I love to get a creative with food - and with this recipe I felt like breaking the unwritten rules about what is 'appropriate' breakfast food. We also had an abundance of home-grown apples and some left over strawberries that were in desperate need of being used up. You can mix this up with whatever fruit you have, such as apple and blueberries, or pear and raspberry - get creative!
- 2 large, or 3 small apples, chopped into rough pieces (I left the skin on for extra fibre but you can remove this is you want)
- 6 strawberries roughly chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 cup gluten free oats
- 1/3 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 tbs rice malt syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- A couple of large dollops of Greek yoghurt to serve
- In a small saucepan place the apple, strawberries and vanilla and cook with a tablespoon or 2 of water until it reduces and turns soft.
- In a small mixing bowl combine the oats, macadamias, rice malt syrup, cinnamon, and coconut oil.
- Place the fruit in one large overproof bowl or a few medium sized ramekins.
- Place the 'crumble' mix on top of the stewed fruit.
- Bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius until golden brown (10-15 minutes).
- Enjoy with a large dollop of Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt!
I love mixing things up and pushing the boundaries with food - and who doesn't want to have dessert for breakfast! You get the vitamins & minerals from the fruit, fibre from the oats, healthy fats from the macadamias and protein from the Greek yoghurt. As long as you don't smother it with any honey or syrup after cooked it is a great way to start the day - you feel nourished yet you don't feel like you're being deprived of delicious food.