Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When I'm anxious, I bake or create something. Today my Manx had issues and is at the vet spending the night. If all goes well, she'll be home tomorrow.
I have a huge bowl of Honeycrisp apples and just me to eat them. I love apples but get tired of them easily if I don't get creative. Sometimes I smear on Nutella. Sometimes I use sea salt. Other times I try something without a recipe and see how it goes. I did this tonight and it turned out yummy and I have a lot left to put in mason jars for either breakfast or dessert.
I used 2 1/2 cups steeled oats (old fashion is fine)
4 cups vanilla almond milk (regular milk is good too)
1/3 cup brown sugar (OK, I added a couple extra heaping spoons)
3 tbsp butter melted (you can use margarine)
tsp kosher salt (you can use sea or regular)
3 medium Honeycrisp apples cored and diced with peel (you can use Gala, red and cooking if desire)
tsp ground ginger
I diced the apples and placed in a sprayed glass cooking pan. I drizzled the honey on top and sprinkled the cinnamon on top of them.
In a larger bowl, I stirred the oats, vanilla, vanilla almond milk, brown sugar, melted butter, kosher salt, and ginger together.
I poured on top of the apples in the pyrex dish.
then put in a pre heated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. When the moisture was gone I knew it was done.
I had a hot bowl of this for dinner and it was delicious. I was out of walnuts and raisins but definitely going to do this again and add those. I bet it will make a great dessert with a dab of ice cream on the top or by itself. I filled another good size tub to freeze for the weekend, and half filled three large mason jars to eat cold over the next two days (I was out of smaller sizes.)
It's definitely a lot just for me but I'm on a no meat kick for a month and need my protein. I need to feel full and just eating all vegetables won't do that for me. I've cut out breads and some other things so this won't be too much for me. Or so I hope. However, I was able to reduce my anxiety and my home smells so wonderful.
I don't know the calorie content but the fiber is high. It will depend what you substitute and add or take away. Either way, it's tasty and with some tweaking you can make it your diet to go to treat.
There's no flour, no eggs and no refined sugar. The brown sugar could possibly be substitute with maple syrup. That's an experiment for next time.
Monday, August 3, 2015
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