Say ‘good morning’ with this exclusive recipe! We’re unlocking the doors to a few of our favourite Fraîche Table meal plan recipes this week! First up: Strawberry Breakfast Crisp. Not only is it super easy to make, it’s also super versatile with vegan and gluten free options, and is the perfect insanely delicious breakfast for any season of the year.
Why is Breakfast Important?
Breakfast is arguably one of the most important meals of the day, and is a meal that frequently gets skipped. Most often that’s because we don’t have enough time on our hands, which is why prepping breakfast ahead is one of the best habits to get into! Whether it’s a simple hard boiled egg with toast or this Strawberry Breakfast Crisp, your future self will thank you for setting your mornings up for success.
Eating breakfast helps you perform your best and supplies your body with nutrients to fuel your day. Breakfast can also help reduce your desire to snack throughout the day and may lead to better eating habits and an improved relationship with food. Note that you don’t need to bounce out of bed and eat if that’s not your thing. Some people don’t enjoy eating first thing in the morning and that’s ok. Just make sure that the first thing you do eat is a healthy choice!
What Makes a Good Breakfast?
Ideally, choose a breakfast that includes a mix of complex carbohydrates (not highly refined), healthy fats, fibre, and protein. This combination helps keep you full, energized and ready to take on the day! For example, in this Strawberry Breakfast Crisp the oats, whole wheat flour and fruit provide a source of complex carbohydrates and fibre, and serving it with Greek yogurt provides you with extra protein and a bit of fat. To add some extra nutrients into this breakfast you could also add chia seeds or hemp hearts into the crumble.
What is Fraîche Table?
Fraîche Table is a dietitian-designed meal plan tool that is designed to save you time and money. Interested? We’ve taken all the heavy lifting out of meal planning for you and have created over 25 weeks of meal plans to date, with new weeks being added every month! You can choose breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for your family or just stick to having just dinners planned out. Need only 1 or 2 lunches this week? That’s where our recipe bank comes in. With over 1,300 wholesome recipes available to you you’re sure to find a recipe you and your family will love!
We offer regular, vegan, and gluten free plans for 2 or 4 people. Have someone in your life who’s gluten free while the rest of the family eats wheat? In every recipe you’ll find a plant-based, nut free (if applicable), and gluten free options to make it easier to cook for a crowd with mixed needs.
What Makes Fraîche Table Different?
What makes Fraîche Table so special is that we’ve taken care of the decision making for you! Decision fatigue is REAL, and often at the end of the day the last question you want to hear asked is “what’s for dinner”? And unlike other meal planning solutions, your breakfasts and lunches are planned for you too so that you know you have a healthy meal always ready to go – no more expensive takeout or skipping meals!
We are on a mission to help reduce food waste. With streamlined grocery lists available, it means fewer trips to the store and no food thrown out at the end of the week. That package of spring mix will actually have a purpose. And with less waste, you save yourself money.
Our Favourite Weekday Breakfasts
This Strawberry Breakfast Crisp is definitely one of our favourite breakfasts from Fraîche Table (and one of yours!), so we thought it was about time we shared it with everyone. If you like this recipe, you’ll LOVE the recipe bank. Some other favourites include this Immune Boosting Smoothie, Baked Egg Cups, Blackberry Oatmeal Bars, and this Morning Saver Breakfast Casserole. You can get a 10-day free trial to try these all out by signing up at www.fraichetable.com.
Strawberry Breakfast Crisp
Strawberry Breakfast Crisp
Not only is this breakfast crisp absolutely delicious, but it's the perfect make ahead breakfast for those extra busy weeks! Make it on Sunday and serve it all week long topped with a little bit of yogurt. Plus you can use any fruit you like making it oh so versatile!
- 1 1/2 cups large flake oats
- 1/2 cup flour (whole wheat, oat, or all-purpose)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/3 cup melted butter or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups frozen sliced strawberries
- Greek yogurt, to serve
Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a 9×9” baking dish or a dish of similar size.
In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, cinnamon, melted butter or oil, maple syrup, and salt to create the topping.
Place the strawberries in the prepared baking dish and mix with ¼ cup of the topping, stirring to combine.
Top the strawberries with the remaining topping and bake for around 1 hour, until the oats are golden brown and the strawberries bubble at the edges. Once cool, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve warm or cold with a dollop of your favourite yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.
*Use vegan butter or coconut oil and serve with a plant-based yogurt to make this recipe plant-based.
*Ensure your oats are gluten free and use a gluten free flour to make this recipe gluten free.
What are “large flake oats”? Oatmeal? I’ve never heard of this term.
Tori Wesszer says
Hi Lois, they are also known as Old Fashioned Oats – yes, oatmeal!
Can you use fresh strawberries or is it best to use frozen?
Tori Wesszer says
Hi Sarah yes you can use fresh!
Do you thaw the strawberries first?
Tori Wesszer says
Hi Jordan, no I don’t thaw them first.
Melanie Z says
I made this for Christmas morning breakfast and followed the recipe exactly as written, and did not thaw the frozen strawberries before baking.
It turned out incredible and was SO tasty and hearty! Everyone loved it and I served it with vanilla yogurt on the side that each person topped the crisp with. This is a definite make
again and perfect for Christmas breakfast with the gorgeous red colour!