Hey guys! I know I have been a bit silent lately, I’m really sorry for that! I will try my hardest to be better from now on. Can I make it up to you by sharing a recipe? This delicious apple pie is so easy and healthy, you can eat it for breakfast! And let me also tell you about some of the other cosy stuff I so enjoy about this time of the year.
So, starting with the apple pie. This recipe actually originates from a morning when I was almost out of supplies, and had to make something with what I did have. That is when this cute little apple pie came along. Trust me, it does not taste like leftovers!
Like most of my recipes, it serves one and it’s vegan. You’ll need a total of around 25 minutes to make it, of which 20 minutes are waiting for the pie to bake. During that time, you can do some chores around the house (like me, folding laundry and making a start on some writing), or just curl up on the sofa with a nice book. Either way, a lovely way to start the morning! (And yes, I know the pictures are terrible, I’m so sorry for that!)
Healthy Apple Pie for Breakfast (serves one)
What you will need:
- One (big) apple, I used one of the Elstar variety
- Three tablespoons of rolled oats
- One heaping tablespoon of flour, preferably whole wheat
- ¼ teaspoon of apple pie spices
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- One tablespoon of vegetable oil
- One tablespoon of maple syrup (or honey for non-vegans)
- One or two tablespoons of your favourite vegan milk
- Preheat the oven to 175° C (convection)
- Grease a small ramekin and set aside
- Wash and dice the apple and transfer to the ramekin. Add the apple pie spices and stir. (It’s okay if some of the oil you used for greasing mixes with the apples, it actually helps them bake nicely)
- Now make the crust by taking a separate bowl and mixing the rolled oats, flour, salt and baking powder. Then add the maple syrup and oil. Mix a bit.
- Carefully add one tablespoon of milk and stir thoroughly. If the dough still leaves dry flour and oats in the bowl, add a little bit of extra milk. You want the dough to stick together, but still be a bit crumbly.
- Finally, spread the dough on top of the apple, it’s okay if you have uneven clumps.
- Bake for twenty minutes.
Really, the apple pie is unexpectedly delicious for something so simple. But there is more nice and cosy stuff that I’d like to write about today. Did you see the green and the decorations in the background of the apple pie picture? It’s my Christmas tree! It’s so tiny and cute! But it is still a real, sturdy tree. Somehow my Christmas decorations only felt complete after I had gotten my tree. I wonder if I could keep it alive in my garden after the holidays, to use it again next year… It would just be too hard to part with my little tree.
With all these decorations, I have totally gotten into the Christmas spirit. It’s less than two weeks away now, yay! And I would know, as I have three Advent calendars. Yes, three. I know, it may be a bit silly, but by accident I ended up having three of them. Which is actually really nice, to be honest. This way I can open one door in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. You know, having a little moment of joy three times a day. I can totally get into that. Maybe I’d even recommend it to you.
And, in total Christmas spirit, I have started folding Christmas stars. It is amazing how easily you can transform ordinary bits of paper into the most beautiful decorations. But I’ll tell you more about those later this week.
For now, enjoy your delicious apple pie and have a great start of the week!