Friends! Happy Thursday!
I’m just going to come out and say it: I’ve been keeping more secrets from you.
I know. I told you I wanted to get all personal on the blog, and I go ahead and keep, not one, but THREE secrets from you.
But. The wait was TOTALLY worth it. Pinky promise. :)
Secret #2: I quit my full-time job. Yep! I took a job right out of college at an accounting firm, but from the first few months of being there, I knew it wasn’t the right fit for me. I met some awesome people, and I learned a ton. I just wasn’t happy. And being only 23 years old, I want to be happy going to work. I want to enjoy going to work every day. I just didn’t want to settle for a job I just wasn’t passionate about. In fact, my position at the company was going in a completely opposite direction of my passions of being creative, writing, and connecting with you!
Was it scary? Of course. I had been at that company for less than a year. But I knew that I had to make a change for my own sake. For my own happiness.
So I did it. I quit my job.
And that leads me to the secret I’ve been BURSTING at the seams to tell you about…
Secret #3: I have a new full-time job…at Food Blogger Pro! ???
I seriously don’t think I’ve stopped smiling since I got the news! For those of you who don’t know, Food Blogger Pro is a website for food bloggers run by Bjork and Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum fame. Food Blogger Pro is such a fantastic resource for bloggers, as they cover topics like food photography/photo editing, building traffic, technical stuff, and more in their video tutorials. They also have an incredible community forum where bloggers can connect, collaborate, and trouble-shoot. I’ve been a customer of Food Blogger Pro for about a year now, and I can’t say enough about how helpful it has been in my blogging journey!
Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled to be joining FBP team! My heart is so full, you guys ?
As a little celebration, I’m bringing you THE easiest, THE fastest, and THE most beautiful breakfast, dessert, or snack: a no-bake strawberry crumble!
I, for one, cannot wait for all-things strawberry, so I’m digging in a bit early. When I have my first strawberry of the season, it almost makes summer real for me. Like, summer just isn’t summer without strawberries. Or watermelon. Or cantaloupe. Or blackberries. Or raspberries…
OK, now I’m hungry. And ridiculously excited for summer. ?????
SO I’m bringing you a little summer today in the form of this crumble! For the filling, we’re essentially making strawberry chia seed jam, which is awesome in and of itself. But once you add some of your favorite granola on top…magic. Complete and total no-bake magic.
To take the toppings even more over the top, I suggest adding with some creaminess in the form of yogurt and/or coconut whipped cream and some freshness in the form of some mint!
And how perfect would these cute little mason jars be at a Mother’s Day brunch?! Mama Fooduzzi would be all over these.
I’m seriously loving these no-bake crumbles! They’re a cinch to make even though they look all fancy and well thought-out. Don’t you just love a treat where no thinking is involved? How’s THAT for a happy Thursday?Print
Easy 4 Ingredient No Bake Strawberry Crumble
- Yield: 2 crumbles
- 12 large strawberries, medium diced
- 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. + pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup granola of choice (I used Blissful Eats Apple Cinnamon Harvest Granola & Blissful Eats No Nutty Chocolate Chip Granola)
- optional toppings: yogurt (I used Naturi Organic Lemon), coconut whipped cream for vegans, fresh mint
- Add strawberries and water to a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Allow mixture to come to boil and soften, stirring often, about 8-10 minutes. The mixture will resemble a loose jam.
- Remove from heat and pour into a glass bowl. Add chia seeds and maple syrup, and mix to combine well. Taste and add additional maple syrup if you’d like it sweeter.
- Allow to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, or until the chia seeds have absorbed some moisture. It will resemble jam at this point.
- Divide into two bowls. Top with granola, and yogurt, coconut whipped cream, and/or fresh mint if desired.
A special thank you goes to Blissful Eats (granola) and Naturi (yogurt) for supplying me with some of their super high-quality products that I love for this recipe! I was introduced to both of these products at the How Sweet Eats Brunchshop a few weeks ago, and I completely fell in love with both! Blissful Eats granola is full of nourishing, nutrient-dense, and delicious ingredients, and Naturi yogurt seriously tastes like dessert on its own! All opinions are my own.
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