Before I get into the recipe redux for the month (which i think you'll enjoy!) I have a special announcement! the winner of my Larabar giveaway is Katherine! I will be in touch with her about getting her prize. thanks to all that entered by commenting or tweeting-I have so many new snack ideas to try!Nothing like getting a little kick in butt to make/try a new recipe by a Recipe Redux prompt at the beginning of the month! For those of you who may be saying "what is she rambling about again?" Recipe Redux is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. And it's a whole lotta fun!
Today we're all celebrating some natural northeastern sweetness with maple syrup! There's something that just feels so warm about maple syrup. I consider myself lucky to have been raised on VT Maple Syrup and don't think Aunt Jemima ever crossed my lips. Plus it's the only sweetener besides honey that's local to my current home. I found this guide to maple syrup grades to be very interesting if you want to get nerdy with me. So start your morning with a little maple syrup-y treat!
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped or sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup cranberries
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- salt and cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. (i always forget this step
First I had to toast my own coconut and almonds. This taste but 15 minutes and exponentially improves the taste
Stir every 15 minutes for 45 minutes to make sure no areas get too "crispy"
Let cool. Then enjoy! With fresh fruit, yogurt, milk (or any sort) or on top of ice cream .mmmm