Breakfast, I like breakfast and depending on what’s being served (or made), I LOVE breakfast. There’s just one problem, I’m not much of a morning person. Well that’s not entirely accurate. Let’s say I’m very much a morning person. I love mornings. What I am not is a “drag-myself-out-of-the-cocoon-of-warm-comfortable-pillows-and-blankets-and-never-ever-at-peril-of-life-before-the-sun-rises-person”
Of course although there seems to be some arbitrary, unwritten law that breakfast is a morning meal, it’s not carved in stone. Admit it, how many times have you made pancakes or french toast for dinner? Or when was the last time you had cold pizza in the morning? See breakfast, or at least the foods classified as breakfast, is more a concept, a simple label if you will.
When I do eat breakfast I usually prefer something quick and simple, especially during the week when I try to get to work fairly early (even if my office is three steps from my kitchen.) On Sunday I don’t mind cooking as long as the “not before the sunrise” stipulation is not breeched.
Yogurt tends to be categorized as a breakfast food but as the meal of said namesake, it’s only in theory. I do like yogurt but I’m extremely particular about my yogurt. Greek is the preferred variety, Fage especially and….yeah, that’s about it, Fage yogurt. I really don’t care for any other yogurt, unless it’s cooked with or in something. I do however love this one, Cabot Greek, vanilla bean yogurt. You can actually see the vanilla bean flecks in it, so delicious.
Lastly and most importantly, I love dessert. However unlike steak and eggs there tends to be tighter restrictions on when one is allowed to eat dessert. Have you ever gone to a restaurant and your server ask you “would you like the dinner menu or dessert menu first?” No, no you have not. Have you ever served dessert first at your house? No, no you have not. Ok maybe you there in Indiana have but it’s ok, we’re down with that. No judgement. Tally-ho!
There are no penalties for breaking this predicate but order a banana split sundae at 8am in the morning at a restaurant and don’t tell me you won’t get some funny looks.
Being ever the intrepid renegade and rebel there are ways around this I’m entirely in favor of. Crepes are a perfect example and if we’re being honest here, so are waffles. Put fruit and syrup on them and sorry Pip, that’s dessert incognito.
Here’s a dessert for breakfast you don’t have to disguise; construct imaginative facts about or label with a special agent alias. Call it what it is and when people ask for your breakfast passport, display your plate with confidence. Breakfast Banana Splits. Rocket science really. Ready? I don’t want to lose anyone here so here we go.
banana, yogurt, oats, strawberries, chocolate chips, roll together and serve.
See complicated right?
Fast,, simple and yes, good enough to eat for dessert.
Oh look at that, time for bed.
- 2 medium bananas, split lengthwise
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup rolled oats, granola cereal or other cereal of choice
- ½ cupe strawberries, sliced
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- In a flat bottomed pan, coat bananas completely with yogurt.
- Roll or cover in oats/cereal.
- sprinkle with chocolate chips and strawberries.
- Top with a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream.