When you need a dessert that ticks all the boxes, including laziness.


Makes about 6-8 serves. Requires a large deep microwave safe dish, a glass casserole is ideal.


  • 800g Canned Apple Pie Filling (NOT canned fruit in juice or syrup, the stuff that's 100% solid pre-cooked apple)
  • 100g Vegan Butter or Margarine (or about 75g of Canola Oil)
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats (substitute rolled buckwheat or quinoa flakes for a gluten free version)
  • 2/3 cup Flaxmeal (or LSA mix if you can't find pure flaxmeal)
  • 1/4 cup Lupin Flour (use Soy flour if you can't find Lupln flour).
  • 2 tablespoons Besan Flour (aka Gram Flour or Chickpea Flour)
  • 2 tablespoons Pepitas (Pumpkin kernels)
  • 1 tablespoon Sunflower Seeds
  • About 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • About 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • About 1/4 cup Golden Syrup, Maple Syrup or Honey (or other sweet syrup to taste - personally I find the apple adds enough sweetness and usually go without any extra sugar)


  1. spread apple evenly in the bottom of a large microwaveable dish, mixing in half the spices
  2. melt margarine/oil and syrup together (in microwave or on the stove)
  3. when the butter and syrup are combined, stir in the oats, seeds, flour and the other half of the spices.
  4. Spread the crumble mixture over the apple evenly.
  5. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  6. Take out and allow to stand uncovered for at least 5 minutes, preferably 10 before serving.


Assuming 8 serves, and a full 1/4 cup of syrup is used, each serve is:

  • 1047 Kj (250 kilocalories)
  • 9.77g Protein
  • 8.58g Fibre
  • 23.9g Carbohydrate
  • 13.0g Fat