Crumble for Breakfast? Why not?
Breakfast crumble is loaded with goodness and flavour. You can make it for the whole family. Or you can make it so that breakfast is ready each morning for a few days! How does that sound? And it’s so flexible with the fruit you can use. So keep the fruit part seasonal and fresh is possible. Frozen berries work just as well. I know that when we are in the middle of winter, it’s great to pull a bag of strawberries out of my freezer. It’s like having a bit of summer all over again.
And what about those amazing blueberries in the summer? They are packed with antioxidants. And flavour! Do you have a blackberry bush in your garden? Or one growing near you? Those super sweet, juicy blackberries are amazing with the crumble topping.
High Energy Breakfast Crumble
- mixing bowl
- baking dish
- 1 cup low sugar, low fat muesli
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup ground brown flaxseed
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup raw sugar use brown sugar if not available
- 750 grams berries strawberries are amazing – even frozen ones
- 150 grams butter melted
- 1 tspn mixed spice optional
- Heat oven to 160CSpread berries evenly over your baking dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, put all the other ingredients and mix well. If it's a bit dry, add some coconut oil or a dash of milk.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with natural yoghurt.
Gluten Free? Yep, this recipe works with that need as well. Just use a GF muesli – use 2 cups of it and take out the rolled oats.
Dairy Free? No problems. Use coconut oil instead of the butter. Or use a dairy free spread that’s made with olive oil. Works a treat.
And for some added goodness, I sometimes put in sunflower seeds or chia seeds. It really depends on what I’ve got in the pantry at the time. For ultimate decadence, some raw cacao nibs are wonderful too. And dried cranberries make it look really festive at Christmas time.
Health benefits within this crumble.
So what are the benefits of this crumble? Well, for a start, flaxseed is really good for you. It’s full of fibre, antioxidants and may well reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. And having a breakfast that’s full of fibre and long lasting energy means you’re less likely to snack mid morning. If you’re busy like me, then that’s a bonus regardless of anything else! So enjoy making all the variations you want with this recipe.
If you want to know more about the benefits of fibre in your diet check out this website. Dr Sue Read is amazing in her knowledge of good gut health and the benefits of fibre every day!
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