This breakfast crumble with berries and crunchy oat topping is cozy, satisfying, and makes a fun healthy breakfast. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and protein, this is sure to make it’s way into your breakfast rotation! Not a fan of berries? Use apples for a healthy breakfast apple crisp! This is great for vegan and gluten free diets!

A bite out of a berry breakfast crumble.

I am a suckerrrrr for a fruit crisp or anything involving a good oatmeal crumble. Apple and berry crisps are some of my all time favorite desserts. So, why not make them a little healthier so we can have it for breakfast 😉

You can make these in small ramekins or oven-safe bowls. I recently got these adorable ramekins on amazon and can’t stop thinking of all the things to make in them!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • SUPER easy to make! Only takes a few minutes!
  • This is a single serve breakfast option but can be tripled or quadrupled for larger groups/servings!
  • Is balanced with healthy fats, fiber, and protein, and energizing carbohydrates.
  • Tastes like dessert while being lower in sugar.
  • Breakfast crumble also makes a healthy snack or dessert.
  • Great for kids and toddlers! Also boyfriend approved 😉
  • It’s versatile, so you can use your favorite berries or fruit.

How to make healthy breakfast crumble

Ingredients

  • Oats: I like to use organic sprouted gluten free old fashioned rolled oats. This is my favorite brand.
  • Almond butter: You can also use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option or cashew butter. Peanut butter also works but I feel like it turns out better flavor and texture wise with almond!
  • Chopped almonds or pecans: You can also use chopped cashews or walnuts.
  • Protein powder: I like to use vanilla protein powder. I love Ritual protein. Their flavor is great and it causes no bloating! (Code: danishealthyeats25 for 25% off!) I also love Macro Mike powders because it adds flavor and sweetness without any junk ingredients or added sugars! You can use my code “amb-dani” for a discount!
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Milk: I use cashew milk but you can use whatever you have on hand!
  • Pantry staples: Vanilla extract & sea salt
  • Frozen berries: You can also use fresh berries, however frozen berries are usually less expensive and I love being able to buy the bag of mixed berries for variety! Berries are some of the most nutrient dense foods we can consume, being packed with antioxidants & cancer fighting properties while being high in fiber as well!
  • Chia seeds
A berry breakfast crumble/crisp.

Equipment

  • Small ramekin or oven-save dish (I linked my favorites! They’re so cute too!)

steps to make breakfast crumble

  • Make the crumble: Mix everything together in a small bowl. I like to use my hands to really get in there to rub the ingredients together to form the crumble.
  • Assemble the crumble: Add the fresh or frozen berries to your ramekin. Sprinkle over the chia seeds. Then top with the crumble.
  • Bake and serve straight away!

Serving suggestions

  • I like to top my breakfast crumble with yogurt! Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt both work great!
  • Add a little fresh whipped coconut cream.
  • Sprinkle over a few chocolate chips!

fAQ’s

  • Are fresh or frozen berries better? I like to use frozen berries because they are usually inexpensive compared to fresh berries. I buy a bag of frozen mixed berries because I love the variety!
  • Sweetener recommendations: If you want to make this sugar free, you can use monk fruit rather than maple syrup. However, maple syrup adds liquid to the crumble so it’ll turn out dry with monk fruit. I’d recommend adding 1 teaspoon of melted coconut oil and an extra tablespoon or so of milk. You won’t want the crumble to be sticky, though so start slow.
  • Can this breakfast crumble be made ahead of time? Unfortunately, this is best served right away. You can prep it ahead of time and bake when you’re ready to eat. Or you can bake it ahead of time and reheat prior to eating but the topping wont be as crunchy.
  • Can I make this as a larger batch in a pan? Yes! Just triple or quadruple the recipes to fit your pan and bake the same way!

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Breakfast Crumble

This breakfast crumble with berries and crunchy oat topping is cozy, satisfying, and makes a fun healthy breakfast. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and protein, this is sure to make it's way into your breakfast rotation!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

Oatmeal crumble

  • 1/3 cup Organic old fashioned oats
  • 3 tbsp of your favorite vanilla protein powder *I use plant based protein. See notes.
  • a sprinkle of chopped pecans or other nut *use however much you'd like!
  • 2 tbsp almond butter **See notes for subs
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2-4 tbsp milk, of choice, as needed
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract & pinch of sea salt

Berries

  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen berries *I like to use frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Topping

  • 1/3 cup or so of coconut yogurt or greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together all of the crumble ingredients. I get in there with my hands to really rub all the ingredients together. You do NOT want the crumble to be wet or sticky, but if it's incredibly dry, add an extra tbsp of milk.
  • Note: If you taste your crumble and want it sweeter, you can add 1/2-1 tbsp monk fruit or coconut sugar.
  • Add the berries to the bottom of the ramekin. Sprinkle over the chia seeds. You can toss it all together! Then top with the crumble.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crumble is all golden and toasty. Remove from the oven. Top with coconut yogurt or greek yogurt and enjoy!

Notes

*I have only used plant-based pea proteins for this recipe. I think other whey and bone broth proteins should also work but you may need to adjust the amount of milk used (it may not need as much!)
**You can try subbing a tbsp melted coconut oil for the nut butter, however you may need to add an extra tbsp of milk if your mixture is overly dry!
You don’t want the texture of the crumble to be wet/sticky, but you don’t want it to be dry either. It should hold together a little!
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