All posts tagged: #oats

The Epitome of a Fall Breakfast – Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

As the days are getting shorter and the air gets colder, I start to crave warmer and heartier breakfasts. I try to fill up on protein in the mornings, and keep sugar to a minimum, giving me plenty on energy to get me to lunch without a mid-morning snack. For years now, I usually have one of two things for breakfast: a greek yogurt parfait, or a bowl of steel cut oats. The yogurt parfaits generally take me from spring to summer, but when the air gets colder I transition into steel cut oats when I need some warmth to coax me out of bed in the early mornings. Not to brag or anything, but I think I’ve got steel cut oats perfected. My family makes a pot of these every weekend, and I’ve tried every brand of oats, every cooking method (saucepan, crockpot, microwave, and oven), and every flavour combination. I’ve never shared any of these recipes on the blog, but I’m going to start now. (Get ready for my apple-pie oats, coconut cream …

Back to School: Seedy Granola Bars

How is it back to school season already? As much a I’ll be savouring the last rays of summer, there’s something satisfying about getting back into a routine. Call me OCD, but my favourite part of August by far was always going to Staples – the meca of school supplies. Hours spent choosing new binders the the fine-point black liquid ink pens… Yesterday someone asked me if I had any ideas for a healthy on-the-go snacks that their kids can take to school. Hallelujah I do! This is the first in a four part series of snacks perfect for tossing in your kids lunches, or grabbing as you run out the door.  Let me know how you like them!  I’ve tried loads of granola bar recipes, all delicious, but I can’t top Minimalist Baker’s 9-ingredient vegan and gluten free granola bars loaded with 4 kinds of seeds: hemp, sunflower, flax and chia! No modifications or substitutions needed, I absolutely love these!   Yield: 10 granola bars Prep time: 15 mins **Note: before you begin. I like …

Almost Good For You Cookies

“Almost Good For You Cookies”….kind of an oxymoron right? These started as a kitchen experiment at my parent’s house when I was looking for something sweet. My mom and dad are two of the healthiest eaters I know and never have any of the good stuff in their pantry! So, I threw together what seemed like a whole lot of random ingredients – maple syrup, cashews, chia seeds? – and hoped for the best.