Want to Make a Gruffalo Crumble?!
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…yes yes we all know and love The Gruffalo. I remember reading this book to b when he was 15 months or so and being a pickle going to bed at Centre Parcs. It was the first time I’d EVER read the Gruffalo hehe. Over the last couple of years we have read that book a gazillion times, and I still love the flow and the way it rhymes. So I thought it was about time we did some Gruffalo inspired fun food. Don’t get excited, I’m not at all arty or crafty when it comes to fun food. We opted for a Gruffalo crumble, aka a mishmash of Gruffalo parts!
With Autumn fast approaching – honestly wtf??! – I thought this crumble would be the perfect fun food. It is ideal if you are out blackberry picking too! And of course it is the perfect pudding after a Bear Hunt or Quack Quack Chicken Roast Dinner hehe : )
How to Make a Gruffalo Crumble
So how did we make our Gruffalo crumble? I opted for apples, raspberries and freshly picked blackberries and then made a crumbly topping out of flour, oats, sugar and butter. Yum yum. I’m surprised we got any blackberries as b just eats them as we go around picking them. We did pick up some other fruity bits in Aldi too. This post is in collaboration with Aldi, but of course, you can pick up your fruit wherever.
For the fruit mix you will need:
Handful of blackberries
Handful of raspberries
Teaspoon of brown sugar – or any to be honest – use what you have!
For the Crumble you will need:
50 grams plain flour
50 grams porridge oats
25 grams brown sugar
30 grams butter
For the Gruffalo you will need:
A pot of Aldi seed mix – see the pic below
Some green and red grapes
- So first, peel and chop up your apple. Boil it in a little bit of water with a teaspoon of sugar. Add the blackberries after a few minutes.
2. To make up the crumble mix, combine the plain flour, oats, sugar and butter and mix it with your hands. Now little b was helping me up to this point but he needed a wee and refused to wash his hands. I banned him from the crumble making and anything else which involved handling food lol!
3. Add the raspberries to the other fruit mix and take off the heat. It should look something like below! I then let the mixture cool down before adding the crumble topping. I only did this because I wasn’t going to bake it straight away. I was being organised and pre-prepping our pudding.
4. When you are ready to bake your crumble, pop the fruit mix in an ovenproof dish, add the crumble topping and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Basically until the crumble topping browns a little.
Add your Gruffalo to the Crumble!
And now for the fun part!! Take your crumble out of the oven and start adding your Gruffalo bits!
5. Slice up a couple of green grapes to make poisonous warts.
6. Pick out the large, flat raisins from the fruit mix. These will make black tongues.
7. Slice the red grapes in half and then slice each half into three. These will make the purple prickles.
8. And finally orange eyes – I used some dried fruit pieces from the seed mix but you could use apricots, nectarines, peaches or cantaloupe melon.
The nice thing about a Gruffalo crumble is that the Gruffalo is all mixed and mashed up inside the crumble – which is why there is no need to recreate his whole face hehe 😉
Disclaimer – this post was in collaboration with Aldi. I was given vouchers to purchase the ingredients to make our Gruffalo crumble.