Lately I have been getting lots of inspiration from restaurants that we end up at. This is no exception.
A few weeks ago we went over to Cocoa Beach for a quick visit. We stayed surfed at the Beach House Guesthouse, which is one of my favorite places. We surfed right out in front of the hotel but decided to explore a bit with food instead of just making food at our little beach cottage.
When we found the Surfinista Cafe I knew we would be coming back for more-- their menu was full of acai bowls, smoothies, great local juices, salads and more. Everything we needed to fuel our surf sessions and to meet the various dietary restrictions of everyone.
Nova got the strawberry Nutella bagel (although I am pretty sure it had a fancier name) and has been asking about it ever since. Lucky for her, it is strawberry season in Florida.
You just need three simple ingredients to make this fun treat.
Plain Bagels: While I usually prefer bakery bagels, for this recipe the Thomas Bagels from the grocery store work great.
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: Nutella seems to be the spread of choice. If you have had it, you know...this chocolate hazelnut spread is super tasty. If you can't find Nutella or prefer to try other brands, I like the Trader Joes version too.
Fresh Strawberries: In Florida, we are extra lucky that strawberries are in season in February, which makes this a perfect Valentines Day treat. Most grocery stores will offer strawberries year-round though--just look for the most fragrant and brightest you can find.
Why this recipe is good
- It is super simple.
- It brings a bit of whimsy to someone's day.
- Chocolate+ Strawberries. Perfect Combination
I wouldn't have thought this up on my own and am grateful for the Surfinista for the inspiration. If you have a chance, check them out in Cocoa Beach, Florida and if not, make it at home and pretend you are in sunny Florida.
Nutella & Strawberry Breakfast Bagel
- 2 plain bagels toasted or untoasted
- ¾ cup strawberries sliced
- Split bagels in half and toast, if you prefer them toasted.
- Smear one side of the bagel with Nutella spread
- Arrange the strawberries on the Nutella
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.