“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”
Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.
I love to get up early and have some minutes for myself before everybody else wakes up.
I know, I know of course not just the morning after going out and coming home late.
The after party mornings are those, when all I have for breakfast "is coffe and Plan B."
But normally it's just the quiet moments before the smell of coffee fills the house, I enjoy most.
As we lived in various countries, we got the chance to learn how life style and breakfast varies in many delicious ways.
Breakfast when we used to live in Italy with the best Capuccino ever.
So even time is always short, we try to celebrate breakfast, taking a little extra time before the day starts.
Our breakfast in Peru with glorious fresh Mangos.
Breakfast is what fuels our bodies, it's like a first impression of the day and we all know that we can't make a second first impression.
So today I decided to prepare my own homemade Granola and use it as crunchy topping for a delicious summer fruit parfait.
This is what you need.
For the Granola:
1 Spoonful dried shredded coconut
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 spoonful wheat germ
2 spoonful coarsely chopped almonds
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 spoonful honey
1 spoonful unsalted butter, melted
1 spoonful raisins, coarsely chopped
-Toast the coconut in a pan at medium heat (watch constantly it tends to burn soon!) until golden brown
-In a large bowl mix the wheat germ, chopped almonds, sesame seeds, cinnamon and chopped raisins.
Add the toasted coconut.
-Melt butter in a pan, stir in the honey and add to the mixture.
-Toss well to coat.
-Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.
-Bake at 150° C for about 30 minutes.
-Let cool completely on sheet and store in an air tight container.
For the summer fruit parfait
11/4 cup coarsely chopped summer fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches etc.
4 spoonful of strawberry or any other fruit jam
1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
Mix fruits with the jam until coated.
In a glass or a bowl put 1 layer of the fruit mixture
Add a layer of yogurt , top with 1 spoonful of Granola
Repeat the layers and decorate wit a fresh mint.
You can chill the parfait in the fridge or eat right away.
Serves 1 Portion.
See you next week.
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