It’s business as usual on this beautiful sunny morning and we are rearing to go, re-enthused for the week ahead!
So as an alternative to breakfast, this week we decided to start the week with a post on a fulfilling morning Rhubarb Crumble, as an alternative to your usual morning healthy kicks.
So you may be wondering what makes this so special??…
Nourishment of course! Also, Rhubarb may be the newest super food on the block and we love bringing the underdog to the forefront! Other than the goodness and tart flavour of the rhubarb, which is softened with the combination of apple and berries, along with some unrefined sugars (agave and honey), the topping of this crumble is gluten-free oats and addition of chia seeds, which give the sustenance and boost in iron, to ensure you start the week in the right way – and what a way to enjoy a hearty breakfast with real summer flavour!?!
Additionally, Rhubarb is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds, and other nutrients that make it ideal for keeping our bodies healthy. Some of these precious components are dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.
We love this time of year, and more importantly sharing this delightful recipe gives us great fulfilment (which hopefully we can pass on to you!) ….
Try it for yourselves and store with pride in your fridge, to enjoy for days to come. You may even like to share a little??
Surely this will start you off in the right way for the week ahead?! Go on, be good to yourself and follow the recipe below…
Enjoy, as you are nourished to fullness!
125g Gluten-free oats (Great source of dietary fibre)
4 tbsp Coconut oil melted
Handful of Chia Seeds (Loaded with Iron, Omega 3 fats, micronutrients and proteins)
80g chopped almonds (contain lots of healthy fats, magnesium and vitamin E, which is great for your skin)
2 tbsp Stevia sugar
3 large rhubarb stalks chopped (1-2 cm thickness)
1 red apple finely sliced (we keep the skin on for the additional fibre, however you may like to feel yours)
Handful of dried berries (of your choice – we used cranberries)
Maple syrup/ honey drizzled to taste
- Melt the coconut oil on a low heat and add the oats to the pan, along with chia seeds and almonds, mixing thoroughly and toasting the oats for a few minutes. Leave to the side.
- Mix through the dried berries, rhubarb, and cover the bottom of a baking dish.
- Drizzle an amount of honey/maple syrup, no more than 30ml and give the contents a mix.
- Arrange the sliced apple across the top and drizzle a little more honey or maple syrup.
- Spread and pat down the oat and chia seed topping to cover the contents of the dish
- Sprinkle the Stevia over the topping, made earlier.
- Place in a preheated oven at gas mark 160 for approx. 20 minutes or until the topping turns a golden brown colour and rhubarb is softened.
- Leave to cool and refrigerate – saving the rest in an air tight container, for other days throughout the week. Share to your heart’s content!
(A little note from us – you can add plant-based yoghurt for some extra speciality).