Lola Berry’s Berry Crumble Is Berry Frickin’ Delicious

No pun intended.

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Image via Food To Make You Glow by Lola Berry

It’s unsurprising that Lola Berry makes a mean berry crumble. This one, with macadamias and apples, is seriously good.


“I feel like I’m a bit of a pro when it comes to crumbles, and there are some sweet tricks I’ve learned from some pretty special people along the way. Adding citrus to the fruit is something I picked up from my mum, while including maca nuts in the topping (which I think makes it) is a trick that Julie, an ex-boyfriend’s mum, taught me—I’ve used it ever since!

The combination of macadamia nuts, oats and raspberries gives this treat some serious beauty-boosting credentials,” she told us.

Apple, Macadamia and Berry Crumble

Serves 6
DF | V | VG


4 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into
2 cm pieces
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1⁄2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
juice of 1 lemon
1 vanilla pod, split and scraped (or a pinch of vanilla powder)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
11⁄2 cups almond meal
1⁄2 cup macadamia nut meal
1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1⁄2 cup coconut oil, melted
1⁄2 cup chopped macadamia nuts, activated if possible
1⁄2 cup rolled oats
coconut ice cream, to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the apple, berries, lemon juice, vanilla, 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of the coconut sugar in a baking dish (or individual ramekins), then use your hands to coat the fruit in all the lovely flavours.
  3. Combine the almond meal, maca nut meal, nutmeg and the remaining cinnamon and coconut sugar in a bowl. Stir in the coconut oil, chopped macadamias and oats and mix well until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  4. Spoon the crumble mixture evenly over the fruit and bake for 40 minutes, or until the top is golden and the berries are oozing out a little bit. Serve with coconut ice cream, if you like, and make sure you have seconds (I always do)!

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This recipe was extracted from Food to Make You Glow by Lola Berry, published by Plum, RRP $39.99





If you’re as much of a fan as we are of Lola Berry, try some of her other recipes like the vegan breakfast scramble or choc mousse smoothie bowl. But if it’s the crumble that brought you here, try Donna Hay’s version with pear, blackberry and hazelnut…or even this gluten-free banana bread.

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Lola Berry
Colourful, adventurous and with a healthy dose of Aussie eccentricity, Lola Berry is definitely not your average nutritionist. She blogs, tweets, writes and talks about good health and wholefoods and there's little Lola won't to do to get her message across: eating and living well is easy and fun! Lola's enthusiasm is contagious and her knack for translating the most technical information into easy-to-follow advice has made her one of Australia's most popular nutritionists. She is constantly finding creative ways to help people make small achievable changes in their lives in order to better their health. Lola grew up in a family where health and fitness were celebrated, but by no means a focal point. It wasn't until experiencing her first 'summertime detox' as a teenager that Lola recognised what a huge impact food had on health and wellbeing. Within a few years Lola had completed her Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Nutritional Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health. Armed with enthusiasm and tonnes of ideas, Lola made it her mission to help as many people as possible live a healthy, fulfilled life. In 2007, Lola began posting videos full of health tips, nutritional advice and easy, accessible recipes. People responded to her quirky approach and her ‘Fruits and Roots’ webisodes soon led to regular TV appearances and her first book, Lola Berry's Inspiring Ingredients. Lola kept up with her engaging blog and informative e-newsletters and her online following continued to grow. In 2012 Lola released, The 20/20 Diet, which became the number one diet book in Australia within weeks of its release. Lola’s follow-up book, The 20/20 Diet Cookbook, is full of delicious recipes and health creations and has already gone into reprint (even though it was only released in February 2014). Today, Lola is a regular guest on various TV and radio shows and a contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers.