writer: emma ranne
picture: emma ranne
A pretty looking and even more so delicious tasting breakfast has the ability to make or break a day - an introspective fact.
These frosty cold mornings have tuned down my breakfast inspirations and most mornings I find myself cooking maca spiced oatmeal with my thoughts on auto-mode. Not that there’s anything wrong with oatmeal! I’ve been praising this comfy breakfast kind that’s one of my favourites here multiple times, but like with all things: sometimes it’s good to shake things up a little.
When I’m having a creative burst my breakfast kitchen turns into a fruit powered alchemy lab. I like to always go with the something a little extra and enjoy experimenting with different flavours and spices to keep things exciting. This creation was born on one of those mornings, when the weather was grey and I was in no hurry to go anywhere. It’s quite an ambitious creation, but if you have the crunchy granola and spicy chia prepped before hand it’s put together in a minute or two.
Hope you enjoy it <3
persimon and lingonberry smoothie bowls
ingredients for 1:
a frozen banana
1/2 of a big (preferably extra ripe) persimon or sharon
a big handful of frozen lingon berries
a pinch of cardamom and a tsp of (optional) maca root powder
easy breezy: pop all of the ingredients in your blender and let it do its magic. Don’t have a blender?
a food processor or hand mixer would do the job too (*Empirically tested by me during the most of last summer when relying on an old hand mixer and big sauce pan to blend my smoothies in - requires some extra patience but works just fine)
orange blossom and chai chia pudding
ingredients for 1:
2 tsp of chia seeds
1 dl (100ml) of cooled down extra strong chai tea
1 tsp of orange blossom water
measure all of the ingredients in a little bowl, whisk together and pop it in the fridge. During the first half an hour go back to give it another stir every 10 minutes or so to make sure the consistency becomes even. Ideally made the night before, but if you have an extra 30 min in the morning you could assemble this in the AM too.
ginger spiced golden granola
ingredients for a big jar:
3dl millet groats
2 dl Oat flakes (the bigger ones)
a handful of sunflower seeds
1/2dl of oat flour
about 1 cm of fresh ginger peeled and grated
2 generous spoonfuls of turmeric
a tsp of cinnamon
a dash of cardamum and salt
dried figs cut into chunks
1 generous tsp of tahini
2-3 tbs of hot water
a dash of maple syrup
(+ an optional tbsp of orange blossom water)
Measure all of the liquids in a small bowl and whisk together
Mix all the drive ingredients together and combine with the liquids -> you should get a dough like mixture
Form tiny cluster from the dough and spread them out on a baking sheet
Bake at 150C (or 100C if you have more time) and give the granola a mix every 10 minutes until it’s all crispy and your kitchen (read whole 23 sqm apartment) is smelling cozy.
When you have all of the elements above ready it’s time to let your creative spirit loose. Make your master piece by assembling everithing in your favourite brekkie bowl and decorate it with your favourite berries. Light a candle, brew a cup of tea, put on your favourite morning tunes and enjoy slowly enjoying the cozy morning <3