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Eat Dessert and Reap Health Benefits For Breakfast

 

A healthy dessert-like alternative for breakfastWith the Corona Virus in full swing and the state mandates to stay home, you may be scratching your head wondering what to eat for breakfast.  How about a healthy and nutritious parfait?  That is not an oxymoron.  I was in the mood for something different but nevertheless healthy.  I found myself having the desire to prepare a type of crumble like the one you find on top of your favorite cobbler recipe.  In place of regular white flour, I used almond flour, which, by the way, stays fresh longer by storing it in the freezer.  I also wanted some sort of protein, so I experimented by using 1/2 cup of tahini and 1/2 cup cashew butter.  Any nut butter will do.  I added some coconut sugar, some coconut oil and a variety of other things I had on hands such as dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and pecans.

After having mixed everything well, I spread it out on a baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper.  I baked it in a 350-degree oven for about 10-12 minutes.  After letting it cool, it was the perfect crumble.  Now, the question was, How was I going to use it?  I decided to take out some parfait glasses.  I proceeded to fill the parfait glasses 1/4 with fresh fruit salad made the previous day.  I then looked in the fridge and found a jar of plain yogurt.  I added a dollop or two and topped it off with the crumble.  The result was incredible!  Not only did it satisfy a nagging sweet tooth but it also was chock full of wonderfully healthy ingredients.  So, there you have it.   What a great way to start off the day!

For the Crumble:

1/2 cup tahini

1/2 cup peanut or almond or any other nut butter

1 cup almond flour or tiger nut flour

1/4 cup coconut sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup pecans

Pinch sea salt

2-3 tablespoons coconut oil

Procedure:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Assemble all the ingredients.  In a medium mixing bowl, mix the above ingredients together until they come together.

Roll some dough in your hand to form a ball.  Spread it out on the sheet pan.  Continue doing this until all the dough has been used.

Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.  Take out and let cool.  When cool, crumble them and place the crumble in an air-tight jar.

Enjoy!

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