Breakfast. I always have so little time to have breakfast during the week. Unfortunately, because I like breakfast. But having almost no time, I always “struggle” to prepare something simple but good and keeps me going the rest of the morning. Well at least until 11 am or so.
I wake up at 6 in the morning. Better to say, my alarm goes off at 6 but it takes me at least 10 minutes to actually step out of bed. I’ve read somewhere that it’s better to get up as soon as the alarm goes. I’ve tried it. I really did but it doesn’t work for me. I’m such a snooze-lover.
When I’m finally up, first thing is drinking a glass of warm water with juice of half a lemon. I’m doing this since the beginning of this year (one of my new year’s resolution) and it works for me. I don’t feel bloated anymore and I drink more, so I stick to it! Then I prepare myself before having my breakfast. Breakfast changes all the time. Depending on my mood. Sometimes it’s oatmeal porridge, sometimes yoghurt with rolled oats, seeds (like pumpkin seeds, chia seeds or flax seeds) raisins and honey, sometimes rice cakes with marmalade and a glass of milk. It just depends what I’m in to when waking up. Some time ago I made this fabulous apple crumble that I love to have for breakfast with yoghurt! The crumble topping is not mine but a recipe from the extraordinary couple David & Luise of the gorgeous blog Green Kitchen Stories. They are a huge inspiration when it comes to eat healthy. I’m no vegetarian but still I get inspired ALL the time I’m having a look at their blog. The recipes, the photo’s..just everything! I’m pretty sure you all know them very well, but if you don’t, get a look at their blog immediately as I promise you will be hooked from the first peek! Oh and their books are marvelous as well!!
So, I got the topping from them, made the apple filling myself and the result is simply delicious! The best part is you can prepare this crumble before, like on Sunday (at least I have time on Sundays) and have a great breakfast for the beginning of a busy week as it keeps for 3-4 days in the fridge!
2 handfuls of raisins
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
240 g // 2,5 cups rolled oats
5 tbsp almond flour
5 tbsp maple syrup
5 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil (room temperature)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
Cut the apples in small pieces and toss with raisins, lemon juice, maple syrup and cinnamon. Put it all in a baking dish. In a different bowl prepare the crumble topping. Mix the rolled oats with almond flour. Then add the maple syrup and coconut oil. Mix all by hand. Pour the crumble evenly over the apple filling and press a bit using your hands. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
I love to eat it with yoghurt!!