Start your day right with this healthy breakfast apple crumble! Filled with wholesome foods, you can enjoy this delicious apple recipe with some dairy-free milk for breakfast or with ice cream for a healthy dessert option!
Healthy Breakfast Apple Crumble
My son and I play a fun little game. He asks me for an apple, I get really excited because he’s finally asking for something other than bread…I cut the apple up, he takes one bite and then I have to chase him around the room with the rest of the apple. Told you: FUN.
Naturally you can expect to see a half-eaten apple anywhere in the house. Kitchen counters, dining table, his playroom table, behind the couch…Apples everywhere. I’m not a huge fan of apples, so my life’s purpose has pretty much become to find ways to turn apples into delicious, but healthy things. I made this oatmeal apple cake, I made these apple muffins for my other blog and now, I’m bringing you this delicious apple crisp for breakfast! It’s super easy to make, not overly sweet (so great in the morning) and made only with easy to find healthy foods.
For the apple “filling” you will need just four ingredients:
- 3 apples – use medium-sized, sweet apples (as you can tell I’m an expert on apples)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- a pinch of salt
You really don’t need to add any honey or sugar to the apples, trust me.
We’ll make a simple crumble with nuts, oats and some honey:
- pecans or walnuts
- coconut oil
- a little splash of water
How To Make An Easy Apple Crumble
- Chop up your apples and saute with the coconut oil, cinnamon and a tiny bit of salt in a pan at medium-high. I always cover the pan for a few minutes to help the apples soften faster. They shouldn’t get too soft, because we’re also going to bake them later.
- Start preheating your oven.
- While the apples are cooking, use your food processor, blender or immersion blender to make the crumble. I always use my 7-year old food processor and it does a great job. Place all ingredients inside and blend for about 30 seconds of until you get a sticky, yet crumbly mixture.
- Spread apples in a small baking pan (make sure to spread some coconut oil on the pan or use parchment paper), then use your fingers to make the crumbles and put on top of the apples.
- Bake for around 15-20 minutes at 350F or 180C or until the crumble is golden brown.
- Serve with some nondairy milk (or use dairy milk of yogurt if you want) and some fruit for breakfast or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.
Caring For This Crumble
How you treat this apple crumble is really important if you want to enjoy it for the next few days to come. Keep it refrigerated for up to 3 days and heat up in the oven when you want to serve it. It’s great for a make ahead breakfast, because once you’ve baked it, it only takes around 5-10 minutes to get out, heat up and add some yogurt or cashew milk to.
Highly recommend using the oven to reheat the apple crumble, because the crumble won’t be that crispy after a day and the oven renews that crunchy, crispy texture.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did, I’ve been making it for quite a while now, whenever I have apples everywhere…
- 6 sweet apples
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 2/3 cup oats
- 2/3 cup pecans
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp honey
- Chop the apples and saute them in a pan with the rest of the ingredients at medium high. I covered the pan for 2-3 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.
- Put all crumble ingredients into your food processor (blender or immersion blender might work too), add a splash of water (about 1 tbsp) and process until you get a crumbly mixture that sticks together.
- Use a small baking pan, oil the surface or add parchment paper and spread the apples. Then squeeze the crumble mixture to form bigger pieces of crumble and spread these over the apples.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.
- Let cool off a little bit and enjoy with some milk/yogurt for breakfast of ice cream for dessert.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 11gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g
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