A breakfast that tastes like dessert – yes please! Especially when it’s on the vibe of apple crumble and custard – using oats, cinnamon, apples and the best kind of dairy-free custard alternative from Nature’s Charm. This recipe can be made ahead (even make a bigger batch for the whole week!), you could add extras like berries, pears, raisins… Whatever you fancy! [Paid ad in collaboration with Nature’s Charm.]


For the oats –

  • 100g oats
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed or chia seeds
  • 300ml oat milk
  • 1 x can Nature’s Charm coconut custard (chilled or room temperature)

For the apples –

  • 2 eating apples, diced
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar 
  • Flaked almonds, to decorate

Make it! 

  1. Mix together the oats, sweetener, vanilla, flaxseed/chia seeds and milk in a bowl. Leave to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and add the diced apples. After a few minutes of cooking on a medium-high heat (stirring frequently), add the cinnamon and sugar and cook for a further few minutes until softened, then set aside.
  3. When you’re ready to serve, divide the oats mixture between two glass dishes. Add a layer of custard (a few generous spoonfuls) then some of the apples. Repeat again with the oats to use them up, then bustard, then apples and finish with a sprinkling of flaked almonds. Enjoy! (Can be prepped and chilled in the fridge for up to 4 hours before eating.)