Posts Tagged ‘bananas’
I spent the last week down in San Francisco visiting with family and friends. The Bay Area is a ridiculously beautiful place to live and also ridiculously expensive. I stayed with my two favorite girl cousins, one of whom, like me, is temporarily unemployed. Unemployment is a time where the glory of air miles and the promise of a job come the winter months make taking a quick trip out of town possible. My cousin Anya works as a clothing designer for the cutest toddlers in America. When Anya went to work each day, Alia and I came up with a new public transportation adventure to embark on. We started many of our mornings off with this simple, filling, and cheap breakfast. Our fresh fruit came courtesy of the Mission Farmer’s Market, the Asian produce markets lining the Richmond, and the market stalls lining the border of China Town. Ali and I soon discovered to our delight that San Francisco is full of cheap delicious food to be made or bought.
This is a meal that allows for creativity and personal preference. It’s always best to use fruit that’s in season, and in our case the fruit that was most affordable. I think fresh walnuts or almonds would be great as a garnish on this breakfast, but it varies from the bare bones tradition of this cost effective recipe. If you’re trying to impress someone and want to get really fancy, roulade and thinly julienne some mint on this piece!
- 1 large peach
- 1 banana
- 1 orange or 1 apple (or both)
- 1 cup of rolled extra thick oats
- 2 – 4 tablespoons of low-fat plain yogurt (Greek or European yogurt is delicious)
- Cinnamon to taste
- Fresh honey, use sparingly (optional)
- Wash fruit and cut it into similar sized cubes
- Mix fruit with plain yogurt in a small bowl and reserve
- Cook rolled oats using your method of choice (Alia used the old school stove method)
- Spoon 1/3 to 1/2 cup of cooked oats into a bowl
- Top with fruit and yogurt mixture
- Season with cinnamon and/or honey
This makes 2-3 servings with even a little left over fruit for a later day snack.