I often lay in bed at night scrolling through recipes on my iPhone’s foodgawker app. I know, I know; screen time before bed negatively affects your quality of sleep. In fact, I’ve even written about that before on Boston Magazine’s Hub Health blog in, “Bedtime yoga flow.” Ninety percent of the time I practice what I preach, unless I’m a little hungry and already thinking about breakfast.
Anyways… While scrolling though my foodgawker feed last week, I found a recipe for a breakfast crumble. The recipe called for butter and brown sugar, however added fat and sugar are two things I try to avoid when possible (esp. when cooking for myself). Banana and stevia stepped up to the plate when I called for replacements and the outcome was delicious!
To replace the flour, I used a scoop of vanilla protein powder. If you don’t have any, just two tablespoons of all-purpose, whole wheat or gluten-free flour.
Breakfast Blueberry Crumble
1 c frozen berries
1 tsp flaxseed
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1/4 c oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 mashed banana
4 drops liquid stevia/sprinkle of powdered stevia
- In your serving bowl, microwave berries for 3o seconds. Stir in flaxseed and cinnamon, microwaving for another 30 seconds.
- In a separate bowl, mash banana then add oats, protein powder, stevia and cinnamon. Combine well, forming your crumble.
- Top berries with your crumble and microwave for 45 seconds, + 30 more if needed.
- Add your favorite toppings, i.e. almonds, dollop of Greek yogurt, more berries,etc., and enjoy!
Simple, quick, easy, healthy.