Apple and Berry Crumble

Now that it’s the holidays and I have more time on my hands, I’m ready to get on the festive baking bandwagon. Today I’m sharing one of my all time favourite recipes for this way-too-easy Apple and Berry breakfast crumble.

I originally had no intention of creating a dessert recipe that could double as breakfast, or a breakfast recipe that you could call dessert.  But, I think I just created that, finally.

I wanted something using fresh ingredients with very minimal added sweetener.  Berries are just so incredible on their own this time of year and deserve their time to shine. With this berry crumble, the berries totally shine, along with my picked-from-the-garden organic apples underneath a golden layer of the toasty and sweet crumble.

The crumble top is versatile, and really simple to make.  I like to tweak based on what I’m making and it’s always a winner.  This time around, I used oats with pecan flour and it came out crispy, toasty and perfect.  This breakfast bake totally reminded me of oatmeal or baked oatmeal, yet is totally light and delicious, packed with so much flavour!

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Ingredients:

4 full cups mixed berries (I used raspberries and strawberries)

5 small-medium apples, peeled and chopped into small cubes

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 cups jumbo oats

1/2 cup ground pecans

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp Sea/Himalayan salt

 

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200C.

In a medium bowl, combine the berries and vanilla extract. Place these in a sauce pan along with the chopped apple and boiling water to just cover the bottom of the pan. Then add in a tablespoon of coconut sugar along with the 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Allow it to simmer for about ten minutes, until the fruit is nice and soft.

Place the berry mixture in a baking dish or pyrex.

In the small bowl, mix together the oats, pecans, remaining coconut sugar, coconut oil, remaining cinnamon, and salt. Spread oat mixture evenly on top of the berries. Place the pyrex into the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until berries are bubbling and oat mixture is golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

 

 

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