Toast almonds by placing into a cold oven, set to 200°C for exactly 10 minutes. Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C.
Place almonds and vanilla bean into the Thermomix bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 10.
Add remaining ingredients and mix 10 sec/speed 7.
To form a crumble, press mixture through a cooling rack with a lined baking tray underneath.
Bake for 10-15 minutes and allow to cool before adding to the Vanilla Almond Crunch Recipe as directed.
Alternatively, this mixture makes a very delicious biscuit. Form into small rounds and bake for the same amount of time.