I have a sweet tooth; I think it’s primarily why I’m so enamoured with breakfast foods – as they tend to be on the sweeter side. It’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 that’s my weakness, so please indulge me and let’s agree that crunchy speculoos butter can be ‘part of a nutritious breakfast’ – because my mother on the other hand doesn’t think so.
I brought a jar of crunchy speculoos from vacation last year and kept it for months after I discovered that Trader Joe’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 date…
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 – 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.