There’s something wonderful about stepping outside to pick ingredients for breakfast.
These days I like to wake up early and take some time to meditate and write before making breakfast for myself and my boys.
Smelling the fresh morning air, breathing deeply, while walking along our track and picking a big bowl of blackberries, becomes an act of self-care in itself.
This recipe is easy to put together and full of flavour and vitamins.
While it’s baking in the oven I love setting the table and lighting a candle which makes breakfast so much more special.
I don’t do this every morning but lately I’ve been inspired to put a bit more intention into our mornings. It feels so much better than tumbling out of bed, looking at the dirty dishes from last night and dragging myself to the coffee maker.
Which also happens sometimes and that’s fine.
But Blackberry-Oat-Bake-Mornings with candles feel better.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries,..)
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup walnuts (or other nuts)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- optional: a dash of almond milk or some yogurt
- Soak one cup of oats in one cup of water while preparing the other ingredients: wash 2 cups of berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries,...) and chop 1/2 cup of walnuts.
- Mix the soaked oats, berries, walnuts, a pinch of salt, cinnamon and 2 tbsp of maple syrup in a baking dish. You could also sprinkle the walnuts on top, or add them after baking.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 min at 160°C/ 320°F/ gas 4.
- Serve with a dash of almond milk or some yogurt and an extra drizzle of maple syrup if desired.