New favourite breakfast ahoy!
I know, soup for breakfast seems a little odd. But hey, fruit soup as a concept is a bit odd to begin with, so let’s just go with it.
This blueberry soup has just three ingredients – I don’t mess around, me. Throw some frozen blueberries in a pan with a good pinch of cinnamon and a tiny bit of honey, and hey presto: blueberry soup! The frozen blueberries contain quite a lot of water, so as they thaw they create their own sauce, like magic.
I don’t usually buy frozen fruit, but in an effort to have more healthy ingredients on hand for those times when I feel like there’s nothing in the house (surprisingly often, considering how regularly I go to the supermarket), I thought it seemed like a good idea to have a bag or two in the freezer. I only bought them a few days ago and I’m already loving it! They’re so handy for breakfasts, smoothies… and soup, apparently.
Inspired by the incredible combination of plums+cinnamon, I thought I’d try blueberries+cinnamon next, and I think it might actually be eeeven better. With the amount of flavour that’s in this blueberry soup, you wouldn’t believe it only had 3 ingredients.
I served my blueberry soup topped with a good dollop of Greek yogurt – anything is totally acceptable for breakfast as long as it’s topped with Greek yogurt, yes? Kind of the sweet equivalent of throwing a fried egg on something and calling it breakfast.
If I’ve still not convinced you that soup for breakfast is a-ok, you could always simmer your blueberry soup for a little longer to make it more like a blueberry compote, which you could serve over pancakes, waffles, porridge, or whatever else you crazy cats like to eat for breakfast. My next batch is 100% going to be served over ice cream (though perhaps I’ll wait until dinner time for that one).
I’m now dying to try this same technique with different frozen fruits! Any ingenious ideas?
- 150 g frozen blueberries (~ 1 cup)
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey or agave
- To serve: Greek yogurt or similar (optional)
Add all of the ingredients to a pan over a medium heat. When the blueberries have released some liquid, bring the mixture to a simmer, and cook for around 5 minutes, until piping hot. Mash some of the blueberries with the back of a spoon to get your desired consistency.
Serve topped with Greek yogurt if desired.
Note: nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose. Information provided is for soup only, no toppings included.