Sunday, April 2, 2017

Breakfasts and Berry Crumble Recipe

Whenever we have buttermilk in the fridge we usually make a big batch of waffles, and freeze them for quick weekday breakfasts.  We just pull them out, break them in half, and toast the two halves for a beautifully crisp, but tender waffle.

I've been topping them with a bit of Greek yogurt lately (sometimes also with a drizzle of maple syrup), and then other topping such as cacao nibs:

And another day I added fruit and granola too:

We've had a couple breakfasts out:

Other breakfasts have included oatmeal with almond butter, melon, a sprinkle of dark chocolate and coconut:

And another oatmeal bowl with PB, coconut, dark chocolate, and Saskatoon berries:

Speaking of Saskatoon berries, I had a few people ask for my berry crumble recipe, which is adapted from my sister's apple crisp recipe.  

Saskatoon Berry Crumble (Crisp) 

- 4 cups fresh or frozen Saskatoon berries* (thawed, and drained)
- 1 T butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 T (approx) tapioca pearls*

- a layer of Mary Macleod's butterscotch shortbread crumbs (optional)

Topping (maybe double or increase this if you can't find the butterscotch crumbs, as the topping is the best part)

- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup quick oats

Butter a casserole-type dish.  Toss the berries with the sugar, cinnamon, and tapioca pearls.  Dump the berry mixture into the dish.  Sprinkle the berries with a layer of the butterscotch crumbs.  Melt the margarine, and mix with the flour, brown sugar, and oats.  Sprinkle this over everything.  Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.  I covered it for 20, then uncovered for 20, but you can really do whatever you like.  Serve it warm with ice cream! 

*  Google Saskatoon berries, as they go by other names depending where you live (in the US they might be June-berries).  You could sub for blueberries.  Mine were mostly thawed, but I was impatient, and it still turned out great.
* Tapioca pearls will soak up extra liquid; you won't even know they are in there.  Find them in your baking aisle. 

What have you been eating for breakfasts these days?   
 Have you ever had Saskatoon berries?  How was your weekend? 


Amber said...

Yummm, I am sooo going to make that crumble this summer. My dad has a huge saskatoon bush at his house :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, that crisp looks sooooo good! That is my kind of dessert! I have never heard of Saskatoon berries, nor have I had June berries. I bet this would be good with any sort of berry, though. Yum.

I have been eating egg bake for breakfast lately with yogurt and banana. I tend to eat the same things for breakfast over and over and over again!!!