For some of us, the need for a chocolate based cereal disappears as we grow up and realise it may not be the most nutritious choice. For others, like me, this inherent desire never evaporates and the more chocolate options I have in the morning, the better. This granola satisfies all the cravings I have and even stops me going for actual chocolate in the afternoons where it’s a hand in the cookie jar situation. The original recipe is from My New Roots – i’ve just adjusted a little as I like more buckwheat than oats and I had almonds on hand.
Add the above granola to a sweetened plum compote and you have a bowl of heaven that can be finished with a dollop of yogurt (i’m thinking greek or coconut) or even just a couple of glugs of milk. Organic whole has been my choice most mornings this week but almond would be great too. The fibres in the plum thicken the milk to a syrupy consistency and make it feel oh so indulgent. Apart from that I don’t think I need to explain why the plums are there. Did you see them up there, bright red, telling you just how sweet they are? Take another look…
Start planning your weekend now, you’re having toast for breakfast.
Not any Wednesday ‘peanut butter with a banana folded in because you’re late for the bus’ toast but real Sunday brunch toast, Totally worth sharing, but better curled up in bed, on your own, whilst rewarding yourself with some Netflix after making such a delicious, super wholesome breakfast!
The toasts are super simple, probably helped by the fact the bread is from The Midnight Baker. I’m a bit late on the wagon here and but have wanting to try her bread for ages! It’s been worth the wait, it’s so good and has kept me going all week! I went for the natural Freedom Loaf, it’s free from wheat, dairy, refined sugar, yeast and eggs. It is so filling too, two little slices are enough for a big snack or with toppings for lunch. In this case we went for four, because it’s ok to indulge sometimes, especially when you’re actually being really good!
I know you really want to know what’s on top of these delicious morning morsels, so i’ll just tell you, like a bandaid, super fast.
First course, savoury, creamy organic avocado with a coriander salsa.
Second course, sweet, banana, almonds, Ceres Cacao Almond Crush and Noble Tonic 02 maple syrup (which I tried at Taste and fell in love with!).
I love food – making it, and eating it, looking at it – I hope you all (the 3 of you, tops, that are here) enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed making it. Finally doing it and not just saying I’m going to!
The word love is going to be just all over this post, we’re talking about breakfast so that seems natural. Specifically we’re talking about a beautiful seed, nut and grain granola that is super customisable. We also have some Raglan Coconut Yogurt – it’s my favourite coconut yogurt; plus the star of the show, orange roasted rhubarb – I know, stop!