Here’s the story of how an easy breakfast bowl got this mama her morning groove back.
See, I love implementing systems and rhythms in my family’s days. I know, right!? I only gush about them every chance I can get in this space. But seriously though guys, I Really. Freakin’. Love. Routine.
But hey, guess what? I’m also a human, who screws up, and loses steam, and gets distracted. And my rhythms sometimes fall apart, just like they do with basically everyone else in this world.
I just make sure that when that happens, I stop, reassess, and get back into the fallen rhythm as soon as I possibly can.
Case in point: the wheels have lately begun to come off of our morning routine.
And I needed to do something about it.
My kids are both in school now and everyone in the family has to be out the door by 7:40 am. The first few weeks of the school year I was really nailing our new-to-us morning routine and getting a hot, filling breakfast on the table for everyone.
But things started slowly piling up and one day I found myself wrapping peanut butter toast in paper towels and passing them out as we all rushed out the door. And while I’d never fault that for happening occasionally, it started happening more and more.
My awesome morning routine wasn’t so awesomely routine anymore.
So when Farmland Fresh sent me a shipment of dairy products and asked to create a recipe for them, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: breakfast.
Preferably a breakfast that was healthy, grab-and-go, and full of natural flavors.
Like an easy breakfast bowl. (Seriously. Really easy.)
Crisp fall mornings go hand in hand with apples, so this Apple Pie and Chia Easy Breakfast Bowl, featuring plain yogurt from Farmland Fresh thickened with chia seeds and topped with warming apple pie flavors,, takes just a few minutes of hands-on work for a great reward.
Plus, these easy breakfast bowls are allllllllmost like having dessert for breakfast.
Like, if you close your eyes real tight and pretend you’re eating real apple pie instead of, you know, a healthy breakfast, you might just believe it.
In any case, easy breakfast bowls are a great option for anyone riding the weekday morning struggle bus (like me lately).
You can mix these apple pie breakfast bowls up the night before and throw ‘em in the fridge, or even make a handful at the start of the week and skip the morning cooking altogether for a few days.
Because other than a pre-set coffee machine, there’s nothing easier than a premade, easy breakfast bowl that only needed the plastic wrap to come off before digging in. Am I right?
Apple Pie Chia and Yogurt Breakfast Bowls
Producered apple2 small
plain yogurt.5 cup
Spicesapple pie seasoning2 teaspoons
Dry Goodslight brown sugar1 tablespoon
chia seeds4 tablespoons
Make these grab and go breakfast bowls the night before! Chill them in the fridge overnight and then grab and go in the morning. Adding antioxidant-rich chia seed to the yogurt will bulk it up and help you stay fuller for longer.
- Remove the core from the apples and cut them into small dice.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add the apples, apple pie seasoning and brown sugar.
- Stir to combine and let cook until the apples have softened and the mixture is starting to break down, about 10 minutes.
- While the apples are cooking, divide the yogurt into 4 bowls.
- Stir 1 tablespoon of chia seeds into each bowl until combined.
- When the apple have cooked, remove from the heat and spoon onto the yogurt bowls.
- Serve immediately.
Prep it for later:
Follow instructions in Steps 1-3. When the cooked apples are cool enough to handle, transfer to a resealable bag or container.
Cooked apples will store in the fridge for up to 3 days, and the freezer for up to 3 months.
1 bag or container of cooked apple mixture
Prepare from prepped:
1. Thaw ingredients as necessary.
2. Heat the apples on the stovetop gently over medium heat, stirring often, until heated through. Alternatively, heat them in the microwave in batches of 20 to 30 seconds on high, stirring the apples in between each time.
3. Follow the instructions in Steps 4-6, then serve.