Last week I took on a new domestic mission: in the quest to
delegatebreakfasttosomebodyelse, er, ahh . . . um . . . teach my youngest, little Mack, some valuable bachelor skills, and some even more valuable serving-your-family-without-grumbling skills, I decided that it would be a worthy goal to come up with around twenty or so breakfasts that were tasty, nutritious, and (of course) easy-peasy to make, in fact so easy that any 8-year-old (mine, specifically) could make them.
We’re busy people, after all, and I know that you are, too, but we know that breakfast is pretty doggone important. Coming up with a number of good, quick, yet nutritionally dense breakfasts (so cold cereal or poptarts will not be make the list) seems like a worthy mission to me!
First, we made crispy fried eggs on toast last week, which was delicious and quick, and incorporates coconut oil into our day first thing, which is a winner in my book. And this week, we’re taking a page from my daughter-in-law Sonia’s book and throwing together a fabulous pairing of granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit. Sound easy and good? Oh, just wait!
When we were on our vacation out east, and we got up early one morning to take a day trip to Niagara Falls. Now I must just mention that I’m SO, so blessed by the lovely young ladies that my two sons have fallen in love with (and, happily, married!). They’re so much smarter, more generous, sweeter, and everything good, than I was as a young bride and young mother. And they are both so talented, too! I scored big in the Daughters-in-Law Department, Gentle Readers.
So it’s early morning at Sonia and Andrew’s house, and Sonia has laid out a simple yet amazing breakfast: Greek yogurt, homemade granola, and honey for drizzling and cinnamon for sprinkling. Oh, and a bit of milk, too. And fresh fruit.
That was it. So simple. And it was so delicious. So delicious, in fact, that for the remaining days that we were there, I craved it. Whenever there was a plausible excuse for pulling it out, I did. Breakfast? I think I’ll just have some of that yogurt and granola . . . Anybody want a snack? That, um, yogurt and granola combo might just hit the spot . . . Peckish at bedtime? Goodness, just a small bowl of granola and yogurt sounds tasty . . .
You get the idea. I hope you’re intrigued now, because this makes a perfect 5 Minute Breakfast.
Here’s how to make it:
You’ll have to pull together a few ingredients the night before:
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Your favorite granola (You can buy it, of course, or you could make The Best Granola on the Planet, with my recipe here.)
- Raw honey
- Fresh fruit of your choice (chopped apples are good, so are grapes, as shown)
- Milk (optional)
Here’s all you do: Choose an attractive bowl (and your favorite spoon!) into which you’ll dish up a good dollop of yogurt, over which you’ll sprinkle a generous handful of granola, over which you’ll drizzle just enough honey and cinnamon to suit you. A dribble or two of milk makes it even creamier, and I do recommend it. Then toss in some fresh fruit and ta-daa! You’ve just made yourself a true breakfast of champions!
Well done, you!
Here are more 5-Minute Breakfast Missions, just for you. ‘Cause I love ya. And I think you’re terrific and deserve something good to munch on in the morning, too.
- My 11 Very Favorite Heirloom Tomato Varieties (this year!)
- My favorite pastry recipe & a hand-turned French rolling pin GIVEAWAY!