This morning was a busy morning for me, leaving me only time for a banana to snack on before my workout. I should really learn from my mistakes and prepare some delicious breakfast the night before – take note people. Its such a good idea and can really help if your busy, knowing you have a healthy dish waiting for you in the fridge!! Luckily my banana with its slow relesing energy kept me going, but I was ready for my delicious warming breakfast crumble when I got in.
My Baked Breakfast Crumble really is a staple go to when you’ve been rushed off your feet, and its freezing outside. Plus its packed full of healthy goodness. I load it with apples which are a brill source of fibre, Vitamin C & E which is great for your skin and immune system. We all know how tasty apples are once baked as well, their sweetness oozes out of them. Blackberries which are rich in bio-flavonoids, Vitamin C & K to help my muscles relax after a tough gym session. They are also packed full of antioxidants which are well known for lowering the risk of various cancers. High consumption of these little juicy fruits (especially once baked, they explode in your mouth) will help kept you brain alert for the rest of your day. Also for some added depth and texture I add in some sunflower seeds as we all know are a great source of protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. They are high in energy; increasing HDL or “good cholesterol” in your blood, and their sweet, nutty flavour is a great combination to add in.
1/2 Cup of Gluten Free Oats (Can be normal)
1 Apple (I used Pink Lady, but any its your preference)
1/4 Cup of Blackberries
1/4 Cup Raisins
1/4 Cup of Sunflower Seeds (If you want to use another seed or nut you can, I personally just love sunflower seeds)
1/4 cup of Coconut Milk (optional extra for pouring at the end)
Sprinkling of Cinnamon – as it flavours the apple so well
Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees.
Soak the Oats in hot water for around 10 mins, whilst these are soaking get you apple chopped and peeled ready to go.
Once the last are fully soaked add in your apple, blackberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and coconut milk. Give it a good stir and place into a baking dish. Place the dish in the oven for around 20-25 minutes depending on your oven, just give it a check after 20 mins to see if it needs a little extra.
Serve and Enjoy!