Saturday, February 19, 2011

apple granola crumble for a quick breakfast.....



 This is the kind of breakfast when you are craving for a good apple pie and want it quick and healthy. It will be great if you have some kind of granola mix handy but do not worry even if you have to start from scratch.

I used rolled oats here and toasted them in the microwave till they become crunchy and pink . While microwaving the oats , take care to stir them after every 30 seconds , a cup of rolled oats should take about six rounds in the microwave 30 seconds every time...

Add chopped almonds, raisins and a little flax seed meal to the toasted rolled oats and microwave once again so that the almonds get aromatic too . Toasted almond flakes will be good if you have them. Sometimes i make this mixture and add some brown sugar to this and keep it in an airtight container . My simple granola mix with everyday ingredients. It is very convenient to have it topped on a nice fruit salad , for snacking or for a breakfast.

Now if you have the oats granola mix ready and a few apples in your fruit basket get going for a fancy breakfast or any time snack or meal....

Chop the apples and heat butter in a pan , be generous with butter if you wish . Let the butter brown a bit on low flame , add the apple cubes , increase the flame and saute them just so they become mushy at the corners . Add cinnamon powder , chopped chocolate or chocolate chips and take the pan off heat . Toss everything to get coated , add the granola mix and some honey to coat the mixture if you wish and serve warm.........

This is such a versatile recipe that you can have it even without sugar , or even honey .... the naturally sweet raisins and apples will be enough if you like it mild. you can keep the textures mushy or crunchy , adjust the quantity of chocolates , almonds or anything in it...the combination of these flavors is what works... you decide how much of what...the ingredients are typed in bold letters , i hope it will not be a deterrent for you to try this ...i know it is so tempting that anybody who likes these flavors will be in right at the moment...

Amazingly aromatic as the browned butter treats the apples very well and the cinnamon does complete justice to the soft apples and crunchy oats bits . A healthy mix of textures for that 'eating well' feeling , it's my personal feeling that a variety of textures in one dish give you more satisfaction for a meal.

I used a dark chocolate with orange  flavors , it was out of this world taste ...resulting in unexpected complements for this 'healthy' sounding dish....... What more...you can even dress it up like a dessert...can you imagine a dollop of whipped cream on top...?


With milk and some boiled eggs , this is a common breakfast for us whenever the tug of war between sweet or savory breakfast is given a break .... do you know that i like savory and the husband likes sweet breakfast .... if you are a regular reader of this blog.......... this is one of the few breakfast when the tug of war is given a rest...

What do you like for your breakfasts .... ?

I will be posting  more breakfast recipes as i have many requests for them . also there will be a series of broccoli recipes too as three of my friends want them here :)

20 comments:

  1. looks yummmm...love apple curmble.. great breakfast..

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  2. great breakfast.. love it.. looks yummm..

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  3. I like homemade granola! Fresh and delicious.

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  4. Aree yaar first pic is so tempting....I love the crunch of granola, with apple i'm sure it'll be totally perfect for breakfast.... haven't made any after moving to new apartment....need to make some...

    don't ask me for breakfast...given a chance I love to eat pranthas, chole bhatura, samosas, pizza...& my fav. leftover from dinner with plain prantha....after all breakfast is the most imp. meal of the day....lol...but with kids my wishes are not granted everyday....

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  5. lovely and tempting... :) Time to get some apples ;-) I can always have apples this way :-P

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  6. Oh my gosh, want a delicious looking breakfast! I've made sauteed apples as a topping for pancakes, but never thought of having them mixed with granola. Will be trying this very soon.

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  7. To me breakfast has to be Indian with all burst of flavours and textures to sustain me through the day.So i love poha, puri,idli ,dosa,upma,anything.
    YOur recipe would be just what I want around fourish in the afternoon!!

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  8. Sangeeta...it looks yummy.....hey pls post few low card n low fat b'fast recipe..pls....Am trying to loose wt. so need yr help

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  9. i always have apple pie cravings but dont like the crust (health-reasons and otherwise). this is the perfect recipe for me!

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  10. It actually made a great dessert , I served it with vanilla ice cream- even though it took away the healthy aspect of the dish, it tasted great.

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  11. Yes Joylife...it is great as a dessert .... we love it with fresh malai too.

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  12. I just recently came across your blog and I must admit that I love the plethora of recipes that you have here! :) Please continue posting your wonderful recipes. Thanks! :)

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  13. My daughter wouldn't even touch apples these days, she is so totally apples now... I think I can tempt her into eating this looks very interesting indeed

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    1. It looks yummy....can u suggest other option for oats as i am allergic to wheat......

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    2. Sanju you can use dry roasted poha instead. Or may be roasted jowar or bajra that is available in the markets these days.

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  14. Wow that is such a great flavor combination,apples,cinammon,honey. What other fruits can be added to it inplace of apples?

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    1. I wouldn't change this cinnamon, chocolate and honey combination or any other fruit personally, but you might like it with peaches to. Or may be bananas.

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