An apple cinnamon breakfast bowl takes less than 5 minutes to make and has the perfect mix of carbohydrates and protein to fuel a busy day!
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My struggle to eat breakfast every day is real folks. I don’t get it. My kids wake up starving for breakfast and I can’t seem to get myself to eat anything other than coffee until after 10:00 am. This is unusual considering I’m up at 6:00 am most days so I know my body needs more than coffee in that four-hour time span. So, being the good sport I am, I took one of my favorite mid-morning “snack” foods and created a quick and easy breakfast out of it. The “it”? Cottage cheese. Breakfast? An apple cinnamon breakfast bowl.
While most smoothie or breakfast bowls call for milk and/or yogurt, I opted to make this apple cinnamon breakfast bowl with cottage cheese. I think it’s my crazy way of tricking my brain that I’m eating a snack vs. breakfast. I go through enough cottage cheese to feed a family of 6 each week. Seriously. My mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack usually consists of cottage cheese. In fact, it was one of the first dairy foods I introduced to both boys… so all three of us share a bowl or two every day.
I might kick and stomp my feet at the thought of eating breakfast, but this apple cinnamon breakfast bowl makes the feat that much easier [and tastier]. So if you are a breakfast hating, cottage cheese-loving person like me, you’ve got to try this recipe. Joey and Anthony give their taste of approval!
As fun and easy as this breakfast bowl is to eat, you could make it even easier by adding all of the ingredients in a blender, adding a cup of milk, and blending until smooth. Voila! A smoothie bowl! However you choose to eat it, this apple cinnamon breakfast bowl is the way to enjoy cottage cheese AND breakfast.
- 1 medium sized apple, chopped
- ½ cup 2% fat cottage cheese
- ½ cup granola
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Suggested Mix-In's:
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon nut butter, melted
- ¼ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
- In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients. Mix well. Top with cinnamon.
- Add your favorite mix-in's or eat as-is. Eat immediately or store in your refrigerator until ready to eat.