Temperatures are dropping, and that ‘Autumn feeling’ is definitely in the air!
When the seasons change, we benefit from making some changes to our diet and lifestyle too, in order to support our physical, mental and emotional health. When we eat seasonally, we give ourselves the right nutrients at the right time, which contributes to a healthy gut, strong immune system, improved digestion, and enables us to maintain optimal levels of vitamins and minerals throughout the year.
As the weather gets colder, we also benefit from focusing on foods that warm us from the inside, and help cultivate a strong digestive fire – known as ‘Agni’ in the Ayurvedic texts. Instead of sipping cold smoothies or eating fruit salads, Autumn is the season for warm, easy-to-digest foods like overnight oats, stewed fruits, or this simple breakfast crumble recipe.
To make your crumble super seasonal, choose local apples and berries, or look for fruits from the UK in your local farm shop or market. If you still have plenty of blackberries in your local area, this is one of the last chances you’ll get to forage them, so make the most of them in this recipe!
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 handful berries
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp ground almonds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C
- Add the chopped apple, spices and water to a small over-proof dish
- Bake for around 10-15 minutes until the apples are soft
- Meanwhile, use your hands to mix and ‘rub’ together the rest of the ingredients to create the crumble topping. Feel free to add extras here like pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts, or shredded coconut.
- Remove the apples from the oven and top with the crumble mixture. Place back in the oven and bake for a further 15-20 minutes, or until the top is gently browned.
- Serve warm with natural yoghurt, or if you’re serving this as a dessert, try pairing it with my 100% healthy, nutrient-dense ice cream recipe HERE!