I have dessert nearly every day. I like to think of it as part of a balanced life: I have the permission to eat whenever and whatever I choose.
maple syrup and pancakes (vwav recipe – the best!)
Dessert doesn’t necessarily mean sweets for me. I’ve definitely had evening treats of a baked sweet potato or unsalted peanut butter on a spoon. Of course, there are also nights when I’ll have ice cream.
I’ve never been a fan of prepackaged desserts. My parents taught me that homemade always tastes better, and I’ve seen it proven many times. Not being much of a baker, however, I don’t always have exciting dishes on hand for nighttime snack plates.
As a result, sometimes I end up choosing to enjoy breakfast for dessert. I’ve yet to meet a breakfast food I don’t love (well, except for the European meats and crudités – not happening at 7 AM), but I also wake up craving oats every single day, so I don’t branch out much in the mornings.
I can’t see a reason not to start and end the day with my favorite meal. My real breakfasts may be triple the size of my dessert breakfasts – but size doesn’t matter.
Are you a daily dessert eater, or do you save it for a special treat? And what’s your favorite?
edited to add ingredients, since a few of you asked!