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Apples to Apples

Chia Seed Applesauce

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When my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted some apples, I didn’t think twice!

Who can resist free apples, some were fresh picked green apples from Julian, CA and the others were Honey Crisp apples that were on sale. How many apples could she really be giving me?…

One huge bag later I had enough apples to feed an army.

I’ve been following Amanda from Running with Spoons for a few years now. She has inspired my cooking in many ways, especially with her homemade strawberry chia seed jam!

With all the apples that were taking over my fridge, I needed a quick and easy way to use up most of them. This is were Amanda’s Easy Applesauce falls into place!

Im telling you, this girl is a genius when it comes to simple but insanely delicious treats. All I did to alter the recipe was throw in 1 tablespoon of Plnt chia seeds at the end of cooking.

Check out Amanda’s Easy Applesauce recipe, toss some Plnt chia seeds in there near the end of cooking, and let your house smell of cinnamon apples for hours! 🙂


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Coo coo for Granola

Coconut Banana Granola

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The struggle of finding a low sugar healthy granola is so real!

Instead of living a granola-free life, I decided to make my own.

Ingredients: Serves 3 (1/2 cup per serving)

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 mashed large banana
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

You may add in any other mix-in’s you’d like here! Raw nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat. Add cooking spray to the pan and toast coconut flakes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out the pan. (Repeat this step with add-ins like raw nuts if using.)
  • Return the pan to heat and add more cooking spray. Add oats, mashed banana, and stir until completely combined. Continue stirring occasionally until oats are lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer oat mixture to a large bowl and stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon.
  • Spread out evenly onto baking sheet.
  • Bake, stirring every few minutes, until granola is light golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in toasted coconut. Let cool to room temperature, then break into clusters.

This granola tastes great on just about everything. Top off smoothies, muffins, yogurt, waffles, and so much more! The opportunities are endless. 😉