Of course this isn’t a cheesecake, that would just be wrong for brek! It’s a healthier, more breakfasty and I think more lovely, assimilation of one.
The base is made with crushed weetabix, ground flax and oats crunchified in a pan with a knob of butter. The cheese bit is actually creme fraiche and Greek yoghurt (more yog than fraiche) and it’s finished with hot berries.
Make it looks as beautiful as you can, that helps with full appreciation!
Crush the Weetabix with a mortar and pestle or with a rolling pin and add it to a frying pan with the oats, butter and sugar. Heat it until it all starts to go a bit crunchy – just a couple of mins (stir it frequently).
In another small pan heat the frozen berries with a tiny splash of water.
Add the ground flax to the oaty-weety mix and press it all into the bottom of a glass or bowl. Now mix the yoghurt and creme fraiche and spoon that onto the base – smooth the top with a spatula, as you would a cheesecake.
Finish with the hot berries and a drizzle of honey.
Manufactured breakfast cereals can be a horror of sugar and refined carbs but don’t throw them out of the window just yet because there are one or two good ones, like Weetabix. The great thing about it is it hardly has a thing added except for extra vitamins and minerals. That means it works well as a base and you can add lots of other good stuff to it – as in this recipe and our Nuushabix recipe.
This breakfast gives you fibre, B vitamins, vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and phytonutrients, and much more.
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”