Breakfast Off the Beaten Path

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Food can (and should!) be both nourishing AND exciting! We don't have to sacrifice one to have the other. One of the things I love most is to challenge others and myself to step out of traditional taste comfort zones, pairing nourishing foods together that create a whole new flavor combination! 

Take these go-to breakfast staples as an example. Eggs, oatmeal and side a fruit... nourishing, simple and tasty on their own. Now take these simple items off the beaten path and create a breakfast that will blow your tastebuds away! I introduce Eggy Oats... a brekfast powerhouse. The recipe below is simple enough for an every day breakfast option and tasty enough to be the talk of your Holiday Brunch! 

 

Eggy Oats with Caramelized Onion-Apple Relish

Yield: 1 serving

 

 

For Caramelized Onion-Apple Relish:

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup thinly sliced onion

1 cup diced apple

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme, optional

1/4 teaspoon fresh sage, optional

 

For Oats:

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/4 teaspoon salt

Pomegranate arils, optional

 

To make Caramelized Onion-Apple Relish:

  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, apple, and sugar to melted butter.
  2. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until onions and apples are caramel-colored and fragrant. Stir in salt, thyme and sage (if using).
  3. Set aside and keep warm.

 

To make Oats:

  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan until just simmering. Add rolled oats and cook, stirring frequently with a wire whisk, for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add lightly beaten egg to oat mixture in a very slow pour, while stirring oats constantly with a wire whisk.
  3. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Stir in salt.

 

To Assemble:

  1. Transfer oats to a bowl. Top with 2 tablespoons of Caramelized Onion-Apple Relish. (Chill remaining Relish for up to a week.) Top with pomegranate arils, if desired.

 

Enjoy!

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