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Apple Blackberry Crumble with Apple Sauce and Walnuts

Apple Blackberry Crumble with Apple Sauce and Walnuts

Dessert for breakfast? Or maybe breakfast for dessert? No need to make any more tough decisions, because you can have both with my Apple Blackberry Crumble. 

I want you to be completely honest with me here. Raise your hand if you have ever eaten a bowl of cereal of a night time. Or maybe you really like to live on the edge and have had a sneaky dessert in the morning. It’s okay to be honest, I’m not going to tell anyone. Between you and I, I don’t mind living on the edge from time to time. However, I decided that I needed to make a better alternative to my previous delicacies - apparently, chocolate (vegan of course) for breakfast isn’t the healthiest choice. Who knew?! 

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So here today, I am bringing you a great little recipe that whips up in no time at all and can be eaten whenever you feel like it. 

To make this recipe you will need 20 minutes and 9 simple ingredients. Don’t be fooled by the time it takes to make this if you’re busy in the morning but still want to try it. 15 minutes is simply baking, so you can continue to get ready for your day while breakfast bakes.

This meal is not only easy to make and visually appealing, but it also tastes great while being packed to the brim with wonderful nutrition. Scrumptious fruit and the goodness of oats plays a big role satisfying your hunger while maximising the amount of goodness your body receives. You can expect to fuel your body with a high source of dietary fibre, good amount of protein, spectacular dose of vitamin C, and more! Check out our nutrition bar to the right for all facts.

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I mentioned earlier that this is super easy to make – and I wasn’t joking! It has to be one of my favourite parts about this recipe (other than the fact I get to eat dessert for breakfast). It is also really easy to store and transport. Which is perfect for any of you who are on the go in the mornings. I would usually recommend this dish to be eaten while warm/hot. But after a recent morning where I made my apple blackberry crumble and got caught up doing everything else (I forgot about it entirely) I came back to a cold bowl of breakfast. I decided it was too much effort to make anything else, so I just ate it. And I’m glad I did! Because I now know this can be just as tasty when cooled down.

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So, if you are an on-the-go morning person, a parent who must make the school run, or (like me) a little forgetful at times, don’t panic! Simply put your prepared breakfast into an airtight container and take it with you. If you have any left overs, you can store it for up to 24 hours.

So, what are you waiting for? Go and get cooking.

Enjoy this recipe? Be sure to check out my Chia Pudding with Roasted Almond and Cherry – another amazing breakfast and dessert idea.

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Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Breakfast, Desserts
Serves: 4
Allergens: Coconut


  • 1 medium apple (diced)
  • 2 cups apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 cups frozen blackberries
  • 1½ cups jumbo rolled oats
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnut halves (crushed)


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 F (120 degrees).
  2. Use a small baking dish and spread the frozen berries and the apple evenly.
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top and add the apple sauce and the raisins.
  4. In an extra bowl mix the oats with the coconut oil, maple syrup and walnuts well.
  5. scatter the oats on top of the apple sauce and put it into the oven until slightly golden for about 20 min.

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