By Cat, Feb 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons)
A streusel topping is basically flour, sugar and butter, with added spices or other flavors, and may also include chopped nuts or rolled grains. It is crumbled on the top of many types of desserts & treats, including fruit crisps, pies, tarts, quick breads, muffins, and so on.
This recipe includes sprouted or whole-grain and/or unbleached white flour and rolled oats, and was originally part of an apple crisp recipe.
Flour & Rolled Oats Streusel Topping
This recipe is adapted from Pillsbury’s Dessert Cook Book (see Beloved Cookbooks for more abut this book).
Ingredients & Equipment
- ¾ cup Rapadura or firmly packed brown sugar (or ¼ tsp stevia extract powder and 1 – 3 tsp molasses or Grade-B maple syrup)
- ½ cup unbleached white flour
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅓ cup butter
- small mixing bowl
- pastry fork or cutter
- Combine sugar or stevia (if using), flour, oats and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly, then toss with molasses or maple syrup (if using).
- Sprinkle over dessert and bake in preheated oven as instructed in dessert recipe.