Happy Mother’s Day! I wish all the mothers out there a day full of rest, relaxation and pampering. It’s what you deserve after all the work you’ve put in raising us!
I know I don’t talk about my parents much, aside from the fact that I got my love of cooking from my mom and my obsession with pancakes and waffles from my dad, but today is special. Today I want to tell you a little bit about my mom.
My mom is amazing. She’s one of the strongest, most caring, loving, beautiful and giving people that I know. She adores me and my brother and has given us both so much to look up to. She’s made sacrifices in her own life so that our family could be happy and I am eternally grateful to her.
As a teenager, I know I was a challenge. I rebelled, had attitude, skipped school, had the wrong boyfriends, etc. You know, the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. There were times when we most definitely had our disagreements. Screaming matches even. But I guess that’s just part of growing up.
As you’re navigating life, trying to find your path, you push your limits. But even when you fall, your parents are there to catch you and guide you back to where you need to be. I would never be the woman I am today without my mom and dad.
While of course, I’m grateful for the fact that my parents have always been there for me (and always will be), it’s the relationship we have now that I feel so lucky to have.
This may sound corny, but my mom is truly one of my best friends. I share everything with her. Everything from a funny thing I saw on a walk with my puppy, to planning for my future. She’s always there to listen, laugh with me, cry with me, and hug me when she knows that’s all I really need.
And I always seek her advice, even when it’s something trivial like picking out hand soap. She gives the best advice.
She guides me in the right direction.
She tells me how proud she is of me.
And she makes me a better person.
She really is amazing.
And even though we should be celebrating our moms everyday, this day in particular deserves something special. Which is why I’m super excited to tell you that today’s post also involves a super fabulous giveaway at the end. (so keep on reading!)
Knowing my mom, this is the perfect breakfast for her. She wouldn’t want me to slave all morning whipping up some elaborate feast. She’d want it to be simple. But she’d want it to be delicious.
And this recipe is that perfect balance of both. It’s a 5-ingredient mixed berry crumble that uses frozen mixed berries (with a touch of quinoa flour, coconut sugar and lemon), then topped with a crunchy granola topping.
It really couldn’t be easier to make. Plus, since it takes less than 5 minutes of hands on time to make, that means more time spent pampering your mom!
Inherently crumbles aren’t too difficult to make, but the extra time (and sugar and fat) usually comes finds its way in through the crumb topping. In this berry crumble, we’ve managed to skip all that by using one of my new found favorite gluten-free products: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Granola!!
When I first heard that Bob’s Red Mill was releasing two flavors of granola, I was thrilled. I love their products already and often use their oats in my own homemade variations, but sometimes convenience gets the best of me and I find myself wishing I had a healthy, on-the-go option.
Well, now we do!
These granolas are:
- Not overly sweet
- Minimally processed
- Packed with real-foods (you can pronounce everything!)
And I know you’re going to go just as crazy for them as I did.
So, why granola and why did we switch from talking about Mom? Because today I’m partnering with Bob’s Red Mill to give away a special prize pack of their new granolas to one lucky reader!
The kicker? Their hooking you up with EIGHT bags of granola. Which means…you can split it with Mom
- 1 bag frozen mixed berries (about 4 cups)
- 2 tablespoons toasted quinoa flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Granola
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place four ramekins on a baking sheet and set aside.
- Mix berries, quinoa flour and sugar until coated. Add lemon juice and stir to combine.
- Transfer berry mixture evenly into four ramekins. Top with 1/4 granola.
- Bake on center rack for 30 - 40 minutes until berries are bubbling. If granola begins to brown too quickly, cover with tinfoil and continue baking.
- When done, remove from oven and let cool for three minutes. Serve and enjoy!