There’s nothing more healing than holiday baking. My favorite time of year is when the weather starts to drop and the Christmas lights come up, and everything about this cranberry ginger oat crumble puts me in the holiday spirit. It can easily be served for breakfast or dessert, and feel free to experiment with any fruit combination — but cranberries always feel extra festive. This treat is perfect for Christmas morning, holiday gatherings, and beyond.
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter, melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 inch piece of ginger, grated
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
Cranberry Apple Compote
- 12 oz. cranberries
- 1 green apple, peeled and diced
- 2 inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 vanilla bean, de-seeded
- 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Make cranberry compote: add all ingredients to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower to medium heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or cranberries have broken down and mixture is thick. Remove from heat to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oats, flours, baking powder, salt, xanthum gum and spices.
- In another small mixing bowl, whisk together egg, coconut oil or butter, sugar, maple syrup, ginger and vanilla.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry, mixing well until dough looks like oatmeal cookie dough.
- Add 3/4 of oat mixture to a greased 8×8 or round tart pan, using your hand to press batter evenly. Add about 1 heaping cup of cranberry compote over top, using a silicon spatula to evenly disperse. Then sprinkle the top with the last amount of oat mixture.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until oat topping is browned. Set aside to cool, then serve warm or chill before cutting into squares.