This prep ahead healthy baked breakfast apple crisp is perfect for busy mornings. As a bonus, it is packed with nourishing foods like apple, chia and Activia probiotic yogurt.
How can you not have a good day when you get to start it with dessert for breakfast!? This simple baked apple crisp is the perfect prep-ahead breakfast and also happens to be packed with some awesome gut-healthy foods!
As a dietitian, I’m always looking for ways to weave in more nutrition without sacrificing the flavour of the dish. One thing that is hard to argue is how much better I feel when my digestion is supported and running smoothly.
Forget the detoxes and cleanses, there are so many ways to help support your body from the inside out. Paying attention and taking care of our digestive health is one thing amongst many others! And luckily, here it comes in the form of a delicious apple breakfast crisp!
What You Need to Make Breakfast Apple Crisp
- Lemon Juice
- Chia Seeds
- Almond Flour
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut Oil
- Activia Chia Probiotic Yogurt
As I mentioned, this is the perfect recipe to prep ahead! It keeps well in the fridge and can just be dished up as needed on busy mornings.
How to Store Baked Apple Crisp
Fridge: Stores up to 5 days in the fridge.
Option 1: Let it cool once out of the oven and store right in the baking dish. Just cover with some sort of wrap (I prefer beeswax wraps or reusable silicone covers to be more eco friendly, but plastic wrap or tinfoil will also work!)
Option 2: Store in a large airtight container or store in individual portions for a quick grab and go option!
Freezer: This recipe also freezes well. Freeze crisp up to 3 months. Add yogurt when serving.
Option 1: Store in a large airtight container or individual portions as noted above for fridge storage.
Options 2: Wrap individual portions loosely in parchment paper so they don’t stick . Store in large reusable ziploc-style storage bags.
How to Reheat Baked Apple Crisp
- Oven or Toaster Oven: Run through a couple of “toast” cycles in the toaster oven, or reheat at 350F-400F until heated through (10-15 mins)
- Microwave: cover baked apple crisp and microwave in 30 second intervals until it is warmed through.
Want to know more about the benefits of these ingredients?
We often hear about probiotics, the good bacteria that lives in our gut and help it thrive, but what are just as important are prebiotics.
Prebiotics are food for probiotics and are found in foods like apples, asparagus, garlic, onions and bananas.
So let’s talk about some of the health benefits of these ingredients!
- Great source of probiotics which can contribute to a healthy gut flora
- Source of Calcium for strong bones and teeth
- 4 g of protein per 100g serving
- Soluble fiber helps stabilize blood sugars and provide a feeling of satiety
- Also a source of calcium
- Omega 3 fatty acids for anti-inflammatory
- Prebiotics – some of the fiber in apples act as prebiotics and provide food to help the probiotic bacteria thrive
- Also high in soluble fiber
- B vitamins help our bodies turn the calories from food into usable energy
Other Prep Ahead Breakfasts You Might Enjoy!
- Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos
- One Bowl Breakfast Power Cookies
- 5 Minute Everyday Green Smoothie
I hope this delicious breakfast makes morning a bit more enjoyable! If you try it, make sure to tag me @lindsaypleskot on social so I can see! And if you loved it, make sure to leave a comment and star rating below! It truly makes my day seeing these recipes come to life in your kitchens!!Print
This prep ahead healthy baked breakfast apple crisp is perfect for busy mornings. As a bonus, it is packed with nourishing foods like apple, chia, and Activia Chia Probiotic Yogurt.
- 5 large apples (approx 2.5lbs), cut into bite size chunks
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (or 1/2 of a lemon)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinammon
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and apple pieces, lemon juice, chia seeds, and cinnamon right into the pan. Toss to coat evenly.
- In a medium size mixing bowl, combine oats, almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt. Use the back of a fork or your hands to mash the coconut oil into the mixture until it is evenly distributed and forms small clumps. Add mixture to apples and spread out evenly.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until apples are soft and bubbling and crisp is nice and golden!
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes before digging in, or let it cool completely and store in the fridge to be enjoyed for easy breakfasts!
- To serve, top with yogurt and enjoy!
- Sweetness: The apple crisp itself if very lightly sweetened. The yogurt adds a nice touch of sweetness but if you like it a bit sweeter, add 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup to the topping ingredients before mixing, or add an additional 1-2 Tbsp to the filling.
- Oats: use quick oats or rolled oats, not steel cut oats
- Almond flour: can be subbed for regular flour
- Coconut oil: can be replaced with butter or vegan butter
- Maple syrup: can replace sugar
- If you want to be extra, add some shredded coconut or chopped nuts to the crumble topping before baking!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: North American
Keywords: apple crisp, meal prep, meal prepping