Home > Random Stuff > Get Cooking > Honey Haycorn Crumble


Get Cooking


By Ruth Barnard

Pooh bear's favourite treat; honey and Piglet's favourite food; Haycorns are the inspiration behind this sweet nutty crumble. The warm honey roasted nuts on top of this sticky sweet crumble make it extra special and it's even dairy free.

WARNING: ACORNS (or as Piglet calls them ‘Haycorns') ARE TOXIC TO HUMANS! DO NOT EAT ACORNS or any nuts or seeds you find outside without expert adult guidance and supervision.


Honey Nut Crumble Topping

  • Dairy Free Oats 1 cup

  • Ground Almonds ½ cup

  • LSA (ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds) ½ cup

  • Desiccated Coconut 1 cup

  • Cinnamon 1 tsp

  • Nutmeg 1 tsp

  • Mixed plain raw nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia) one or two handfuls

  • Honey* 2-3 large heaped tbsp

  • Coconut oil ¾ cup


Apple Base

  • Apples 3 or 4 large or 4 or 5 small apples

  • Cinnamon ½ tsp

  • Nutmeg ½ tsp

  • Honey* 2tsp

  • Warm water 3-5 tbsp

*Pooh bear loves honey and so do we but we know it is expensive so you can also use half of the amount of honey and substitute the other half with maple syrup.


Prepare the Apples: 

1. Peel the apples and get an adult to help you to quarter and slice them.

2. Add in the cinnamon, honey, nutmeg and warm water and mix.

3. Place the apples in your oven proof dish, cover with a lid or foil and pop in the oven at 180c for 5-10 minutes to allow the apples to start to soften..


Make the Crumble:

1. Combine all of the dry ingredients except for the whole raw nuts in a large bowl.

2. With parental help, gently melt the honey and coconut oil together and stir until combined.

3. Smash the whole nuts in a pestle and mortar or with a rolling pin and clean tea towel and mix in a tablespoon of the warm honey mixture.

4. Add the rest of the warm honey mixture to bowl of dry ingredients and stir until it's all good and sticky.

5. Cover the apples with the crumble mixture, top with the honey coated nuts and pop your crumble in the oven for about 20-30 minutes at 180c.


Serving suggestion:

With a scoop of ice cream this crumble transcends into a whole new literary level, reminding you of the sweet condensed milk Pooh Bear is also so fond of, and adding a special gooey texture that compliments the crunch of the honey roasted nuts perfectly.

I recommend an ice cream with a subtle sweetness, like Almond Dairy Free ice cream or perhaps a classic Hokey-Pokey could be perfect! Let us know what combination you enjoyed!


Extra Yummy Tip:

For a denser stickier crumble you can swap the desiccated coconut for more ground almonds or LSA which make the crumble even more sticky and brings out the flavour of the other nuts.

Site by Xplore – your web agency