Spring is throwing so many sweet sweet fruits at me lately that I just had to share what I have been occasionally treating myself to here and there 🙂 My favorite use of fruits (besides eating them raw), is to create a softer mix to add to basically anything! From topping my pancakes, waffles & toasts to mixing into yoghurt.
What I have chosen to do, is chose 4 little recipes that are usually on your breakfast radar but with a little twist 😉 It’s important to make use of our seasonal fruits, so I thought I’d throw out a few ideas and leave it to you to take it from there!
1. Creppes a la Suzette!
Seasonal fruit: Oranges, lemons (or limes)
Instantly fell in love with the delicacy and strong flavors of this dish! Doesn’t feel like your usual Sunday morning crepes and the twist makes you feel close to summer by the day.
What you’ll need –
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 250ml freshly squeezed orange juice (2-3 oranges)
- zest 1 orange
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Grand Marnier or Cointreau (For our Fit Girls above 18, naturally 😉 )
- 50g unsalted butter
Once you have made your own crepes, follow the instructions for the suzette style topping here!
2. Strawberry Rhubarb Topping
Seasonal fruits: Rhubarb, strawberries
Rhubarbs tend to have this little reputation of being… well, not so good. However, I love to prove this theory wrong every. single. year. by mixing it with other fruits and/or just preparing it well 🙂 This recipe calls for the most amazing fruit sauce to go with basically anything! I personally enjoy it the mostestttt on top of waffles or my warm oatmeal.
What you’ll need (yields about 6 to 7 cups, for 4 people):
- 630g Rhubarb
- 630g Strawberries
- 1/2 cup Sugar or any unrefined sweetener to taste*
*ANY sweetener works for this! Try out Agave syrup, stevia, or some honey if you want to stay away from sugar that is too refined 🙂 personally I use even less than the recommended amount and it’s just as lovely!
It’s so easy you won’t believe it! See it for yourself here.
3. Red Beet Pancakes with Greek Yoghurt Topping
Seasonal fruits: Red beets
Ahh red beets… I can still remember the day I incorporated them into my recipes for the first time, and I have been hooked ever since! From a young age my mom has nagged me about chemical additives and food coloring, so it really is no surprise that the second I discovered this yummy and healthy alternative to color your food I JUMPED at the occasion!
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 medium beets, roasted & pureed (about 3/4 cups)
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Find the recipe here!
- 1 cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp jam (use previous recipe for an ultimate breakie 😉 )
Just mix until it gets softer and make it drip over your pretty pink pancakes!
4. Citrus Wild Blueberry Sauce
Seasonal fruits: blueberries, lemon, orange
The fact that one of my favorite fruitsies can be eaten fresh from now on is something I cannot put into words! What I love to do to add some tang tang to my usual blueberry mix, is adding citrus juice to really bring out the soft and acidic flavors! Guaranteed to be an amazing mix and another sauce that I enjoy on everything! Waffles, french toasts, chia seed pudding, overnight oats, you name it!
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
Find the recipe to this funky spunky sauce here!