Last night I was dreaming up all kinds of recipes to bake…from sweet breads to muffins to granola. I haven’t made granola in awhile (mostly because it disappears so fast!) and I’ve been longing for the crunch of oats, seeds and nuts between my teeth.
This morning, I still had granola on my mind, but my stomach wasn’t interested in waiting an hour before eating. I figured there had to be a quick way to make something granola-ish for breakfast. With that, I present to you…
2 Minute Microwave Peach Crisp
You can make this with virtually any fruit–berries, apples, pears, apricots, etc. This recipe can also be veganized by using maple syrup and vegan margarine.
- 1 fresh peach
- 1/3 cup oats (I used both rolled oats and oat bran)
- 2 T ground flax seed
- 1 T almond butter
- 1/2 T butter, melted
- 1/2 T honey
1. Cut the peach into slices and place in a shallow bowl.
2. Mix together the dry ingredients (oats, flaxseed, and cinnamon)
3. Stir in ‘wet’ ingredients (melted butter, almond butter, and honey)
4. Spread an even layer of the crumble on the peach slices. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
5. Add a dollop of ice cream or in this case, Greek yogurt.
This tasted similar to the traditional fruit crisps/crumbles that take up to an hour in the oven to bake. The topping wasn’t as ‘crispy,’ although you could certainly put it in the oven instead of the microwave to crisp it up. The butter is the key ingredient as it gives the crisp a warm flavor and flaky texture.
Back to last night…
I “grilled” the goods on a pan. Pecans toast pretty quickly on a pan so there’s no need to heat up the oven!
As usual, I added goat cheese and avocado.
Dinner part 2 continued with a Peter’s Kitchen dish–Catfish Filet with Leek and Mushrooms.
I had a variety of post-dinner nibbles including a couple dates w/ almond butter, a piece of toast, an apricot, sunflower seeds, and….
1 min. Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- xanthan + guar gum (optional)
- stevia to taste
Blend and enjoy!
I’m all about the minutes today, huh? Well, I think I’m going to spend more than a couple minutes in the kitchen to do some baking this afternoon. I just spotted a verrry old banana that looks like it needs some attention!