Weekday breakfast for me has been the same every single morning since I got removable braces six months ago. Some days it’s a green juice – usually kale, romaine, apple, lemon and ginger. Other days I’ll have a fruit smoothie packed with berries and, if I’m feeling crazy, a bit of fresh-squeezed apple juice.
On weekends, when I have the time to create and eat beautiful breakfasts that require actual chewing, I tend to go a little nuts.
Last weekend, when I was craving maple syrup but not necessarily the pancake or waffle that might come with it, I rummaged through our tiny kitchen, gathering random ingredients to build out my new favorite, healthy breakfast: Fruity Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Sandwich.
This sandwich has everything you need to feel energized and full for your day of watching college basketball while jotting down donut recipe ideas and snuggling your kitteh after a rough trip to the vet.
Fruity Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Sandwich
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 4 slices bread or bagel
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 2 tablespoons golden raisins
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
Place the coconut in a skillet over medium heat and cook until the coconut begins to turn golden brown. Stir frequently, as the coconut tends to burn quickly.
In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter and maple syrup.
If you want, toast your bread or bagel.
Spread the peanut butter + syrup mixture on top of your bread.
Place the strawberries on top of the peanut butter, then add the bananas.
Sprinkle with the golden raisins, chia seeds and toasted coconut.