Apple Cinamon Berry Crumble, Breakfast, Eat Well, Food

Breakfast Apple Cinamon Berry Crumble

I think breakfast is the best meal of the day.

You get up from your bed still in that space of between of being awake and not awake. Then you head over to the kitchen and put on the kettle to boil your water for coffee (or tea). You notice the stillness of the air and the sound around you with the bubbles of boiling water softly piercing through the quietness. As you make your coffee (or tea) its aroma slowly wakes you up and you begin to notice the details of the space around you.

Your world slowly comes to life.

You begin thinking of what you can cook up for breakfast that will make your tummy and heart happy. #Startyourdaywithlove

 

Kind of magical isn’t?

It’s in this space of time that I get those creative blasts of ideas.

Like this Apple Cinmon Berry Crumble.

 

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I’m first and foremost a breakfast girl, but dessert comes close close after that. I like having that sweet finish after a savoury dinner. It brings a sense of completeness to the day and I always end my day with something sweet. I get a bit antsy if I don’t get my sweet nothings 😉

 

This is where the genius of the Breakfast Apple Cinamon Berry Crumble lies. It’s healthy and nourishing to start your day and it also has the sweetness for something to have to end your day with.

Something I’ve been learning recently. In life it’s not always one or the other.  You can work and have fun with your work at the same time. You can rest, but you can also rest productively (when we rest our conscious minds, our unconscious minds goes to work digesting and taking in the things that we learned during the day). You can have breakfast and dessert at the same time too.

There’s no clear cut lines no matter how much we try to categorise or plan out our day. And that’s the beauty of it. Something will always feel missing when we only rationalise or make logical sense of our life, it’s so much more richer and fulfilling when we live from our heart.

We cannot deny our longing for fulfillment in life. But fulfillment is not found within an exact ratio to ratio of or an equation of something. We find it when we let our hearts be our guide. We find it when we allow our selves to feel wholeheartedly.

 

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Here is the recipe for the Breakfast Apple Cinamon Berry Crumble!

 

Ingredients:

For the CRUST

1/2 cup of spelt flour (wholemeal or plain flour works well too)

A pinch of salt

2 Tbsp of coconut oil (solid, not melted)

4 Tbsp of water (you may need to add more to make the mixture more doughy)

 

For the FILLING

1 1/2 apples thinly sliced (i used granny smith apples, but another apple will do fine too)

Cinamon Orange Sauce to soak the apples in:

The juice of 1 sweet easy peel orange

1 Tbsp of almond butter

1 Tbsp of cinamon

A pinch of salt

 

For the JAM

2 handfuls of frozen raspberries

The juice of 1 1/2 sweet easy peel oranges

A pinch of salt

1 Tbsp of chia seeds (optional but good to add for extra omega 3s)

 

For the CRUMBLE

1/2 cup of oats

1/4 cup of spelt flour (or another flour you prefer)

1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds

1 Tbsp of cinamon (or more if you love cinamon like I do!)

A handful of chopped pecans (or another nut of choice, I think pecans goes heavenly with cinamon)

1/8th – 1/6th cup of muscovado sugar (or more depending on the level of sweetness you prefer)

3 Tbsp of almond butter

2 Tbsp of coconut oil (solid, not melted)

 

Instructions:

For the CRUST

1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius.

2. Combine the flour, coconut oil, and water together. Mix with your hands until it forms a dough.

3. Line a baking dish with a baking sheet and press the dough onto the edges of the dish.

4. Bake the crust for 12 – 15 minutes until it is golden brown.

5. Turn off the oven (making the mixture will take some time).

 

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For the FILLING

1. Slice the apples as thinly as possible. This is also a great mindfulness exercise as a follow up from last #WellnessWedneday post on Thinking about our Thinking. 🙂 Alternatively, you can also chop the apples into chunks if you are pressed for time.

2. Combine the juice of the orange, with the almond butter, salt, and cinamon. Mix well. Then simply submerge the thin slices of apples in the sauce for around 15 minutes to let the flavours soak in.

3. Layer the apple slices onto the crust. If there’s any leftover sauce, simply pour it over the apples.

 

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For the JAM

1. Combine the raspberries, juice of the orange, and pinch of salt onto a pan.

2. Simmer this mixture while gently stirring from time to time (to avoid burning) at a very low heat. It will take around 15 – 20 minutes for the mixture to condense into a gel like consistency. Take it off the heat.

3. Add the chia seeds into the jam if you are adding them. Stir it through the mixture.

4. Let the mixture cool and it will begin to gel up from the chia seeds.

5. Layer the jam across the sliced apples.

 

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For the CRUMBLE

1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius.

