Experts say never to skip breakfast, and I rarely follow their advice – skipping breakfast more than I should. My mind can process only one thing in the morning, and it’s usually a choice between coffee or a breakfast meal. However, this recipe is was a game changer, it’s ready to eat before the coffee has even finished brewing. Plus it’s super tasty and (hopefully) healthy too.
Plain yogurt is just a perfect canvas to play with. I’ve flavored it with everything from pomegranate syrup to rosewater to orange blossom water. And the fact that it can you can switch it from sweet to savory with just the addition of a squeeze of honey makes it one of the most versatile of ingredients.
Rosemary may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of breakfast, but the flavor is fresh and invigorating. Add to that the tartness of the blood orange, and your mouth does a happy dance. The rosemary, blood orange and the nuts are wonderfully paired together, adding the perfect crunch to the creamy yogurt.
Oh, and fun little blood orange fact? The beautiful, maroon color of blood oranges develops when the the fruit ripens at low temperatures at night time. Living in this part of the world means I can find these oranges literally one day every year. Having such a small window means all things blood oranges for as long as I can keep them. But I always just end up peeling and eating it as it is, or squeezing them and making a fresh cup of blood red orange juice.
For the syrup, I used the rosemary syrup I had from the Rosemary Pomegranate Punch I made during the “12 Days of Baking”. You can add whatever kind of nuts you like. Maybe even a squeeze of honey to really solidify the recipe in case you find yourself needing some extra sweetness.
On a side note, I’m trying this new format of adding a “Recipe Card” that you can right-click and save. Let me know what you guys think!