Do you want to eat a healthy breakfast and provide your kids with one too without all those additives? Keep on reading because I have made a delicious breakfast that even I like in the morning. Like I have shared before, my appetite isn’t at its strongest in the early morning. I usually eat a piece of fruit. There are days however, that I just need a breakfast that makes me full for a longer period of time. We are all too familiar with busy schedules in which time to eat something is limited. This oatmeal breakfast with fruit and nuts, gives me my morning fruits and the satisfaction of a meal. A healthy and fun idea for your kids too!
I roast the oatmeal in a pan with butter or ghee but vegans can use coconut oil. I add delicious mixed spice such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, white pepper and nutmeg. In Holland we call it ‘Koekkruiden’ which literally means spices for cookies. These spices are often used for typical Dutch delicacies that are usually eaten in winter time. The beautiful scent of these spices remind me of cold cozy winter days, cookies, tea and my homemade carrot cakes that I bake for my friends. Back to breakfast: Add some nuts, vanilla, fruit and coconut and breakfast is ready. Nuts are healthy with good kinds of fat and they give a full feeling when used in a meal. I sometimes add some lemon-extract as well.
You can make this breakfast one portion at a time when you feel like it. However, when you think you are hooked (I won’t blame you, it’s delicious) you can make your weekly breakfast in advance. Adjust the quantity of the measurements in this recipe and you will only have to make it once a week but still enjoy it every day. Just make sure you have an air-tight jar in which you can preserve this homemade breakfast. Frozen fruits are also convenient when you are out of fresh fruits but still want to eat this breakfast. Very nice on hot summer days. This oatmeal breakfast also tastes great in yoghurts and if you pour it on a scoop of ice-cream, you will have a lovely and colorful dessert for your family or guests!