Bob's Red Mill Dried Diced Apples -- 8 oz
Moderately sweet. I ate with Bob's Red Mill 7 Grain Hot Cereal. I loved it.
February 19, 2013
I love mixing these into oatmeal
These reconstitute fast, add a nice texture & taste to baked goods & put some fruit back into the diet seamlessly. I put the dried apples in an airtight container, mix in a good TBSP. or so of Ceylon Cinnamon for extra flavor & healthiness, and add in a 1/2 c. measuring scoop for portion control. I store them in the fridge for maximum freshness. So as to give you a good example of what to do with these, I'll provide you my personal breakfast recipe. It is awesome for those of you (like me) who aren't wild about plain oatmeal, but want it's health benefits added to your diet. It is also a sweet-tooth fixer in a big way! I eat this daily, I love it so much.
Liz' Apple Flaxseed Spice Oatmeal
A packet of Kashi Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal OR 1/2 c. Quaker Oats
1/2 c. Bob's Red Mill Dried Diced Apples (I keep these stored in a Lock n' Lock container in the fridge, once they're open. I also mix Penzey's Ceylon Cinnamon into them when I put them in the container, because extra cinnamon is good for you & makes the apples taste ever better! I put a 1/2 c. measuring spoon in the container, as well, to make it super-easy to portion it out for oatmeal.)
Penzey's Ceylon Cinnamon or any other sweet spice blend, like Pumpkin Pie Spice (this recipe is a great way to use those mixed spices up), as much as you like sprinkling in
1 c. water
If you like it sweeter- add 1 to 2 tsp. raw unbleached sugar or Sucanat (which is my favorite), stevia, raw dark-colored honey, coconut nectar or organic raw blue agave
1 TBSP. Bob's Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal Organic
Splash of milk- can be cow's milk (I prefer 2%), almond, soy, coconut or rice milk. Choose whatever milk that you like best. :)
A good-sized cereal bowl
In a cereal bowl, mix all ingredients except the ground flaxseed & the milk together. No need to stir, at least not yet. Put the bowl in the microwave for approximately two minutes. Keep an eye on it just to make sure it doesn't boil over. You may want to stir it once while it's cooking, just to make sure the apples get cooked (they rehydrate extremely fast). When it's done cooking, put the ground flaxseed in & stir well. (I promise you won't even taste it.) Add the splash of milk to make the oatmeal thin enough to your liking. I like my oatmeal thick, so I only add a small amount.
September 1, 2012