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Apple-Berry Breakfast Crumble

This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It can be a bit on the tart side. If you prefer sweeter, which I do, I add a tablespoon of maple syrup to the topping and another tablespoon to the fruit base; I think that creates the perfect blend of sweet and tart. 

3 medium red apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. oat flour
4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. regular or sodium-free baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. almond butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl combine apples, berries, 2 Tbsp. of the oat flour, and 2 Tbsp. of the maple syrup. Gently toss to mix. Transfer mixture to a 2-qt. baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake 20 minutes.


Meanwhile, for topping, in a small bowl combine the remaining 1 cup oat flour, the rolled oats, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the remaining 2 Tbsp. maple syrup and the almond butter. Do not overmix; texture should be moist and lumpy.


Drop bits of topping over baked fruit. Bake about 30 minutes more or until topping is lightly browned. Serve warm.

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

I love this recipe and make it quite often.  I include hemp hearts and avocado as well; however, I forego the egg.  You can include anything you feel would be a good addition; play around and experiment with what sounds good to you.  

Overnight Cinnamon Oats

1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 tablespoons flaxseeds
2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter (or any nut butter)
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener (optional)
1-1/2 cups unsweetened plant-based milk (such as soy, almond, oat, cashew)
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup blueberries, sliced strawberries, or any fruit of choice

Combine oats, cinnamon, flaxseeds, sunflower seed butter, hemp seeds, and monk fruit sweetener, if using, in an airtight container (a mason jar works well). Slowly add the milk, stirring. Cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight. 

When ready to serve, stir the oats and add more plant milk, if needed. Top with the sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts, and berries or other fruits.

Recipe Note: explore different flavors by adding other spices such as nutmeg, cardamom, or a pinch of saffron. Add a tablespoon of cacao to the mixture before soaking for a chocolate flavor.

Sherzai, D., MD, PhD & Sherzai, A., MD, MAS (2021). The 30-day alzheimer's solution the definitive food and lifestyle guide to preventing cognitive decline (1st ed.) HarperCollins Publishers

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