Here are a couple of recipes you’ll want to try when serving breakfast to overnight guests—or if you simply want to share something special with your family.
California Pear Breakfast Strata
Strata are casseroles made with eggs and bread. This health-forward version features pears along with whole-wheat bread and Greek yogurt; note that it needs to be refrigerated overnight.
1 cup whole milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
4 tbsp apricot jam
2 pears, halved, cored and thinly sliced
1 tbsp maple syrup
8 slices whole-wheat bread
1/3 cup dried cranberries
4 tbsp sliced almonds
Yields 6 servings
Source: Reprinted with permission of theCalifornia Pear Advisory Board
Chocolate Granola Parfait
This may sound more like a dessert than a breakfast (and you probably could use it that way), but it is packed with nutrients. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the toppings!
1 1/2 cups chopped raw pecans
1 cup chopped raw hazelnuts
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups riced cauliflower
1/4 cup clarified butter (can use regular butter or coconut oil)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup 60% cacao dark chocolate chips
3 cups whole-milk yogurt
Optional: banana slices, fresh berries, 3 tbsp natural nut butter
Yields 4–6 servings
Source: Excerpted fromCauliflower Power by Lindsay Grimes Freedman (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019.
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