It’s apple season. We got apples coming out of our whatsitz. Apple crumble, apple sauce and freezing apples for later are all on the schedule. For me though, nothing beats a freshly cooked apple for breakfast. By ‘breakfast’, those who know me know that’s more likely a lunch substitute at about 10am.
Coffee first at 7am. Everyone has their vice, and mine is caffeine. Days without my man making our morning brew are… ‘depresso’.
By mid-morning though, I’m ready for something fresh, substantial, home-made, toasty and FAST. Apples, muesli and yogurt is all that. So, enough chat, here it is.
The muesli is our own ‘bits n pieces’ mix – about 2/3 rolled oats and 1/3 whatever we have left over. That includes boxed cereal crumbs (eg. weetbix), dried fruit, seeds, nuts – whatever we are using up – it all goes into the muesli tin. It is a great way to reduce food waste and makes a truly scrumptious breakfast. I also use this mix as the base for our apple crumble. 😉
- 1 whole apple organic, washed and cubed
- 1 spoon yogurt ours is home made Greek, see notes
- 1 serving muesli home made ‘bits n pieces’, see notes
- 1 tsp honey, or maple syrup, or vincotto… or skip this extra sweetness 🙂
- Put chopped apple with honey in a small pan on medium heat, with a spritz of water to speed things up if you like. Cook til just softened, but not mushy – about 5 min (if your apples are sweet already, then skip the sweetener).
- At the same time, measure out your chosen bowl serving size of meusli, put into a dry pan on low heat to toast. Watch it and stir/move so it doesn’t burn. When you can smell it and the seeds begin to ‘pop’, you are close – about 5 min.
- When muesli is ready, pour into a bowl, and swish the hot pan with water. It’ll be clean and dry in no time as there were no oils – easy clean-up. Winner. The apple n honey pan is a quick swish too if not overcooked. Winner again!
- A lovely big dollop of yogurt on top (even more if you have teenagers – haha).
- Apples can be replaced with just about any fruit in season. We have this easy breakfast with peach, pear, plums, berries – whatever is in a glut.
- Muesli we use our own ‘bits n pieces’ mix. It is the same mix I use to make apple crumble. Super easy and yum.
- Yogurt can be any flavour, but we think Greek or natural is best. The Thermomix Basic Green book recipe for yogurt – the pot set variation – is our favourite.