Because we’re adults and we can eat dessert for breakfast if we want to.
Lucky Charms, Pop Tarts, and blueberry bagels with butter and cinnamon sugar. Those were three of my favorite breakfasts as a child. See what these things have in common? I might have had a wee bit of a sweet tooth first thing in the morning.
Well, okay, I still do. But these days, I try to be a little more of a “grown-up” about meals – even though it’s pretty well known that I’m just a kid at heart! I usually aim to eat foods that have more bang for my buck… or nutrients for my calories… now that I know that the value of a food does not, in fact, lie only in its level of tastiness.
Yet, where would we be without tastiness? That’s like saying “we can do without frivolous things like happiness.” No! That’s why tastiness is as important as healthiness on my blog. We just gotta find the right balance.
This brings me to peach cobbler. Fruit plus a crumbly topping makes a delicious dessert. Sounds tasty, and it even has healthy peaches in it. Kinda like breakfast ingredients… so why don’t we eat it for breakfast? Hmm, maybe it’s a little too much like a kid breakfast.
Maybe that’s why. It’s got all that sugary stuff mixed with the peaches. And what’s even in the crumble on top? White flour? Butter?? Might as well make for that bagel…
Wait, wait – we can turn this around! Peaches have sugar in them, right? So we don’t need more sugar! And anyone got some granola lying around? Like, the healthy granola – one with whole grains, nuts, seeds, and lower sugar? Have 2 minutes and a microwave?
Kay, we got this.
Peach Cobbler for Breakfast
1 large yellow peach
Ground cinnamon, allspice, and ginger
¼ c. higher protein granola (I have been getting Nature’s Path Granola from Costco)
Let this blow your mind:
Chop up the peach. Place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1:40 to 2 minutes on high.
Mix the softened peach with the spices. Transfer to a pretty glass bowl and top with granola.
Now you have a meal complete with healthy carbs, fats, and protein! Sometimes I even mix the peaches with a little Greek yogurt if I'm in the mood for a creamy version, or if I’m hungrier.
Ready to ditch the blueberry bagels and have a grown up breakfast? Peach cobbler is what us mature folks eat.