During the winter month I often eat warm or hot breakfast bowls in combination with cold fruits, ice cream or yoghurt. For example this Caramalized apple crunch with yoghurt.
One of the best breakfast topping you can use are roasted nuts or seeds. It is so easy to roast them in a pan and use them within the next days. Roasting release the lovely flavors. It is such a great preparation.
An “upgrade” idea is to fry the nuts and seeds in coconut oil and caramelize them with honey. I got the idea from the famous greenkitchenstories and mixed them up with fresh yoghurt.
Nuts and seeds are full packed with healthy fatty acids and lots of high quality protein. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is very good for healthy skin and hair. Furthermore they are very rich in magnesium. Magnesium is necessary for healthy bones and energy production.
I add different spices to the fried nut and seed mix. A great combination is vanilla and cinnamon. Take care the cinnamon don’t gets to dominant to taste also the vanilla flavor. Oh I love vanilla. I add vanilla nearly to every breakfast I eat.
Caramalized apple crunch with yoghurt, I try to mix up my fruit diet within the week to get the different nutrients of the different fruits. I often use bananas in smoothies so I need to change the fruit when I make my porridge or chia pudding. For these bowls I often use apples. Fried apples are really one of the best fruits in the world. They taste so much different to a fresh apple. When they get more soft the taste change to another level of sweetness.
Apples contains antioxidants and such a big volume of vitamin C. I mixe up fresh apples and fried one in this apple crunch because they have different textures in your mouth. A really lovely taste adventure you need to try for sure!
Caramalized apple crunch with yoghurt
2 small apples (or 1 big)
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp sunflower seeds
3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground vanilla
pinch of salt
fresh fruits (grapes)
- Chop the apple/s in small cubes and share in two portions.
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat and fry half of the apples, nuts and seeds over medium heat in a pan for 5-7 minutes until the apples are soft and the nuts / seeds get golden. Take care of burning!
- Add honey, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and let simmer for 1 more minutes. Serve with yoghurt and fresh fruits.