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This 1-Ingredient Upgrade Makes My Favorite Breakfast Taste Like Dessert

This little luxury makes everything taste like brownies.

<p>Simply Recipes / Alison Bickel</p>

Simply Recipes / Alison Bickel

I'm happy to report that after over a decade of making smoothies, I have found breakfast nirvana. It starts with a banana, frozen blueberries, and some almond milk, and it ends with my pièce de résistance: Burlap & Barrel's Everything Brownie seasoning.

You only need to add a couple of dashes of the seasoning on top of your smoothie to make it taste like dessert. And before you ask: Is it really necessary to have your breakfast taste like a brownie? No. Does it make waking up in the morning a little bit sweeter? Of course it does.

The Magic of Burlap & Barrel's Everything Brownie Seasoning

Burlap & Barrel is one of my favorite places to buy spices—they source from some of the best places in the world, and everything I've purchased is top quality. Their new Everything Brownie sweet seasoning in collaboration with Benjamin Delwiche of Benjamin the Baker is no exception. "Everything Brownie achieves the childhood dream of sneaking the flavor of brownies into every snack and dessert," explains Delwiche. The seasoning includes cane sugar, cacao powder, malt powder, and vanilla powder.

This seasoning truly, really, honestly tastes like brownies. It's not too sweet, it doesn't taste fake, and it's well-balanced. "Through rounds of testing and collaboration with Burlap & Barrel, we’ve honed in on just the right amount of sweetness, saltiness, and chocolate with accents of vanilla," says Delwiche. In addition to smoothies, it would be great in other breakfast-y things including oatmeal, coffee, fruit, pancakes, and toast with butter.

The sweet seasoning does not come cheap: It's $11.99 for a 3.1-ounce jar. That being said, I've used it regularly for five months and I'm only halfway through one jar. You only need one or two dashes of the seasoning to get the desired effect. It's a little luxury that makes breakfast a little more special.

<p>Simply Recipes / Photo Illustration by Sarah Crowder / Retailer below</p>

Simply Recipes / Photo Illustration by Sarah Crowder / Retailer below

How I Make My Morning Smoothie

You could use the Everything Brownie seasoning to top just about any smoothie recipe, but I think it works particularly well on the one I make most mornings for breakfast. There's just something about the combination of the blueberries with the sweet seasoning that is especially delicious.

To make 2 smoothies, you’ll need:

  • 1 banana

  • 2 cups of frozen blueberries

  • 2 cups of almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter

  • 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds

  • Everything Brownie seasoning

Add everything except the Everything Brownie seasoning into a blender and blend until smooth (I recommend following Vitamix's suggestion for how to layer your smoothie for optimal blend-ability). Pour into two glasses and add a couple of dashes of the Everything Brownie seasoning to each smoothie. Serve and enjoy.

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