Whaaaat is up with that title? No one wants to eat something that’s such a pain in the ass to read.
I’m actually impressed that I’ve been able to summon the energy to put any effort into breakfast lately. At least, more energy than it takes to get myself a cup of coffee…which is, to be fair, kind of an ordeal because it involves running the Keurig and then transferring the brewed cup to the microwave for EXACTLY 30 seconds because I abhor lukewarm coffee.
And then, ever since the New Year I’ve kinda been getting up about 2 or 3 minutes later every morning. That’s so not me…I’ve always been a super early riser but now, even though my first alarm (because I need like 5 of them at 10 minute intervals) goes off at 5 I’m never out of bed before 6. Today it was 6:15, followed by 30 minutes of some pretty frantic rushing to get out the door.
But, yeah, the least I can say is that despite my incredible lack of willpower, diving face first into this bowl of ridiculousness is a pretty nice incentive to not blowing off my day completely.
I’m having a love affair with this concoction. I’m sure it would qualify as dessert for a lot of people but is absolutely the perfect thing to wake up to in the morning. It’s creamy and sweet, but has a nice amount of acidity from the balsamic to cut through all that richness…gah! It’s just perfect.
I guess in all fairness it’s really not that hard. I’ve got a big thing of Chobani Greek yogurt in the fridge with little jars of caramel sauce and balsamic so it’s probably about the same amount of effort as throwing together a bowl of cereal. And I use frozen fruit because I simply cannot be bothered to cut my own fruit.
But this looks so much fancier, so we can still consider it an accomplishment.
I’d highly–HIGHLY–recommend full-fat yogurt in this stuff (I adore Chobani 4%). One, it’s better for you, and two, the extra level of creaminess blows everything else up to a whole new level. I made my own balsamic reduction and caramel sauce, but if you can get either pre-made that would be just as good. Making big batches of either or both is also nice so you can store them for frequent use.
Also, the caramel/balsamic combo would probably be great with a lot of different fruist/nuts/whatever, and I have actually tried this with a vanilla Greek yogurt and loved it. So, yeah. There are options. As if I was even capable of making decisions at 6am.
Rich and creamy Greek yogurt topped with peaches and cherries, drizzled with salted caramel and balsamic reduction.
- 2-3 c Greek yogurt
- 1/2 c balsamic reduction
- 1/2 c salted caramel sauce
- 1 c sliced peaches (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 c pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
- Portion out the yogurt into bowls.
- Top with peaches and cherries.
- Drizzle desired amount of balsamic reduction and caramel.