. Both versions have their distinct advantages and disadvantages and can be adapted according to personal needs and preferences.

Plum Muesli Crumble Dessert

Plum and Blackberry Muesli Crumble with Blackberry Sorbet
Try this delicious recipe for baked plum Muesli crumble with blackberry sorbet, perfect for this season! This dessert is vegan, healthy and without added sugar.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Servings 6
Calories 134 kcal


Muesli Crumble

  • 8 plums pitted and sliced
  • 3 cups blackberries I used frozen but you can use fresh as well
  • ¾ cup muesli preferably plain
  • 1 ½ tbsp whole wheat flour
  • any healthy sweetener you want to taste (I used stevia extract)

Backberry Sorbet

  • 2 cups blackberries frozen
  • 1 lime/lemon’s juice
  • healthy sweetener to taste


  • Heat the oven to 300°F.
  • In a large bowl, add sliced plums, blackberries, flour and sweetener (you can use stevia, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar etc.) and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture in a glass baking dish and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle muesli on top until all covered. (be careful not to use too much muesli; use just enough to cover the fruits with a thin layer)
  • Place in oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve with 2 scoops of sorbet!

Blackberry Sorbet

  • Add the ingredients to the blender and process them until they reach a creamy consistency. Serve it immediately.


Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 26mgPotassium: 391mgFiber: 9gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 619IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg
Keyword blackberries, crumble, muesli, plums, sugar-free
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Recipe Rating


Friday 15th of March 2024

So easy to make!


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

I didn't expect this to be so flavorful, but I really loved it! Yummy! Great recipe, Ruxandra!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked the recipe! :)


Monday 3rd of September 2012

Will try!


Friday 31st of August 2012



Thursday 30th of August 2012

Great, original recipe! Will try this for breakfast. Delish!