Sometimes I just get into the kitchen, throw some stuff together and see whether it’ll turn out or not. Most of the time that last options applies to my baking experiments but this time it was a win.
So a while ago, right after my move back to Belgium, I went grocery shopping with my parents. You know, to get them goods I highly needed after having my own kitchen for a while. And so it was I came across a jar of pumpkin seed butter. Never tried it, never came across a recipe with it before. But I was highly intrigued, as it usually goes.
Ehm carrot cake in a brekkie version, need I really say more?
I feel slightly ridiculous even posting this recipe, it’s so damn easy and I feel like there are already tons of chia pudding recipes out there, but this one? Oh damn.
You might have noticed that I’ve been posting a lot of easy brekkies for on-the-go lately. Well, that’s mainly due to the fact that uni life’s pretty busy and I’m always running from here to there and more often than not, I don’t break my fast at home. Luckily, there are a ton of yummy quick options such as these overnight oats.
Have you ever been there? That moment in which you have to decide whether to put peanut butter or chocolate spread on your slice of bread? And the doubt whether to add banana or not?
Apple bread or apple cake, what’s in a name right? It does not really matter how you name this cinnamon-y apple loaf and I’m sure you will think so too after you’ve eaten a slice. Cinnamon, apples and hazelnuts, does it get any more autumnal? Not for me. So get baking, make yourself a cup of tea and cuddle up under a blanket and enjoy the taste of autumn.
Here in Italy, the temperature is still feeling very summery for me, but the leaves have started falling (yes!). I’m not even going to try and hide my excitement for autumn, but I do like that it is still pretty warm here.
Why do I like autumn? Well, the fruit and veggies change. I’m a big fan of autumn fruits and veggies.
As a very lucky coincidence, pumpkin is pretty cheap here. So I almost always have some lying around, waiting to be covered in cinnamon and ginger and roasted in the oven. And as an even happier coincidence, my bread was a bit stale this morning. I had been craving French toast for a couple of days now, so there really was no doubt about what I was going to experiment with this morning.
If there is anything I need muesli to be, it’s crunchy. Muesli needs some crunch. If there is no crunch to it, nah thanks then. But I still need my oats. So that’s where the spelt flakes and the puffed rice come into play. And since variety in texture is everything, the addition of raisins and crispy apple makes of this muesli the purrrfect autumn brekkie for those days where you just want to hear the crispy leaves under your feet and enjoy those heavenly rays of autumn sun.