Saturday, January 2, 2016

Slow Cooker Oat Groatmeal

 Easy and good recipe for a warm breakfast that will stick with you.  I just made small adjustments to this awesome recipe.

  • 2 cups oat groats
  • 2 Tb chia seeds 
  • 2 Tb flax meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce or 2 apples grated with skins
  • 2 cups nondairy milk
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
Add dry ingredients to the slow cooker and stir.  Add the applesauce or shredded apples, milk, water and maple syrup.  Stir to combine, cover, and cook on low for about 7 hours. (NOTE: slow cooker times and temperatures vary, so you may need to adjust the cooking time.)

Top cooked groatmeal with additional nondairy milk, syrup, dried or fresh fruit, or nuts.

Freezes well. Recipe may be halved or doubled.

Mini brownie cups

These are so easy and good and no one can tell they are vegan :) Adapted from this recipe.

1/2 cup refined coconut oil (refined so there is no coconut taste, feel free to use virgin if you like)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 cup silken tofu
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (or chop up regular ones with a knife)

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Place baking cups in two mini muffin pans. 

Melt the coconut oil and combine it with the cocoa.  In a large bowl beat the silken tofu with beaters til relatively smooth.  Add the coconut oil and cocoa mixture, the sugar and the vanilla and beat til smooth.  Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix to combine.  Add chocolate chips and stir til just combined.  Fill mini muffin cups 3/4 full.  Bake about 20-21 minutes.  Start checking at about 18 minutes.