Get ready to fall in love with breakfast all over again! Our Healthy Apple Crumble Oatmeal Bowl is the ultimate morning treat—think the comforting vibes of apple pie but without the dairy. It's a cozy + comforting blend of hearty oats and sweet apple crumble that turns your breakfast into a dessert-like delight--- Making your morning breakfast taste like a warm hug. Entirely Vegan + Gluten-free.Overnight option.
Where are my apple crumble fans at? I'm on a mission to share my love for this classic dessert by whipping up a healthier version that's perfect for breakfast – because who says you can't start your day with a little indulgence?
But back to this Apple Crumble Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl--- It's the perfect balance of healthy, sweet + satisfying. Ready in just 30 minutes, with an overnight option for those lazy mornings. And it's totally vegan + gluten-free.
Extremely creamy + smooth + crunchy in texture for a nice spoonful with each bite.
Has a rich, perfectly packed warm-spiced topping.
Dairy-free + vegan + gluten-free options for everyone to enjoy!
Can be enjoyed hot or cold as overnight oats----with the same amount of deliciousness!
Overnight option for lazy mornings.
Tips for the Perfect Oatmeal + Variation/Topping Ideas.
To change things up, simply add other flavors such as juice of an orange, apple chunks, berries, zest, or other extracts.
You can use any sweetener option you please—-Agave, maple syrup, honey, apple sauce, or another natural sweetener.
For additional nutrients, feel free to add flaxseed meal, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
Top with other caramelized fruit, dried fruit, dollops of yogurt, cranberries, chocolate chips, or whatever you choose.
For make-ahead meals or on-the-go, simply make this and store in a mason jar.
For a nice creaminess, add your favorite butters: peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, sunbutter, etc.
Add cooked grains such as quinoa, amaranth, or wheat germ.
For a bit more crunch factor, you can top with toasted nuts like pecans, walnuts, peanuts, or walnuts.
You can boost up your protein intake with half the scoop of protein powder.
What Types Of Oats I Can Use ?
I'm all about that creamy texture you get from steel-cut rolled oats! But hey, when it comes to oats, there's a whole bunch out there, each with its own special qualities.
You can use various types of oats for porridge:
Rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)--- These are most commonly used for porridge. They cook relatively quickly and offer a creamy texture.
Quick Oats--- They are similar to rolled oats but are cut into smaller pieces, which makes them cook faster.
Steel-cut oats--- These oats are less processed and have a chewier texture. They take longer to cook but offer a hearty, nuttier flavor.
Can I Use Other Types of Milk for This Apple Crumble Oatmeal?
Absolutely! If you’d like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use for this Apple Crumble Oatmeal—–that’s totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding. From the classics like coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk, and even potato and quinoa milk.
Health Benefits of Oats
Oats are another superfood that’s great to start your day with. Rolled oats like the ones used in this recipe, are a healthy source of complex carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Other great benefits of oats, according to studies:
They can help lower cholesterol.
Helps regulate blood sugar levels to avoid crashes and spikes
May help with losing weight.
Helps to relieve constipation.
Apple Crumble Oatmeal BowlQ + A's
How can I make this ahead of time?
You can make the oatmeal, apples, and crumble ahead of time. Store the oatmeal and apples in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Store the crumble separately at room temperature so it stays crisp and fresh.
Can I Make Overnight Apple Oatmeal Bowls?
Yes, if you'd like to make these ahead of time and skip the stove work, you can. Simply combine all of the oatmeal ingredients in a container, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. When you're ready t dig in, make the caramelized apples and pecan crumble, assemble, and enjoy!
Can I use another sweetener?
Yes of course.Instead of Agave you can simply use honey (If you are not vegan) or pure maple syrup as a sweetener.
More Comforting Breakfast Recipes to Try Next!
If this Healthy Breakfast Apple Crumble Oatmeal Bowl hits the spot, you’ll definitely want to cozy up to my other warming breakfasts next!
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Get ready to fall in love with breakfast all over again! Our Healthy Apple Crumble Oatmeal Bowl is the ultimate morning treat—think the comforting vibes of apple pie but without the dairy. It's a cozy + comforting blend of hearty oats and sweet apple crumble that turns your breakfast into a dessert-like delight--- Making your mornings taste like a warm hug. Entirely Vegan + Gluten-free.Overnight option.
4cupsAlmond milk(You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
2mediumGala apples, cubed into medium chunks (skin on)
Pinch ofsea salt
1tablespoonpure maple syrup
1teaspoonExtra virgin olive oil
1cupthick-cut Rolled oats, GF
1tablespoonvegan butter, melted
2tspspure maple syrup
TO MAKE THE APPLES + CRUMBLE:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a medium skillet (10-inch) with melted vegan butter or olive oil.
In a bowl, add together the chopped apples, cinnamon, salt, maple syrup, and olive oil, mixing until combined and apples are coated. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, add the oats, chopped pecans, melted butter, and maple syrup, mixing until wet and crumble can be pressed together.
Add the apple mixture to the prepared skillet and top with crumble, evenly spreading everything out. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crumble is golden brown and crisp and apples are tender.
TO MAKE THE OATMEAL:
Add oats, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until everything is combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low so that everything simmers for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once done, oats should thicken and become swollen + fluffy and creamy with half the the liquid still remaining. Stir in the Agave and vanilla and let simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes before removing it from heat.
To serve, portion oatmeal into serving bowl(s) and top with apple crumble, and a light drizzle of Agave or maple syrup, if desired.
Tips & Tricks
STORAGE: Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
OVERNIGHT OPTION: Simply add all oatmeal ingredients to a bowl and mix together until combined. Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours). Once ready to serve, make apple crumble topping separately and top overnight oats and enjoy.
SWEETENER: Instead of Agave you can simply use Pure maple syrup to oatmeal as a sweetener.