2. Combine the oats, pumpkin seeds, nuts, almond butter, coconut oil, sugar, and pinch of salt into a bowl. Mix thoroughly. It’s best to use your fingers (more fun and feels therapeutic too!) as you can feel to combine the almond butter, coconut oil thoroughly with the nuts, oats, flour, and seeds.

3. Pour the crumble mixture over the jam.

 

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4. Bake for around 30 – 40 minutes until the crumble is golden brown and the jam is warm and oozy. Take it out and pierce in the middle with a toothpick to see if the apples are nice and tender. If you can easily poke it through then your Breakfast Apple Cinamon Berry Crumble is done!

5. After it cools down, slice and serve with a dollop of creamy greek yogurt or your favorite vanilla ice cream!

 

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Hope you enjoy making and eating the crumble as much as I enjoyed creating it.

If you do, tag me @wellnesstogo and #wellnesstogo, or share it via Facebook and tag the Wellness to Go Facebook page to it. I love seeing your creations!

 

Be sure to make time this weekend for some rest and fun!

 

May your heart be fulfilled,

Gaby

 

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Breakfast Apple Cinamon Berry Crumble
 
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This Breakfast Apple Cinamon Berry Crumble will satisfy your tummy and warm your heart! It's the perfect dish to start and end your day with!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert, Brunch
Serves: 4 slices
Ingredients
  • For the CRUST
  • ½ cup of spelt flour (wholemeal or plain flour works well too)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp of coconut oil (solid, not melted)
  • 4 Tbsp of water (you may need to add more to make the mixture more doughy)
  • For the FILLING
  • 1½ apples thinly sliced (i used granny smith apples, but another apple will do fine too)
  • Cinamon Orange Sauce to soak the apples in:
  • The juice of 1 sweet easy peel orange
  • 1 Tbsp of almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp of cinamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • For the JAM
  • 2 handfuls of frozen raspberries
  • The juice of 1½ sweet easy peel oranges
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp of chia seeds (optional but good to add for extra omega 3s)
  • For the CRUMBLE
  • ½ cup of oats
  • ¼ cup of spelt flour (or another flour you prefer)
  • ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp of cinamon (or more if you love cinamon like I do!)
  • A handful of chopped pecans (or another nut of choice, I think pecans goes heavenly with cinamon)
  • ⅛th - ⅙th cup of muscovado sugar (or more depending on the level of sweetness you prefer)
  • 3 Tbsp of almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp of coconut oil (solid, not melted)
Instructions
  1. For the CRUST
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius.
  3. Combine the flour, coconut oil, and water together. Mix with your hands until it forms a dough.
  4. Line a baking dish with a baking sheet and press the dough onto the edges of the dish.
  5. Bake the crust for 12 - 15 minutes until it is golden brown.
  6. Turn off the oven (making the mixture will take some time).
  7. For the FILLING
  8. Slice the apples as thinly as possible. This is also a great mindfulness exercise as a follow up from last #WellnessWedneday post on Thinking about our Thinking. 🙂 Alternatively, you can also chop the apples into chunks if you are pressed for time.
  9. Combine the juice of the orange, with the almond butter, salt, and cinamon. Mix well. Then simply submerge the thin slices of apples in the sauce for around 15 minutes to let the flavours soak in.
  10. Layer the apple slices onto the crust. If there's any leftover sauce, simply pour it over the apples.
  11. For the JAM
  12. Combine the raspberries, juice of the orange, and pinch of salt onto a pan.
  13. Simmer this mixture while gently stirring from time to time (to avoid burning) at a very low heat. It will take around 15 - 20 minutes for the mixture to condense into a gel like consistency. Take it off the heat.
  14. Add the chia seeds into the jam if you are adding them. Stir it through the mixture.
  15. Let the mixture cool and it will begin to gel up from the chia seeds.
  16. Layer the jam across the sliced apples.
  17. For the CRUMBLE
  18. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius.
  19. Combine the oats, pumpkin seeds, nuts, almond butter, coconut oil, sugar, and pinch of salt into a bowl. Mix thoroughly. It's best to use your fingers (more fun and feels therapeutic too!) as you can feel to combine the almond butter, coconut oil thoroughly with the nuts, oats, flour, and seeds.
  20. Pour the crumble mixture over the jam.
  21. Bake for around 30 - 40 minutes until the crumble is golden brown and the jam is warm and oozy. Take it out and pierce in the middle with a toothpick to see if the apples are nice and tender. If you can easily poke it through then the Breakfast Apple Cinamon Berry Crumble is done!
  22. Let the pie rest for 30 minutes or so before slicing into it.
  23. Serve with a dollop of creamy greek yogurt or your favorite vanilla ice cream!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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