Breakfast of champions
I am trying to move away from boxed cereals for breakfast in the morning. I'd rather eat something that I know I've made with fresh ingredients. I started doing this a month or so ago, then lapsed into old habits... but today, I got back on track. This concoction is sweet potato with butter, two eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and cranberries with a crumble topping made with flour, brown sugar, walnuts and almonds. Now all I have to do is store it in the fridge (this should last me a week) and in the morning I'll scoop a few spoonfuls and top it with homemade yogurt (a friend makes her own yogurt so it's not full of the junk store-bought yogurt contains). So I'm back to eating a wholesome breakfast full of good, healthy, nutritious ingredients.
Our elderberries are ripe, ready for picking, and Kevin is doing more research on how we can use them. They, too, are incredibly healthy (as long as we don't eat them raw... they contain a chemical similar to cyanide and must be cooked before ingesting... we learned that last year). I'm looking into making kambucha tea with ginger and elderberry. I'll keep you posted on how it turns out!
3/25/2014 09:41:42 am
Hi Anne - this looks absolutely delicious. Would you be willing to share your recipe please?
3/25/2014 11:19:02 am
I don't follow recipes very well, I'm kind of a 'intuitive' type cook. BUT, this is what I did: approximately 5 large sweet potatoes. Peeled, cooked in pressure cooker for 7 minutes (or however you cook your potatoes until soft). I used a hand mixer to blend the sweet potatoes with the two eggs, a few squirts of vanilla extract (maybe a tablespoon worth?), a dash or two of ground cinnamon (to taste), a dash of salt, and if you like it a bit sweeter, you might want to add a tablespoon or two of raw honey (or sugar, whatever you prefer) then mix into the mixture some dried cranberries (experiment, I think I might add fresh mango next time). The crumble topping is simply (more or less) 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 of flour and a few tablespoon of butter. Mix with your fingers to get a crumbly consistency. Then add one heaping handful of broken walnuts and one heaping handful of almond slivers. Bake at 325°F for 30 minutes. That's it. Hope this helps and works for you. Like I said, I kind of wing it most of the time.
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