A couple of years back when we were traveling in Jordan, my friend Farin introduced me to what quickly became one of my favorite breakfasts. I made it a couple of mornings this week, and thought I’d share the recipe, as it’s quick, healthy, and delicious – which pretty much makes it perfect in my opinion.
Of course, can something be a recipe if there’s no cooking involved? I’m not really sure, but here it is, nevertheless.
1 medium apple, sliced
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sliced almonds (or pistachios)
Put the apples in a bowl, dump the yogurt on them, top with honey and nuts. See, easy!
Oh, and when I say plain yogurt, I mean plain-plain, not vanilla plain – the honey provides enough sweetness. It usually only comes in the big container, so make sure you buy enough apples to eat this for a few days. You’re going to want to anyway.
And speaking of the yogurt, if there are Amish where you live, and they sell yogurt, buy that. It is incredible – none of that weird tart/sour flavor some supermarket yogurts have. At the suggestion of a friend, I picked up a container of it this past weekend at Eastern Market and was absolutely blown away at how good it was.
If you can’t get Amish, this is also really good with Greek yogurt, though the consistency is a little different. I’ve long been a fan of Fage, and am a recent convert to Chobani, and both support the economy of my native Upstate New York, so I’d recommend either of those, too.