This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All opinions expressed below are mine alone.
When it comes to breakfast, there seem to be those who love it; or, those who hate it, and very few that seem to be indifferent towards it.
Me, I simply adore it!
I wake up looking forward to it! Sometimes, I think my dreams are even filled with Green Smoothie Pancakes!
Most days, I like to spend time making it, and then, spend even more time eating it!
But then there are those days that I revert back to the ease and speed I used to put into breakfast when my daughter was a toddler!
When my daughter was a toddler, she would wake up before even the Roosters did, and run into my room and softly whisper, "mommy are you awake?"...when she didn't get an answer, she would jump up on my bed and put her little hands on my face and say a little louder "mommy are you awake?"...when there was still no answer, she would proceed to prop my eyelids open with her fingers and yell "mommy are you awake?"
Yeah - those days - breakfast tended to be something I had made a night or two ago, like these Peanut Butter and Date muffins; or, like these Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. Sometimes, I would whip up a quick concoction of ingredients we had on hand and and throw it into the oven while I got ready.
Recently, my daughter started a weekend job, so, those Saturdays that she works, I try to whip up a quick, healthy concoction of ingredients that I know will keep her full and energized for the hours she spends on her feet.
This super easy Almond Breakfast Bake was one such concoction!
When I received a can of Blue Diamond's Honey Roasted Cinnamon Almonds, I decided to soak half the almonds in milk - which came in handy the next morning! I threw the soaked almonds, some vanilla, some brown rice flour, some orange zest, an egg and baking powder into a food processor and after a few good whirls, I scooped the mixture into bowls and baked them - 20 minutes later, they were being devoured with some coconut whipped cream and cinnamon!
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So...do you happen to love breakfast? Or, do you hate breakfast? Or...are you indifferent towards it?