We eat oats almost every single day, so it's important for our palates to keep it full of different flavors and textures to keep things interesting. We usually top it with nuts and seeds that vary by the week. Cinnamon is a regular for sweetness, fruit, berries, or whatever loveliness I can find to make an inviting bowl of nutritious oats.
We eat a plant based diet so oats are one of the easy ways for us to start are day with an excellent plant based protein, with healthy fats and fibre, 1 cup of cooked rolled oats has apx 10 grams of protein. Add some nuts and seeds and we're stable and full until lunch.
This week, the East Coast is starting to turn grey and cold, it's staying darker later into the mornings, and I needed something more than fruits and nuts to invite me to the breakfast table on cold mornings when it's hard to get out from under the warm covers! Someone was also asking for something crunchy to accompany his waning love of oats; so this is what I came up with.
This is such a simple recipe I thought I would quickly share this goodness with the world! There will be 2 things I will eventually change with this recipe but for what I had in the kitchen, and wow was it yummy!
So my Sister always makes the best apple crisp for deserts when we go to visit, it's warm and delicious and makes me feel all of those lovely feelings whenever I even smell it! That was the kind of feeling I was in but it wasn't after dinner, it was before breakfast!
The urge was to make an apple crumble for breakfast, it's got oats and apples and it wouldn't be the worst desert you could eat for breakfast?!?!...
Always looking to include the yumminess of the world in the healthiest ways I decided not to eat the dessert for breakfast solely, but to add it to the top of my regularly scheduled breaky.
So before you head to the recipe page to check out this delish addition to breakfast, I just want to talk about what I will upgrade with this apple crumble granola 2.0.
First, if I had dates in the house, I would switch out the added coconut sugar for minced dates, they add sweetness with a natural unrefined sugar, but the coconut is what I had at hand.
Second; I might have dehydrated the small apple square first, then mixing them into the granola. This method will keep for a longer period of time, but I'm going to guess this granola might be gone by the end of the weekend as is.
I'll let you know how the updates go when I make the next batch but for now I hope you can enjoy a little sprinkling of goodness atop your steel cuts, or yoghurt, of even some chia pudding!
I can't wait to try it on my homemade oatgurt recipe.
Experiment, go with what you have and improve on any kitchen creation! Find your own Kitchen Bliss!
Have fun, laugh often, and keep it real with everything including your food!