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Are you in a morning rut? Eating the same thing day after day? If your breakfast excitement is trying a different smoothie flavor or box of cereal, I’ve got a recipe to get you on a new path.

Dessert for breakfast seems to be a thing, at least on Pinterest. But before you lose your head on brownie batter pancakes and salted caramel French toast, many of us want to start our day with less sugar and more protein.

I’m one of them, but there are days when I want something snazzier than oatmeal or bran flakes with sliced banana.

This dessert-for-breakfast tart recipe turns those bran flakes into a crunchy walnut crust. I like the fiber from bran flakes, though you could substitute another flaky cereal. If you’re not nutty about walnuts, use pecans or almonds. Or go nut free. Coconut, eggs and yogurt make a creamy, protein-rich filling. If you’re not a coconut fan, it’s OK to leave it out it. The seasonal fresh fruit helps me savor summer flavors with natural sweetness. Go red, white and blue with blueberries and sliced strawberries, cherries, or plums. Or think tropical with chopped mango, sliced star fruit or diced papaya. Peaches, nectarines, kiwifruit and bananas are other great choices. As you see, it’s easy to change this recipe and personalize it to your favorite flavors or to use what you have on hand.

Overall, a nice slice to wake up my taste buds and change up my breakfast groove. See if it works for you.

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Judy Barbe is a registered dietitian, speaker and author of “Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest: Simple Solutions for Fresh Food & Well-Being.” Visit her website www.LiveBest.info for every day food solutions.

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