Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pineapple Upside Down Oatmeal | Healthy + Delicious

Cake.

Am I the only one that craves cake (or brownies. or chocolate. or ice cream. or anything sweet) before 6am?!

I didn't think so.

But, starting your day with a slice of pie (although it sounds awesome) isn't the best recipe (ha! get it?) for a great, nutritious breakfast! And chances are, that ever wonderful sugar crash will you hit you right about the time you make it to work, rendering you, well, useless.

Fruits are my go-to sweet tooth fix. They're sweet and juicy. And on top on some warm, steamy oatmeal. Oh. My. Jam. Oatmeal is such a hearty breakfast that can be packed with so much nutritional goodness, from ground flax to chia seeds to protein-rich nut butters. So, I decided to sweeten it up a bit with some pineapple, organic brown sugar, and nutty granola, of course.

You don't have to wait until tomorrow morning. Oatmeal is the bomb at dinner, too.



Pineapple Upside Down Oatmeal
(serves 1)

1 cup water
1/2 cup rolled oats
2-3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1/4 cup An Apple a Day granola

1. Bring water to a boil and add oats. Cook until all water is absorbed and oats have become a soft "oatmeal"-like consistency. 
2. Remove from stoveup and pour into a bowl. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
3. Top with pineapple and granola. 
4. Eat up, sunshine! 


You can buy our taste-bud dancing granola here and snack healthy on-the-go or right from your desk ... where ever you're comfiest (err, hungriest)! 
 
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Banana Pops - where the fun doesn't stop!!

Banana pops are the new cake pops. Haven't you heard? They're cute. They're chic. They're easy. They're healthy. And delicious (can I get an Amen?!)! Kids love 'em. Adults want 'em.

So, I hope your pantry is stocked with peanut butter and granola (nothin' but nola?) and I hope you have a banana tree in your backyard.



Banana Pops

1 banana
1/4 cup peanut butter
2-4 tbsp granola
cake pop/lollipop sticks

1. Slice 1 inch chunks of banana.
2. Slide one piece of banana onto a cake pop stick. Top with lots of peanut butter. Slide another piece of banana on top and push down to help the banana "stick" to the peanut butter.
3. Roll to coat peanut butter in granola. 
4. Serve immediately and chow down!!



You can buy our taste-bud dancing granola here and snack healthy on-the-go or right from your desk ... where ever you're comfiest (err, hungriest)! 
 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mini Pancake Sliders | #tinyfoodmakesmeswoon

Did someone say pancakes?

I'm in!

Mini pancakes?

I'll be there early.

Everyone loves tiny food. Be honest. You've awwed at tiny food somewhere, sometime - those adorable tiny, baby cookies that you can't help but eat twelve of at a time, or those mouth-watering hamburger sliders that are all over pinterest.

#tinyfoodmakesmeswoon

I don't feel bad about eating 5 and they're the perfect size for the kiddos. It's a win win!!

Not to mention that these are perfect for any baby shower, wedding shower, brunch, family get-together, or any event involving food and lots of people!

Serve these at your next brunch. I promise you'll be the talk of the town (or of the brunch, at least)!

Or you can choose to make these for yourself, early, before the family is awake, and eat them all ... like I did. Guilty!


Mini Pancake Sliders
(serves: a large crowd or one hungry lady)

2 cup freshly ground oat flour
1/2 cup gluten free flour (or flour of choice)
2 tbsp ground flax
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1.5 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp brown sugar

toppings:
banana

strawberries
blueberries
maple syrup
 

1. Combine the flours, flax, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Use a whisk to get ride of any clumps and mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Mix well. And sniff. Yum!
3. Add your wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. 
4. Spoon onto a griddle or stovetop (medium heat) one tablespoon at a time. It may not seem like enough, but trust me it is! We're making mini pancakes!! 
4. Cook until each side is golden brown. Aren't they the cutest?! #tinyfoodmakesmeswoon
5. Arrange on a serving platter and top each pancake with a slice of banana, a slice of strawberry, and one blueberry. Drizzle syrup over all of the pancakes or let your guests pour their own maple syrup.
6. Prepare for lots of "awwwwww"s. Everyone loves tiny food! #tinyfoodmakesmeswoon


Brownie (or granola) points for the first person to comment with the number of times I said #tinyfoodmakesmesoon in this one blog post.


You can buy our taste-bud dancing granola here and snack healthy on-the-go or right from your desk ... where ever you're comfiest (err, hungriest)! 
 
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