This is the closest I will get to eating oatmeal for breakfast.
Because having smoothies every morning gets boring after a while, I love having this healthy, filling and raw option for a morning meal.
I know, it’s soOoOoOo healthy and yaddi yadda but I have never been a fan of cooked oats. Oatmeal cookies were the worst trick you could play on me as a child…because you know from afar those raisins look like chocolate chips…
That being said, there aren’t any actual oats in this but it does remind me of oatmeal!
It actually reminds me of a granola crossed with an oatmeal. Groatmeal? Oatola?
A nice balance of creaminess and crunchiness without being too gooey and soggy.
I would suggest using a crunchy apple like honey crisp, golden delicious, granny smith, gala or macintosh. Honey crisp is a definite favorite in our house!
Inspired by my friend Christine Roseberry, check out her blog, Just Glowing with Health(.com)!!
I paired this with some vanilla chia pudding that I had made for breakfast the previous day. 🙂 That recipe was one of the first vegan recipes that I fell in love with years ago! (recipe is in the archives)
makes one serving.
1-2 large organic apples, amounting to 2 c when rough chopped
4 soft medjool dates
1/4 t cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1/2 c raw walnuts (optional but recommended, soak the walnuts in room temp water for a few hours and rinse them well.)
1/2 c fresh cranberries, you can use dried if fresh are not available but the flavor will be stronger so use less accordingly.
Rough chop your apple and dates and toss it into a food processor with the salt and cinnamon.
Pulse for about 30 seconds or until the apple is finely diced but not pureed.
Add in the walnuts and cranberries and pulse until just combined, 10-15 seconds.