Crock-Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding

Crock-Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding #paleo #grainfree #vegan

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.

Crock-Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding #paleo #grainfree #vegan

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.

Dear Grains,

I don’t miss you.



Crock-Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding #paleo #grainfree #vegan


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Crock-Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free
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Serves: 6
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!
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoon arrowroot powder *see note
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch himalayan rock salt
  • 5 large apples, sliced – do not peel!
Cinnamon Crunch Topping
  1. Mix milk, water, maple syrup, chia, arrowroot, cinnamon and salt at the bottom of your 3 quart Crock-Pot.
  2. Layer sliced apples over top and do not combine.
  3. 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).
  4. Turn off heat, unplug, and let sit, covered, for one hour.
  5. Top with raisins and walnuts and enjoy!
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.


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Crock-Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding #paleo #grainfree #vegan

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?

Struggling to lose weight


  1. Just wanted to chime in. I made this yesterday, the slow method in the crock pot — wow it’s delicious! Will definitely keep in my rotation.

    I am doing modified GAPS to help heal some gut inflammation. Anything yummy to replace grain-based meals (esp breakfast) is always welcome.

    I will add more salt next time as I like lots of salt/savory flavors. I keep plenty of activated nuts on hand (soaked & dried) and I crumbled pecans on top, plus raisins & cinnamon. Nice!

    If other users try different fruit combos, I would like to hear about it. Thanks.

    • Wow, sounds delicious! Glad you liked it :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anyone successful with cooking this in an Instant Pot using the pressure steam method and can give times and settings? Hoping there would be a good way to make this faster.

  3. I really want to try making this one, but don’t have a crock pot. Any idea how I could do it in the oven, maybe? Or stove top?

  4. I have this in the crock pot right now! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! I added some pumpkin and molasses for some extra fall flavor, iron and fiber…already smells divine!! :D

    • Ohhh I haven’t! I can’t wait to hear how you do it, what you think!