Cherry Oat Crumble

This old-fashioned Cherry Oat Crumble is what summer dessert dreams are made of! Loaded with your choice of sweet or tart cherries, with a toasty crumble on top, this quick and easy recipe will have everyone in the mood for some dessert!
Course Dessert
Servings 3


  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 medium mixing bowl
  • 1 8x8 baking dish
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • spoon or spatula
  • microwave-safe dish


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 cups chopped and pitted cherries fresh, frozen or canned
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp melted margarine or butter


  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Add the cherries and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Pour the fruit into the 8x8in baking dish.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, oats and brown sugar. Add the melted butter and stir until the texture is coarse with some clumps.
  • Sprinkle the oat topping over the fruit mixture.
  • Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the juices are bubbling and the oat topping is golden brown.
  • Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


No tart cherries? Use another fruit such as blueberries or chopped apricots, peaches or plums. Reduce the sugar added to the cornstarch (in step 2) to 1 or 2 tablespoons.  
Keyword cherry, crumble, Oats