I love a little crunch in my ice cream. A lot of the time, nuts will do the trick, but for those who don’t like nuts (or are allergic) there is another great option. It is a buttery, cinnamony (is that a word?), oaty, super yummy topping that you can either mix into your ice cream, or just sprinkle on top. This goes especially great in fruity ice creams, like my Pear Crumble Ice Cream or my Peach Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream (which you’ll have to wait for, since peaches are not in season). When I mix this in to my ice creams, I only use about half of it. You can sprinkle the rest on yogurt, or pretend it is granola and mix it with milk. It is delicious, no matter how you eat it.
- 1/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. flour
- 1/4 c. oats not instant
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon to taste
- 5 Tbsp. cold salted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut butter into smaller chunks. Put all ingredients (including butter) into a bowl and cut with a pastry cutter or two knives until ingredients are mixed and crumbly. Alternately, you can put all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse just until the butter is evenly distributed and the mixture is still crumbly. Be sure not to over mix!
- Press into an 8x8 pan and bake at for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Crumble.
I love this idea. I also love the beautiful tea cup. 🙂
Quick and delicious! I wasn’t feeling like making a crumble and came across this recipe. I will make this again! Thank you!
My husband doesn’t like “cooked fruit” desserts, yet here I am at the height of summer craving a crumble. Your topping, over gently sugar-macerated berries or peaches seems like the perfect compromise. Thanks for great idea – I’ll be trying it SOON.
Crunchy and yummy!! And easy to nake👍
I added a handful of sliced almonds. before baking.
Melissa Howell says
Love the addition of the sliced almonds!
elaine gold says
the crunch stuck to the bottom of my baking pan and now i cannot get it off – wonder how i am even going to be able to clean the pan..
not successful at all – did i do something wrong??
Melissa Howell says
Wow, I’m so sorry this happened! After only 20 minutes in the oven, it should just pop right out of the pan, especially with all the butter that’s used. Did you use a glass pan? I’m not sure it should make a difference, but perhaps it will!