If you couldn’t tell from my bananas foster oatmeal or any of my decadent pancakes, I’m a big fan of dessert for breakfast. If I have leftover cake or any cookies laying around, I will devour them before I’m even fully awake. This is triply true on a Monday!
One of my absolute favorite desserts is a strawberry malt, with several extra scoops of malt powder. I noticed I had a large bag of frozen strawberries in the freezer that were on their last leg and knew I had to do something with them to prevent me from making a million milk shakes. My favorite thing about the weekend is seeing just how lazy I can be, so I immediately reached for my slow cooker. Throw everything in, go to sleep, wake up and eat – nice and lazy!
If you’re gluten free or vegan, I haven’t been able to find a good malted milk substitute for you. I ate a few bites without the malt powder, and it wasn’t quite at milkshake status. I’d suggest adding a little creamer (vegan or otherwise) and maybe some extra vanilla, and of course topping with whipped cream. If you can/do use malt powder, this gets super-decadent-breakfast status. This tasted exactly like I had mixed a real strawberry malt into my oatmeal, in the best possible way.