When I was 9, my teacher asked everyone to tell the class what they had for breakfast. I stood up and announced I had pineapple on my cereal. I thought this was normal at the time – didn’t everyone have fruit on their cereal? To West Coast folks it may have been normal, but in my new East Coast school, it wasn’t:
Everyone laughed at me, even the teacher! “Pineapple?! You’re weird!” The reactions got worse after I said I also put yogurt in it.
Nowadays, I pride myself in making interesting concoctions for breakfast. Not only do I put pineapple on my cereal, but also applesauce, jam, peaches, etc. One of my daily staples:
Steel Cut Oats with Yogurt, Jam, and Granola
- 1/4 cup steel-cut (pinhead) oats
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup granola
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 dollop strawberry, pineapple, or fruits of the forest jam
Cover steel-cut oats with water. Nuke on medium for 10-12 minutes. (Put paper plate on top of bowl so it doesn’t explode.) Let it sit for 5 minutes or so in the microwave.
Top with yogurt, granola, and jam. A healthy breakfast and very tasty.
Got any interesting or weird breakfasts you’d like to share? Post in the comments.