Thursday 29 February 2024

Apple & Blackberry Crumble Bars - Recipe!

In the quest for better health one key ingredient often gets overlooked: fibre. Despite its humble reputation fibre holds tremendous power when it comes to nourishing our bodies and supporting overall well being. With each wholesome bite of these fibre packed bars, you're not just tantalizing your taste buds you're also nourishing your body from the inside out.

Apple & Blackberry Crumble Bars

This recipe makes 8 bars containing 48.5g of fibre in the entire batch.

Prep time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 35 to 40 minutes.

This can also be made with frozen raspberries or other fruit of your choice! 


1 Bramley cooking apple, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes (approx. 100g).
150g of frozen blackberries.
100g of oats.
200g of light brown sugar + 1 tablespoon for filling.
250g of wholemeal flour + 1 tablespoon for filling.
1 egg.
125g of unsalted butter, melted.
½ tsp mixed spice (optional).


20cm square tin, lined with parchment paper
Large mixing bowl
Small mixing bowl

Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan).

In the small mixing bowl, combine the cubed apple and frozen blackberries with 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour. Set to one side.

In the large mixing bowl, combine the oats, light brown sugar, flour and mixed spice (if using) with a spoon. Mix in the egg and melted butter with the spoon, then get your hands in the bowl and bring the mixture together until it forms clusters.

Pour two thirds of the crumbly mixture into the prepared square tin and lightly press down with your fingers to create an even layer. Spread the apple and blackberry mixture on top, then sprinkle the remaining third of the crumble mix over the top, don’t worry if there are gaps, you want to see the fruit coming through.

Place in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until golden on top and the apple is cooked through. Leave to cool before portioning into 8 bars and serving.

This recipe was created for the #FibreFebruary initiative, launched by UK Flour Millers, to help consumers eat the recommended amount of daily fibre while highlighting flour’s connection to fibre. You can find more information about Fibre February over on the FAB Flour website.


  1. Thisiswhereitisat29 February 2024 at 14:14

    These sound incredible x

  2. Apple and blackberry is our favorite fruit combination.

  3. ooooh very nice and they sound easy to make. I'm always looking for high fibre recipes so will visit the website too. xx

  4. These look great. I agree that fibre is not talked about and it is one of the most important things to consider, more important than protein (of which we have plenty) or other stuff.

  5. Oh yummy yum yum! These look amazing and so quick to prep and bake too. xx

  6. BTW you don't say how much oats to add - could you let me know?

  7. These look and sound delicious. Even better, I have most of the ingredients already. Perfect !