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Breakfast Crumble

I'm a big fan of crumble! There's just something heart warming about stewed fruits and a crunchy topping. August being such a great month for beautiful ripe berries along with apples and pears, I thought I'd start to make the most of the season by eating Fruit Crumble for breakfast as much as I can!

I don't know about you but my tummy can only handle lots of fruit in the morning and it likes to consume that fruit with grain. I can only eat apples cooked. And as fibre from both fruit and grain is really important for good gut health, particularly for women, I'm going to make sure I get enough into my diet for breakfast throughout berry season!

For this recipe I use my Happy Tummy Granola and the fermented fruits leftover from my shrubs. However, if you've not been able to get around to making shrub don't worry. Simply use fresh fruit instead. I add pecans to the Happy Tummy Granola mix as for me pecans and stewed apples are a match made in heaven! This recipe is a GREAT source of fibre, both soluble and insoluble, so good for all tummies across the land!

Ingredients

  • Happy Tummy Granola with pecans added to the mix
  • 5 medium sized sharp tasting apples (I foraged mine from Walthamstow Marsh)
  • Fermented fruits like plums, blackberries and strawberries or fresh berries
  • A freshly squeezed orange and vanilla extract if you're not using fermented fruits
  • Butter to grease the pan

Method

  1. Make the Happy Tummy Granola recipe but add 100g of pecans to the mix. You'll need half the mixture for this crumble and the other half can keep for granola breakfasts. For that reason split the mixture between two baking sheets. Give the Breakfast Crumble tray just 20 minutes in the oven as we'll be cooking it again with the fruits.
  2. Butter an oven-proof dish.
  3. Peel your apples and along with the other fruits throw them into the dish at random so that you get a nice mixture of fruit in your mouth later on.
  4. If you're not using fermented fruits you won't have any syrup in the dish. For you guys add the juice of a freshly squeezed large orange and 2 tsps of vanilla extract.
  5. Scatter the granola mixture on top making sure all the fruit is fully covered.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180C fan.

I adore this with organic vanilla or natural yoghurt but it's just as good solo! YUM!