It's that time of year again...back to school! Whether you're a teacher, or a parent of kids from preschool through college, this time of year can bring special challenges. We're starting a series that will hopefully help you with these challenges. Look for upcoming articles on:
- quick school morning breakfasts
- ideas for packing a healthy lunch
- essential cooking supplies for new college students
- easy, healthy recipes for cooking in a dorm
Today, we're presenting a very simple microwave individual breakfast cobbler, made with flax and fruit. This would be a great one for parents and kids alike, and because it's so simple and only requires a microwave, a bowl, and a spoon, it would also work well for a college student in a dorm. It can be adaptable for many eating plans including paleo, low carb, vegetarian, and vegan.
Flax Breakfast Cobbler
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1-2 teaspoons sweetener (such as monkfruit, xylitol, stevia) to taste
1 tablespoon chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds, etc.)
1 tablespoon healthy fat (ghee, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil)
1/2 - 3/4 cup chopped or sliced fruit of choice (berries, apples, peaches, plums -whatever you like)
Place fruit in the bottom of a small bowl. The smaller you chop the fruit, the softer it will get while cooking, so go for larger slices if you want firmer fruit. Also, note that fruits with higher water content, such as berries, will get very soft.
In another small bowl, combine the flaxmeal, sweetener of choice, and the chopped nuts. Then measure out a tablespoon of your healthy fat to the mixture and combine throughly until crumbly. Put entire mixture over the fruit in the first bowl.
Microwave on high for approximately one minute (very firm fruits like apples, pears, etc. may take a bit longer). That's it! You've got a very quick and healthy breakfast.