PB&J Breakfast Dahl
The stall down the road was selling them off cheaply to get rid of them before they went bad. I said I'd like some strawberries and just got HANDED two punnets instead of one. Its not like I even had a choice in the matter.
I've been dumping them into my breakfast every morning, but even then, for me, excess strawberries pose a problem, because I can't stand the texture of them cooked. Since I only use them as a topping, I use fewer of them than I would with any other berry. That, coupled with the fact that I'm currently living alone and can't count on someone else eating them for me, means I've been pushed to actually make things with the strawberries rather than just eat them whole.
I don't eat jam on a regular basis, so this porridge was a chance novelty. I wasn't even sure I was going to like it - my only memory of PB&J as a child was being given it, once, in a sandwich, by my American aunt. I thought it was disgusting, which is interesting considering the number of people for which its a childhood favourite... I guess its all just to do with what you're used to.
Although the only other times I've tried the combination since then I still didn't like it, I was willing to give it a second try as breakfast dahl - and I'm glad I did! This recipe is a delightful mix of nutty and fruity-sweet.
It's probably a good thing I don't often have uses for jam, because I ate more than double the amount pictured.
PB&J Breakfast Dahl
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15-20 mins
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1/4 cup dry red split lentils
- 1/4 cup water (freshly boiled from a kettle will increase cooking speed)
- 1/4 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 banana (45-50g)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/16 tsp salt
- 1-2 tsbp peanut butter
- Jam of choice (I made mine using the recipe linked above, but any jam will do)
1. Measure out lentils and rinse very thoroughly. (This can be easily done in the cooking pot itself.)
2. Add water and milk and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and keep partially covered for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Mash banana thoroughly and add to lentils.
4. Add salt and vanilla.
5. Add peanut butter in small globs, or stir in fully.
6. Transfer to a bowl, swirl in jam, and add any additional toppings.
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