Perfect Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping (Vegan)

$6.91 recipe / $0.69 serving

If you love dessert, this perfect plum crisp with spiced oat topping is going to turn your world upside down! Juicy stone fruit is covered with a chewy crust to create the most mouthwatering treat ever.

Alright, let’s get baking already!

Perfect Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

Crispy & Crunchy

Mitch’s mom has a massive plum tree in her backyard, which was absolutely drooping with fruit at the end of this summer. So, we ended up picking five huge bags full (yes, you heard that right).

What does one do with that many plums?

Make a perfect plum crisp of course! Plums are a proud member of the underrated fruit club and deserve some much needed time in the spotlight (at least in our humble opinions).

They’re inexpensive (or free if you have access to a plum tree) and turn an insanely gorgeous purple color after being cooked. Not only that, if you serve this plum crisp warm with some vegan ice cream, it creates an ooey-gooey masterpiece.

The comforting spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves make this an ideal dessert for fall. But it’s not too heavy, so go ahead and eat it for breakfast! Have we convinced you this dessert is the bomb yet?

Plums, Flour, Oats, Almonds, Spices, Vegan Butter, and Ground Flaxseed

Key Ingredients For Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

  • Plums: we personally use Italian plums in our crisp because that’s the type of plum tree we have access to. But, any type of plum will do! After they bake, this fruit turns an incredibly beautiful purple hue. That’s because of the skins, which contain powerful antioxidants beneficial to our health.
  • Rolled oats: for the chewiest crust, rolled oats are where it’s at! They’re the perfect addition to provide texture and nutty flavor. We definitely recommend the rolled variety over steel-cut or quick oats. Did you know rolled oats contain antioxidants, called avenanthramides, that may help lower your blood pressure? Wowza.
  • Sugar: to create both a crunchy topping and caramelized plum filling, sugar is key. We use cane sugar in the filling to avoid overpowering the plums, but brown or coconut sugar in the crust to give a rich, toasty flavor.
  • Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg: nothing screams cozy autumn dessert more than this combo of spices. It’s the easiest way to transition a dish from summer to fall. Plus, all three of these come with their own set of health benefits (basically, this dessert is good for you).
Italian Plums Coated With Sugar

How to Make Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grab out a baking dish. We use a 13×9 casserole dish, but if you want a thicker crisp feel free to use a smaller one.

Then, pit and slice your plums. Toss them together with the flour and cane sugar in a mixing bowl. Once you’ve transferred the filling to your baking dish, it’s time to make the crust!

Flax Egg

For the topping, start by making a flax egg in a small bowl. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and almonds. And in a third bowl, melt the vegan butter and whisk in the vanilla.

Unbaked Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

Pour the butter, vanilla, and flax egg into the dry ingredient bowl and stir until everything is incorporated (it should look crumbly at this point). Next, use your hands to disperse the topping evenly over the layer of plums. Bake your crisp until the topping turns a golden brown.

Perfect Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

Remove your gorgeous plum crisp from the oven and let it cool at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes (you’ll need to be extremely strong-willed for this step). Serve with a dollop of vegan vanilla bean ice cream for a mouthwatering treat.

How to Store Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

This crisp tastes best when eaten the same day. But if you have leftovers, keep them lightly covered with saran wrap in the fridge for 2-3 days. If you plan on eating this within 1 day, then you can leave it uncovered at room temperature.

Reheat the cobbler in your oven at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes before serving again. Note: make sure to let the leftovers cool completely before you cover them.

Perfect Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

Why You’ll Love This Perfect Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

This is the perfect dessert to serve at at your next family dinner this fall. Its:

  • Juicy
  • Comforting
  • Fall-spiced
  • Crunchy

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment, rate it, and tag us on Instagram with #brokebankvegan. Happy eating!

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Plum Crisp With Spiced Oat Topping

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Broke Bank Vegan Course: DessertCuisine: WesternDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Bake time

45

minutes
Calories

354

kcal
Cost per recipe

$6.91

USD
Cost per serving

$0.69

USD
Total time

1

hour 

This vegan plum crisp is the perfect dessert to serve at your next family gathering this fall. A spiced oatmeal crust covers juicy plums to create the ultimate mouthwatering dessert!

Ingredients

  • Filling
  • 6 cups plums, pitted and sliced ($4.37 USD)

  • 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour ($0.01 USD)

  • 3 tbsp cane sugar ($0.01 USD)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ($0.02 USD)

  • Topping
  • 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed ($0.02 USD)

  • 1 1/2 tbsp water ($0.00 USD)

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour ($0.06 USD)

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats ($0.14 USD)

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar ($0.24 USD)

  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.01 USD)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ($0.02 USD)

  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg ($0.02 USD)

  • A pinch of cloves ($0.01 USD)

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds ($0.61 USD)

  • 1/2 cup melted vegan butter ($1.16 USD)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract ($0.21 USD)

Directions

  • Plum Filling
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grab out a baking dish. We use a 13×9 casserole dish for reference, but if you want a deeper crisp use a smaller one (like a 9×9).
  • Wash, pit, and slice the plums. Then, toss them together with the all-purpose flour and cane sugar in a large mixing bowl. Transfer to the baking dish, and set aside while you prepare the topping.
  • Topping
  • Prepare flax egg by mixing 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed with 1 1/2 tbsp water in a small bowl, and set aside. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and almonds.
  • In a third bowl, melt the vegan butter and whisk in the vanilla.
  • Pour butter mixture and flax egg into the dry mixture and stir until everything is incorporated. It should look crumbly at this point.
  • Next, use your hands to disperse the topping evenly over the plum layer. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden and crispy.
  • Remove your plum crisp from the oven and let it cool at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve warm with vegan vanilla bean ice cream.

Tips

  • In order to yield the most caramelized, honey-like consistency, it’s best to let the crisp sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

Serving Size1 servings


  • Amount Per ServingCalories354
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11.4g 18%
    • Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
  • Sodium 89.7mg 4%
  • Potassium 257.3mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 59.2g 20%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.5g 15%
    • Sugars 31.3g
  • Protein 5.2g 11%

  • Vitamin A 13%
  • Vitamin C 12%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 26%
  • Vitamin E 9%
  • Vitamin K 6%
  • Thiamin 24%
  • Riboflavin 14%
  • Niacin 14%
  • Vitamin B6 5%
  • Folate 16%
  • Phosphorus 11%
  • Magnesium 6%
  • Zinc 5%
  • Selenium 21%
  • Copper 16%
  • Manganese 23%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Can this be made gluten-free?

Yes, this crisp can be made gluten-free. You’ll need to sub the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free variety. Just make sure to use the right conversion!

Can I use any variety of plum?

Yes, you can use any variety of plum. We used Italian plums because that’s what we have access to, but any will do!

Can this be made sugar-free?

We wouldn’t recommend making this dessert without sugar. The top won’t get as crispy and the sugar won’t caramelize the fruit on the inside as much.

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