Honey-Nut-Oat Crumble Topping


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Honey-Nut-Oat Crumble Topping
Photo: © John Kernick
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 cups


  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick-cooking)

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup canola oil

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • Roasted or poached fruit or yogurt, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. In a large bowl, mix the oats with the flour, walnuts, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the oil with the honey and vanilla; drizzle over the crumb topping and mix until well coated.

  2. Spread the crumble on a baking sheet in an even layer. Bake in the center of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the crumble is golden brown. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely to crisp up, about 1 hour. Spoon the crumble over roasted or poached fruit or yogurt.

Make Ahead

The crumble can be stored in an airtight container for 1 week.

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