I woke up this morning FREEZING! My body was intensely craving the comfort of warm oats and peanut butter. (I didn’t have peanut butter in pure form yesterday for National Peanut Butter Day, so I am thinking it was a belated celebration craving? I have also been having a constant internal struggle about whether I prefer peanut butter or almond butter better. Clearly, I have a very exciting life.) I thought my warm oat craving would be the perfect place to try one of my sample’s from Crofter’s. I’m starting my global antioxidant Superfruit Spread adventures in North America: Wild Cranberries and Blueberries blended with Red Grapes and Morello Cherries.
For the oats: 1/2 cup oats soaked in 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup water and cinnamon for 10 minutes microwave 1 minute (stir) return to microwave another minute until a consistency to your liking. Add 1 banana, 1 TBS Crunchy Natural PB and 1 TBS Crofter’s North American Organic Superfruit Spread.
Crofter’s states that each jar is packed with a pound of fruit, and they weren’t lying. When I opened the jar it was filled with whole pieces of cranberry and blueberry. This is the type of spread that you want to top everything with from poultry to ice cream. I was excited to try this particular fruit spread first because it seemed unconventional using tart cranberries and blueberries instead of traditional sweet fruit. This reminded me of the cranberry relish I made over Thanksgiving: chunky, tart and slightly sweet. When combined with the peanut butter and oatmeal base, I felt like I was eating a blueberry crumble with whole pieces of fruit in each bite. It provided a nice contrast to the sweetness of banana, and was all around a filling and enjoyable breakfast. I might have to incorporate this product into my lunch!
Load Your Oats,
Have you ever tried Crofter’s products? What is your favorite fruit jam/preserve/spread topping?