I have a sweet tooth; I think itâ€™s primarily why Iâ€™m so enamoured with breakfast foods â€“ as they tend to be on the sweeter side. Itâ€™s the only meal of the day with this many sweet choices; muffins, pastries, pancakes, cereal, porridges, jams, syrups and chocolate spreads, etc., any other time of the day, these would be dessert.
I have a sweet tooth and thatâ€™s my weakness, so please indulge me and letâ€™s agree that crunchy speculoos butter can be â€˜part of a nutritious breakfastâ€™ â€“ because my mother on the other hand doesnâ€™t think so.
I brought a jar of crunchy speculoos from vacation last year and kept it for months after I discovered that Trader Joeâ€™s had started making them too. I was going to do a taste test but never got around to it, soon I noticed it was fast approaching its expiration dateâ€¦
And that is how this crunchy speculoos toast came about; crunchy speculoos is just like the regular cookie butter, but with specks of cookie, cinnamon-ey with a bit of crunch.
We made baked oatmeal a few mornings, but on most days until it ran out, we spread it on our toasts â€“ like sweet creamy gingerbread cookies on toast.
An exciting change from plain buttered toast, throw in some fruits, nuts and orange juice and it’s a complete breakfast.
I’ve definitely got a sweet tooth too. I’ve managed to tame it a bit over the years and now get excited about savoury foods as well, but when I was little I would have skipped meals and just eaten dessert if I was allowed!8 November, 2013 at 10:41 am
I love speculoos & banana on toast as a nice change from my usual PB.
I am with you on the sweet tooth too. You should see how may muffins and pancakes I wolf down fr breakkie. Never had speculoos. Sounds like my kinda thing.10 November, 2013 at 12:10 am
you make me want to go back to Holland to look for it….or perform a kitchen hack by making my own 🙂
What a gorgeous spread. Save me some of the mandarins/clementines/tangerines. They look gorgeous too!19 November, 2013 at 3:47 am