I am stuck in a breakfast rut. This happens from time to time, but I’m usually able to get out of it simply by running out of whatever I’m stuck on. In January, I briefly fixated on steel-cut oats. Every night I would prepare a bowl consisting of 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup cinnamon bun protein powder, and 1/3 cup milk, which I could then warm up in less than a minute in the morning. With a couple of spoonfuls of apple butter, jam, golden raisins, or whatever sweet and fruity thing I had around, it was just right – warm and filling, yet unlikely to explode in the microwave. I started to get sick of it right around the time I ran out of oats = good timing!
Since then, I’ve been back to my old standby: yogurt, granola, and fruit. Some weeks it’s plain Greek yogurt with jam and granola. In the summer I eat endless bowls of yogurt with melon. Of late I’ve been enjoying plain yogurt with homemade granola and a bit of apple butter. Right now, though, I’ve had enough. I’m out of the delicious homemade granola, with only the overly toasty bits from my disastrous first batch left. I’m topping my yogurt with slightly stale Trader Joe Os.
I need a breakfast intervention. Dear readers, what do YOU have for breakfast during the week?