Shortly after I started food journaling, I learned that my body does much better on fats and proteins than carbohydrates like grains and legumes.
After making this realization, I was introduced; err more like fell, into a primal/paleo eating style.
4 days into it, I began missing big warm bowls of oatmeal.
8 days into it, I created big warm bowls of breakfast pudding.
8.25 days into it, I realized I’d never miss my oatmeal again.
Is it okay if I say that I like this pudding more than oatmeal?
No sugar crash, pure energy, no sore belly, happy intestines, it’s just better.
If you love warm, easy breakfasts, you’re going to love this!
If that’s not enough, it freezes just as well as my any Crock-Pot oatmeal would, and it’s higher in fiber.
I don’t miss you.
Crock-Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding
Vegan [option], Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free
I just love this pudding and it’s crunchy cinnamon topping! It’s like having your breakfast oats, but without the heaviness of grains. Serve as a warm breakfast with a sprinkle of nuts or seeds a couple pieces of dried fruit, and a tall glass of almond milk!
Yield: 6 cups
- 1 cup non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened almond milk
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp raw honey (optional) *see note
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder *see note
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch Himalayan rock salt
- 5 large apples, sliced – do not peel!
Cinnamon Crunch Topping
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup palm sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Mix milk, water, honey, chia, arrowroot, cinnamon and salt at the bottom of your 3 quart Crock-Pot.
- Layer sliced apples over top and do not combine.
- Mix the crumble topping together in a large bowl. Using your hands, spread it over top of the apples. Cook on low for 4 hours, or high for 2 hours (I like the results of the lower setting, but either one works).
- Turn off heat, unplug, and let sit, covered, for one hour.
- Top with raisins and walnuts and enjoy!
note: replace honey with maple syrup or omit to make vegan
note2: if you don’t have arrowroot, no problem. I used it to thicken the pudding slightly so you could also probably use corn starch (non-paleo), potato starch (non-paleo), or tapioca starch.
Try adding your favorite protein powder to the mix to increase the protein content if required.
I wish I could just bottle this stuff up and take it on vacation with us! Alas, I’ll have to throw the leftovers in the freezer for when we get back.
Just 2 more days until we whisk away to the Dominican and I haven’t even thought about what I’m going to pack. There’s always tomorrow, right?
Do you prepare for trips days or weeks in advance or are you a last minute preparer?