When I was a kid, my dad would occasionally make cinnamon apples for a late night treat and the entire house smelled like a warm apple pie. When you microwave apples, the natural sweetness emerges and there's no need to add any sugar! They are a delicious snack on their own, but if you're looking to spice up your overnight oats, give this a try!
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
For the oatmeal:
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your favorite plant based milk)
A dash of salt
A few drops of liquid stevia
Mix together and cover. Refrigerate for a least a few hours, or overnight.
For the apples:
Dash of cinnamon
Core and chop apple and put into a microwave safe dish. Sprinkle with lots of cinnamon! Microwave for 2-ish minutes, until apples are soft. Give them a quick stir and allow to cool for a few minutes.
When ready to eat, give your oats a quick stir, top with cinnamon apples and your favorite nut butter. I used Abby's Better French Toast Pecan for this serving and WOWZA!
You could eat this for dessert, it's so naturally sweet and delicious! ENJOY! XO
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! Anyone else forget how long it takes to get everyone dressed up and out of the house?!
Anyway, we had a great time with family all weekend long, and enjoyed some delicious meals and a lot of treats. I was feeling it yesterday!! I'm back to 100% today after fueling my body with a lot of fresh, whole foods yesterday!
You know I don't skimp on the treats, though, even after an indulgent weekend!! There are a lot of ways to make healthy treats, and this low carb chia pudding really hits the spot.
You may only know about chia from those famous Chia Pets we used to grow (cha-cha-cha-CHIA!), but believe it or not, eating those little seeds provides many health benefits!
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
2 Tbls. chia seeds
Splash of vanilla extract
Mix together and refrigerate until thickened. When ready to eat, add:
1oz mashed raspberries
A serving of your favorite nut butter (I used Abby's Better date pecan!)
A few dark chocolate chips
Food is fuel.
I love to cook and bake recipes that incorporate healthy whole foods and those nutritious macro and micronutrients into our daily diets. I also like to make treats though, because let's face it, everyone loves a good sweet now and then! My favorite part about cooking, though, is sharing my latest recipes with others. ENJOY! XO