Apple Crumble for Breakfast

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News, Recipes, Vibrant Blog | No Comments

I have discovered that since having two kids, getting myself breakfast is a HELL of a lot harder than it used to be.  Normally Matt gets up with Hugo at 6.20 and gives him breakfast and lets me sleep in until 7 when he leaves to come adjust you lovely people.   And by then Hugo is ready to play, Eleanor needs a nappy change and feed and we have to get ready to go out for the morning etc.  So I need a quick breakfast.

I’ve started preparing breakfasts on the weekend or if I have a free morning – sometimes Hugo likes to help.  Then I chuck them in the fridge and can heat them up quickly in the oven or microwave in the morning.  My go to at the moment in this “cold” Queensland winter is Apple Crumble for Breakfast.  Kind of my own invention as I have such a sweet tooth!  But it’s not OVERLY unhealthy and you can kind of add whatever you want to the mix.   Now I’m going to be honest – I rarely measure anything when I’m cooking I just sort of make it up as I go along.  And I REALLY like cinnamon so probably go overboard with mine – so do this to your own taste and don’t trust my measurements as I’m making them up as I go along!!


For the Apple Base

  • 4 large green apples, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or more or less or whatever sweetner you want or don’t add it!)
  • 1 Tbsp water

For the Topping

  • 1.5 C Rolled oats (or quinoa flakes/almond meal/etc)
  • 3/4 C Walnuts (and/or almonds, pecans, brazil nuts, macadamias – whatever you have)
  • 3/4 C  Coconut flakes
  • 1/2 C pepitas (and/or sunflower or sesame seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil (or enough to bind it all together a bit)


  1. Peel and slice the apples, put in pan over heat with all the other apple ingredie
  2. Cook until soft and nicely browned (the maple syrup will help with this of course)
  3. In blender combine all the topping ingredients and blitz very quickly until it just comes together – I prefer not to break down the oats or walnuts very much at all
  4. Place apples at bottom of a pie dish or glass baking dish
  5. Place topping on top
  6. Cook in oven at 180 until just toasted on top
  7. Serve with greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt