Apple Pie Oatmeal

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For whatever reason, I have this burning desire to take otherwise ‘normal’ recipes and turn them into      spin-offs of my favourite desserts.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal.

Apple Pie Muffin Tops.

Pumpkin Pie Monster.

Zucchini Bread oatmeal.

Oatmeal Cookie VOO.

Pumpkin Pie VOO.

Pecan Pie ‘Truffles’.

You might call this weird, but I call it totally normal…as long as I don’t look over my Recipes page all at once and then I start to think an intervention might be necessary.

My theory is that I am making up for lost time. After struggling with an eating disorder for 10 years, it is now time to have fun with food. Long gone are the days of eating the same 3 meals day in and day out and constantly feeling deprived. I like to have fun with food now, but at the same time, I want my food to work for me and leave me feeling my best.

This burning desire to recreate desserts is especially strong at breakfast time; although I will be the first to admit that I don’t care for something too sweet in the morning. Carrot Cake Oatmeal and Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats are on my regular breakfast rotation and I feel like I am beating the system getting to eat such delicious food first thing in the morning. And who doesn’t like to beat the system?

Naturally, the next dessert on my breakfast hit list is Apple Pie Oatmeal. It took me a couple of trials, but I was blown away by the taste of my most recent attempt and I knew I had to share it with you on this blistery Winter morning.

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Apple Pie Oatmeal

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A warm embrace on a cold winter day, this Apple Pie Oatmeal will remind you of delicious apple pie, but will leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. The leftovers (if there are any!) taste amazing chilled, too.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk, as needed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (optional)
Suggested toppings:
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • Diced apples
  • Coconut sugar
  • Cinnamon and ground ginger
  • Granola
  • Coconut Whipped Cream

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized pot over medium heat, whisk together the oats, apple, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, salt, milk, maple syrup, and applesauce until combined.
  2. Cook over medium heat for about 9 to 15 minutes, stirring often. When the mixture thickens and the oats soften, it is ready.
  3. Stir in the pure vanilla extract and lemon juice (if using).
  4. Pour into a dish and serve with your desired toppings.
438 calories10 grams13 grams11 grams

 

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This recipe really excites me because not only did I go crazy over the taste, but I love recipes that are based around simple, plant-based foods. They leave me feeling energized!

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Add the oats, peeled and chopped apple, chia seeds, unsweetened applesauce, Almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, pinch of kosher salt into a pot and whisk well.

Cook for about 8 minutes over medium heat.

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The applesauce, chia seeds, and chopped apple really bulk up this oatmeal! It turns into a huge bowl, which is always a good thing.

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Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup!

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Swirl.

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and dig in to one of the most comforting bowls of oatmeal I have ever tried.

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I also made someZucchini Bread Oatmeal last week…

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Mmm. Zucchini Bread.

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It was quite delicious, but the recipe still needs some tweaking before I am ready to share it! I am really excited about this one though.

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You might want to check out my Carrot Cake Oatmeal too.

Monday mentionable:

1. Check out my new Favourite Sweets list on the right hand sidebar…I will be updating it on a regular basis with my favourite sweet treats.

Have a great start to your week!

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1 Dee Ellwood January 24, 2011

Hey Angela! I absolutely love your blog! Can’t get enough! I was wondering if this fantastically delicious oatmeal does well refrigerated and reheated? Because I would LOVE to take this to work as a super yummy lunch!

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2 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

I’m not sure about it reheating, BUT I can say that I had some COLD straight out of the fridge and it was amazing!

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3 Jena January 24, 2011

I make an oatmeal very similar to this every AM at work.

I just pre-package my oatmeal/cinnamon/flax(or chia seeds) with a little bit of sucanet in a bowl, bring a baggie of cut up apples, bring them to work and add the hot water to the bowl, then add in the apples. I find even with large flake oats (not instant) it will still cook with hot water in the bowl in a couple of minutes. I top mine with branbuds and almonds. YUMMY!

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4 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

That is such a great idea!

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5 Tonia October 2, 2012

I always make a big batch of oatmeal for the week.I reheat my serving of oatmeal by adding more almond milk. It’s perfect everytime.

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6 Crystal December 21, 2015

The fridge and then reheated it was PERFECT, I think the apples and other liquids keep it from clumping up

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7 Lauren at KeepItSweet January 24, 2011

I love putting chopped apple in my morning oats! Oh and I am all for breakfast / dessert combos:-)

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8 Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow January 24, 2011

Just this morning as I stood in front of my pantry I realized that I am finally come into my own FUN FOOD era! Similar to you, disordered eating was a part of me for nearly 15 years.

And yet here we are…finally concocting fabulous and energizing and nourishing things to put in our body! Well done today on this one! Today I was all about caramelized bananas in the oatmeal, akin to banana fosters. Oh yes it was incredible.

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9 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

I love caramelized bananas! Sounds deelish in oatmeal. :)

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10 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 24, 2011

I love apples in my oats. It seriously takes them to a whole other level.

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11 Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher January 24, 2011

ANGELA, you amaze me with all that you have time to create. Another clearly delicious recipe!! When are ya going do the time organization post?

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12 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 24, 2011

Your prep shots are always so gorgeous! Yum.

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13 Mary (How to not be...) January 24, 2011

That’s so creative! I would NEVER think to put zucchini in my oatmeal… I’m interested to see the final product!

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14 Sabine @ thefruitpursuit January 24, 2011

ahhhh your post send me straight into a sugar coma! awesome ;) !

that oatmeal looks devine, and I am so with you on making up for lost time! I now eat dark chocolate every day twice a day and lovong it. screw THAT, eating disorder :D

x sabine

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15 Julia (The Veggie Side) January 24, 2011

Those are some great looking oats!!! You have the best ideas!

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16 kristy @ kristyruns.com January 24, 2011

Wow. Looks amazing! And I have apples and ginger on hand! Yesssss!

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17 Steph@stephsbitebybite January 24, 2011

I think this is such a cook idea to take sweet treats and turn them in to breakfast!! I’m really curious about the zuchinni bread oats, I would never have thought to do that. But it sound so perfect!

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18 Heather (heathers dish) January 24, 2011

I feel energized just looking at it! Such a yummy way to start the day :)

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19 Ashley January 24, 2011

I love eating cinnamon apple oatmeal in the morning. It’s so comforting.

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20 Jennifer @ keepitsimplefoods.com January 24, 2011

This looks so warm and comforting. I bet it would also be great with a few wheat berries- love those little guys.

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21 Tosca January 24, 2011

Wow, I’m gonna try this tomorow morning :D

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22 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman January 24, 2011

I love apples in oatmeal. Cinnamon apple oats are some of my favorite. I’ll have to try your version.

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23 KitKat @ Pursuit of Happiness January 24, 2011

Yummy! That apple-pie oatmeal is absolutely going to be my breakfast tomorrow morning. :) It sounds perfect for the coldest week so far this winter!

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24 Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat January 24, 2011

Yay for HOT oatmeal! I’m glad it’s back in style :)

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25 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 24, 2011

I could not agree more – I too entered my fun food era in recent years, and it has made such a difference :)

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26 Beach Bum Beauty January 24, 2011

A winter warmer indeed, still wish I knew what chia seeds are. Not sure we can get them in the UK :-(

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27 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

You could sub in ground flax if you wanted :)

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28 Beach Bum Beauty January 24, 2011

Brilliant, I have some of that at home. Thank you :-)

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29 Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA January 24, 2011

Hah I love what you said about feeling like you’re “beating the system.”

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30 Ashley Craft January 24, 2011

Ummmm…. YUMMMMMMMM!!!!

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31 Allison @ Food For Healing January 24, 2011

i LOVE oatmeal and i LOVE apples. I love how chunky it is, my apple cinnamon oatmeal only has teeny-tiny pieces of apple.

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32 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

In my first version I chopped the apples really small, but I preferred the second version with BIG chunks! Really fun to eat.

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33 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 24, 2011

I LOVE how much fun you have with food! Nothing wrong with playing with your food if the result is that delicious!

I love that bowl, too!

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34 Brittany January 24, 2011

You are an oatmeal genius!

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35 BrightBakes January 24, 2011

glad to know I’m not the only “weirdo” who puts zucchini in my oats! :) I think it tastes just awesome…but my Mister thinks it’s just crazy! :)
love,
cathy b.

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36 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 24, 2011

These look awesome! I am still enamored with the carrot cake oats – can’t wait to see what you come up with for zucchini oats.

Clearly I need help, as I decided to eat cereal with chocolate almond milk this morning. Not a good idea, FYI. :)

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37 Meredith January 24, 2011

Just whipped this up – thanks for the inspiration!

I know it’s early to call, but I think chia seeds are going to be my big find for 2011. I bought a package last week and I’ve been waxing poetic about them ever since. I’ve had so much fun going through your VOO recipes lately!

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38 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

they are so great aren’t they? I love that I can throw them in just about anything.

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39 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 24, 2011

This post made me smile- so glad you can enjoy food without restriction. Its such a freeing and beautiful feeling! This looks so good! I love putting steel cut oats in the crock pot overnight with spices,apples and raisins- the house smells amazing and I love the thickness of steel cut oats, plus the raisins get so plump :) Looking forward to zuc oats!

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40 Caitlin January 24, 2011

YUMMY!

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41 Alaina January 24, 2011

I just had chopped apples in my oatmeal this morning. Topped with some brown sugar, granola and peanut butter, mm HMM it was so warm and filling. :-)

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42 Nicole (I have trouble with forward motion) January 24, 2011

Zucchini bread oatmeal? Might have to buy some out of season zucchini for that…

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43 Gen January 24, 2011

Your bowl of oatmeal just made me hungry!!!!!!!
Great recipe!

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44 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 24, 2011

Holy yumsky! Lately I’ve been rolling with a cookie dough bowl creation of mine (that you would LOVE by the way!), but this will most likely be making an appearance:)

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45 lindsay January 24, 2011

definitely comfort in a bowl. WOW! I bet that tastes better than the real apple pie itself.
LC

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46 Dorry January 24, 2011

So delicious! Unsweetened applesauce is one of my favorite add-ins for oats. Going to check out some of your other oatmeal recipes…

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47 MeagAlayne January 24, 2011

I make a very similar version most mornings, too. Chopped apple, generous dashing of cinnamon, 1 Tbsp chia, 1/3 cup oats, 3/4 cup water and then I microwave it (oh the horror – I know!) on high for 1min45sec, stirring half way. I like to top mine with plain yogurt. I find that it doesn’t need any sweetening, and the chia seeds make it very creamy so milk and applesauce are not necessary. Minimal ingredients and time, maximum deliciousness!

Can’t wait to see your zucchini bread oatmeal recipe – I love love love my oats!

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48 Bronwyn Coyne January 24, 2011

This sounds delicious. Love the zuchinni bread oats idea, genius! Still trying to think of a recipe I’d like to enter in your Valentine’s day contest. :D

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49 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 24, 2011

I’m all for pie in the morning! I love how you mix up oats so often. Definitely the best way to start the day!

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50 Courtney W January 24, 2011

That looks absolutely incredible. Can’t wait to try it!

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51 Camille January 24, 2011

Oh man, you are killing me with these amazing and gorgeous recipes!
This one is pure, delicious love :)

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52 bitt of raw January 24, 2011

we cook apples into our oatmeal almost all the time. good stuff!

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53 Lauren January 24, 2011

Man, your oatmeals are SO creative! I am going to have to actually try one out instead of just constantly drooling over them.
P.S. I saw this music video this weekend and thought of your blog/your story. Check it out :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_1-HJvhWKw

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54 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

Love that! Thanks for sharing :) Really cool how they did the video too.

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55 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 24, 2011

Mmmmm! My mouth is watering!

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56 Juli2 January 24, 2011

With regards to your zucchini oatmeal…..Chocolate Covered Katie does a baked oatmeal and she calls it “Boatmeal” – which I think is so funny! Just knowing I’m making “boatmeal,” makes me want to make boatmeal. lol

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57 Bridget January 24, 2011

I love your blog. LOVE IT. I have 3 recipes of yours I am going to make tonight :) Can’t wait.

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58 Lu @ Done Dieting January 24, 2011

I want to try every recipe that you put on this one. I need my oatmeal to have a little something extra to make it more enjoyable. I can’t wait to see the zucchini bread recipe.

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59 Roz January 24, 2011

I love the creative oatmeal ideas you share. It’s so easy to fall into an oatmeal rut, and you inspire me not to have the same mix ins all the time!!! Have a great day.

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60 Kerris @ Baby, Be Fit! January 24, 2011

Looks delish. I have oatmeal EVERY morning and I think chia seeds really add necessary volume. Keeps me full for hours!

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61 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 24, 2011

Wow this is so weird.. I actually had a dream about apple pie oatmeal last night! looks incredible Ange and I could totally do with some right now! I hope you had a great weekend! :)

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62 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 24, 2011

I eat this combo on a more than regular basis – I love the flavors together! I usually do a banana instead of the applesauce though – I might try the applesauce tomorrow!

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63 Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good January 24, 2011

Well, diced apples are my favorite add-in with oatmeal, so I think that jazzing it up more to be apple pie oatmeal would be right up my alley. I also enjoy having fun with food. Healthy does not equal boring!

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64 Namaste Gurl January 24, 2011

I love me some apple pie oatmeal– made some the other day topped with almond butter :) To me, it’s better and WAY healthier than the real thing!

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65 Christine (The Raw Project) January 24, 2011

Great view on having fun with food I can relate to, especially after years of fearing it. This oatmeal looks creative an wonderful and something I might try for dinner since my time is so limited on work mornings. Thanks!

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66 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 24, 2011

Oh the apple pie oatmeal looks delish! And so does the zuke bread spin off!

And this is the motto I live by: “but I love recipes that are based around simple, plant-based foods. They leave me feeling energized!”

YES!! I love your more elaborate recipes and photos; they are food as art. They inspire me. They make me want to be better and do better. They motivate me. But not every day is a day where I can be motivated to greatness :) Some days..

Most days…simple, easy, plant based is where it’s at. After all with a FT Job, FT Family to take care of….it’s the basics that get made and happen for me!

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67 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit January 24, 2011

I think it’s just fantastic that you encourage all of us to have FUN with our food. Life’s too short to get all wrapped up in it. But it’s a challenge that many of us are or have faced. It’s just so nice to see so many people that share the same outlook on food, no matter what their history is with it.

I’m really interested in this zucchini bread oatmeal! I went to the dentist this morning, and the hygienist was telling me that the garden she had growing up produced hundreds of zucchinis each year. Of course her mom didn’t want any zucchini to go to waste, so she put zucchini in EVERYTHING! The recipes she was listing off were unreal. haha I never thought zucchini could be enjoyed in so many ways.

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68 Wendy (Healthy Girl's Kitchen) January 24, 2011

This looks aaaaamazing! I’d love to make it for dinner.

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69 laura January 24, 2011

99.9% of my breakfasts includes somethin sweet&dessert-like, and include oats :)
Right not I’m into baked vanilla pear oats topped with blueberries+raspberries. with boost. haha.

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70 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 24, 2011

I absolutely love your take on dessert for breakfast! I made a delicious orange scented barley pudding for breakfast the the other day…! I can’t wait to see your zucchini oats!

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71 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 24, 2011

I make my own version of apple pie oats a lot and you’re right, it’s SO COMFORTING!

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72 Chelsie January 24, 2011

YUM! Looks like I know what i’m having for breakfast tomorrow :)

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73 Brandi January 24, 2011

Yummy! Did you know January is actually National Oatmeal Month. This is a great recipe to celebrate that! I think i’ll make something like this soon since I need to get back on track with eating some more oatmeal before winter is gone.

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74 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

No I didnt but that is very fun! :)

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75 Jess@atasteofconfidence January 24, 2011

I had something similar this morning and it was great! I love all your work on your blog.

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76 samantha January 24, 2011

Hi angela!
Love your blog! I was wondering what type of running shoes you use or have used and like, I’m looking for a good, not too expensive, brand?
Thank you,
Samantha

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77 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 24, 2011

Oh my – this is BRILLIANT!

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78 mary (what's cookin' with mary) January 24, 2011

MMMMMM apples!

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79 salah@myhealthiestlifestyle January 24, 2011

apple pie oatmeal and zucchini bread??????? mmmmmm

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80 Kim January 24, 2011

Thank you for the amazing inspiration and recipes. I have been making the carrot cake oatmeal at least once a week, and it is great. I have to try this one sometime this week.

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81 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 24, 2011

Yum! Apple pie oatmeal sound delicious!

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82 Lizzie January 24, 2011

I told my husband that you posted this recipe and we are both excited to try it. We LOVE your carrot cake oatmeal!

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83 Gina January 24, 2011

Sounds so amazingly good! My sweet tooth is always kickin’ so I love the idea of eating these yummy treats for breakfast :)

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84 Alex @ Healing Beauty January 24, 2011

I absolutely love oatmeal creativity! My favorite is oatmeal with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Sooo decadent!

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85 Runeatrepeat January 24, 2011

I don’t really like apples in oatmeal, but my husband just picked up a packet of chai oats with apple and now I must try it.

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86 Sophia January 24, 2011

I really love the zucchini bread oatmeal idea, but the apple pie one is really great too. YUM! :)

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87 Moni'sMeals January 24, 2011

I have prepped this oatmeal for tomorrow and I am so excited! Thanks Angela! That bread looks great too. :)

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88 Emily January 24, 2011

This makes my college dorm room irish oats microwaved with a chopped apple, cinnamon, and almond butter look so much less gourmet… :)

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89 Baking 'n' Books January 24, 2011

Oh – but STILL oh-so-good! :)

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90 Baking 'n' Books January 24, 2011

Uh – yum? ;)

May I request Maple & Brown Sugar next possibly? :)

I admire how open you are about your previous eating disorder. Do you mind if I ask how you feel or your family feels about you being so open with it on such a, well, grand scale?! :) And also do you find that blogging or being around food all the time makes it more of an obsession or “fine line”?

I hope you don’t mind these questions! If not, ignore – you just seem very open and honest about them so I thought I’d ask :)

Peace.

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91 ashley@quasichick January 24, 2011

I love all the new updates and changes to your blog..beautiful :) I am an apple pie freak, so this sounds heavently!

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92 Pure2raw twins January 24, 2011

Looks amazing! I bet this would work great with quinoa :) I love apple pie anything, we made a apple pie parfait over the holidays, but now I want to make this!!!

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93 Richelle January 24, 2011

I have added apples to my oatmeal, but it never looks aas good as yours. I’ll have to follow your recipe to a t. Your desserts always look so good and I love that you use natural whole foods ingredients.

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94 soul + food January 24, 2011

I’ve recently developed an oatmeal obsession – I love the way you plated this!

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95 lauren January 24, 2011

I want this, all the time!
I make something similar to this in the AM, but w/out chia seeds…i’ll have to add that into the mix next time.

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96 kristine January 24, 2011

I used to LOVE apple pie as a kid. Now that I have celiac, I will not be eating the real thing anytime soon– but THIS looks like a perfect substitute. Thanks!

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97 Hannah January 24, 2011

All I can say is yes. Yes I will yes. It’s already 1:40pm in Australia, so I think I’ll be making this for dinner. That’s fine, right? :P

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98 Beatrix January 24, 2011

Looks yummy Angela.. this may just make an appearance this week at my breakfast table.

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99 Kat @ Cupcake Kat January 24, 2011

Sounds like an awesome delicious oatmeal. I’ve made the apple oatmeal from the book “French Women don’t get Fat” several times and that was great so I’m sure this is too!

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100 Baking 'n' Books January 26, 2011

Is that a good cookbook?

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101 Kat @ Cupcake Kat January 26, 2011

Its more of a book about eating well, eating healthy, and enjoying your food. There are also a bunch of great recipes in it. Its a great book and I highly suggest it if your interested.

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102 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 24, 2011

I make an oatmeal kind of like this one, but minus the applesauce and plus a banana. I just can’t bring myself to have a bowl of oats without a banana! :P

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103 Ashley k January 24, 2011

I am going to bed right now so that breakfast arrives “sooner.” Cannot WAIT to try this!!

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104 Zestful Lou January 25, 2011

Mmmmmmm. I was going to have a giant green monster for breakfast tomorrow, but now I might have this instead!

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105 Jackie @ Seejacrun January 25, 2011

Oh my, that looks delicious. I might have to make this tomorrow morning :) Thanks for the recipe!! Love your blog!

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106 Emmy (Wine and Butter) January 25, 2011

That has left me hungry and I JUST finished some oatmeal! Its a shame apple sauce is so hard to get here in the UK, but I might try it just adding another really finely chopped apple and see what happens. Oatmeal is just soooo good! xox

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107 Sarah @ Flavoropolis January 25, 2011

Looks lovely! The apple pie oatmeal looks like it would actually taste remarkably like apple pie. Respect.

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108 Michal January 25, 2011

So funny – I’m eating my version of apple sauce oatmeal as I read this! But I use homemade applesauce. Raw apples can give me headaches, so probably safer for me this way. :-) (and definitely delicious!)

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109 Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner January 25, 2011

The carrot cake oatmeal looks AMAZING! I’ve been craving carrots lately like crazy, I may try this for breakfast tomorrow!

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110 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 25, 2011

I love breakfasts that taste like dessert! This apple pie oatmeal sounds sooo yummy! I don’t have any apples in the house, so I’m going to make carrot cake oatmeal right now instead!

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111 Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner January 25, 2011

Oh man, oh man, Apple Pie Oats!!!! Ohmygosh!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE THIS!!!!

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112 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete January 25, 2011

You know, as silly as it sounds, I haven’t had an apple in weeks — I’ve totally switched to eating clementines (and my usual banana per day). I need more apples in my life!

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113 starla garcia January 25, 2011

Hi Angela!
I have made 3 of your recipes in the past 1 1/2 wks. The pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls were sooo delish! i devoured one right out of the oven, made the curried lentils last night, and had pumpkin pie oatmeal this morning!
Thank you for posting such great recipes and having such a strong, positive spirit—it makes my day sometimes!

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114 Susan January 25, 2011

Yum! Both of those combos look delicious. Can’t wait for the zucchini recipe!

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115 Susan January 25, 2011

Yum! Both of those combos look delicious. Can’t wait for the zucchini recipe!

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116 Jessica Champion January 25, 2011

Thanks Angela! Great recipe. I just made this but had no applesauce so I used half a banana mashed. My 2 year old loves it! Instead of putting extra syrup on top I stirred in a bit of peanut butter. Amazing!!! You are such a creative cook and I love trying your recipes :)

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117 Angie January 25, 2011

Hi Angela! I love your blog and recipes! I am not a vegan, but i found your blog because i am looking for new creative ways to add more vegetables and fruit to my diet. What i really love about your site, is you take most of my favoite recipes and offer a healthy alternative that tastes so great i don’t feel like i miss the old recipe at all!
I have a silly question, where do you get your cute colored spoons that i see in the oatmeal photos? Also where can i get a big fat plastic straw for my green smoothies?
One more thing, i love how you use mason jars for storing things. It is economical, eco-friendly, and my favoite is that it reminds me of how my grandma did the same thing!
I am thankful to have found your lovely site, i look forward to your post each day! Take good care!

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118 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 27, 2011

I can’t remember if I replied to this comment or not, but I have answered the spoon and straw questions on my FAQ page under the food section. :) All the best,
Angela

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119 jamie January 26, 2011

i read this post before breakfast and just had to make it! ‘cept i didn’t have apples, just bananas…and i hate maple syrup…but i just used banana and a few drops of liquid stevia and holy moly the deliciousness! i had my doubts before i added the vanilla extract, thinking “damn, i really don’t want to cook another bowl of oatmeal but i just don’t like this.” but then i added the vanilla and the deliciousness came together into a bowl of magic breakfast…i’ll never doubt again! thanks for the yummy breakfast.

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120 Livvie January 29, 2011

Hmm. I made this twice! I didn’t think I would like creamy oatmeal. I like it thick and moist Apple Pie oatmeal was one of my favourite creations to make. The first time I actually mis-read the recipe and added 1.50 cups of Almond Milk instead of 1.25 – which made it too creamy (and I used a pink Gala apple which wasn’t too bad but it wasn’t omg-wow fantastic). It was much better the day after (and actually i kept tasting it cold, and it was YUM).

I made it again today – WITH the right amount of milk, Granny Smith Apples and I see the love. I see myself making this a lot. [and once I get an oven – ditto on the carrot cake oatmeal).

1 key note: I used my own applesauce. I don’t buy storebought. I used strawberry applesauce (as that’s the flavour of the week) and it gave it a nice pink sheen.

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121 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 30, 2011

Thanks for sharing! Good to know. :) I was wondering if another kind of apple would work. Interesting to play around with. :) Enjoy!

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122 RacingSlug January 30, 2011

You really should consider publishing a cook book. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

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123 Lily February 3, 2011

“My theory is that I am making up for lost time. After struggling with an eating disorder for 10 years, it is now time to have fun with food. Long gone are the days of eating the same 3 meals day in and day out and constantly feeling deprived. I like to have fun with food now, but at the same time, I want my food to work for me and leave me feeling my best.”

Wow! I could have written this myself! Angela, I’m a long-time lurker/very new blogger and I think you’re just wonderful. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Love, Lily

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124 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 3, 2011

Thank you Lily :)

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125 Angela February 20, 2011

mmm! looks great! I make apple ‘pie’ oatmeal by cooking the oats in half apple cider and half water, and then just put a little bit of allspice (thats all i like in apple desserts) with the cooking oats. i also sometimes put dried fruit in there, though not usually. when the oatmeal is done, i like to put a dollop of greek yogurt (like ice cream with pie!), some pecan pieces, and a drizzle of maple syrup

you gotta try cooking the oats in apple cider–its so delicious

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126 Maria (FlamingoPink) July 10, 2012

Love love the recipes but mostly the photos of your creations. So clean and clear and your serving dishes are most appropriate and a must use for me. I never liked oatmeal due to the texture of it, but now I can’t live without it! Mahalo!

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127 Cody July 23, 2012

I must be the first guy to make this. It was very yummy!

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128 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 24, 2012

hah well I’m happy you commented!! Glad you enjoyed it Cody.

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129 Emily E. August 6, 2012

This was DELICIOUS! I doubled the recipe and between myself and my three girls (ages 5, 3, and 1), it was licked clean! Thanks for yummy healthy breakfast recipe!

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130 Rebecca August 24, 2012

Hey thanks for this! I am altering your Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe (just the procedure) to take it camping.

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131 Bridget October 16, 2012

Just whipped this up for breakfast this cold morning and it was fabulous! Loved how big a portion it ended up being. Thanks for a great recipe.

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132 Shivani Jain November 3, 2012

wow!! I found this recipe recently and now I’m SO hooked to it!! Such a comforting warm breakfast for cold winters! I did a few changes to the recipe because I didn’t have a few ingredients. So, I replaced flax with chia seeds, I used regular milk and I skipped the apple sauce. Oh! and I didn’t even add ground ginger. Inspite of all this!! If it still tasted so delicious, I wonder how the original recipe would taste! :)

Looking forward to trying more recipes!

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133 Laura M March 3, 2013

Thanks for the delicious breakfast! Here’s how mine turned out: http://pinterest.com/pin/78813062201217671/. Yum!

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134 Meredith April 2, 2013

Yum! Angela, this really does taste like apple pie. I topped mine with cashew butter and apple butter (both from Bulk Barn) instead of the walnuts – soo good! It made a ton. I feel like I will be saving some for a snack later :)

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135 Xara April 17, 2013

Hi Angela ! I’m not especially familiar with vegan ingredients, so what are chia seeds exactly and what are their benefits ? why use this instead of another ingredient like flax for example. thank you !!!

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136 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013

Hi Xara, some of their benefits include:

3x the antioxidant strength of blueberries
5 grams of fibre per serving
15x the magnesium than broccoli
2.5x the protein in beans
6x the calcium in milk!
3x the iron in spinach
lots of omega-3 fatty acids

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137 colleen July 21, 2013

You have a fabulous site. Good on you. I was looking at the comments for keeping oatmeal. I have a recipe where you cook the oatmeal and then place it in a baking dish and let it cool. Once chilled, you can slice into squares or wedges. Top with dried fruit compotes, apple pie mixture above … whatever. My recipe fries the oatmeal wedges to reheat, but a microwave will do. Good for those who only want to cook oats once a week.

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138 Kristin Bond September 25, 2013

Hi Angela!

I actually made this very recipe this morning for breakfast and I must say it is my favorite so far! I’m excited to try some of the other things you’ve put up, but this is a must try for those who haven’t done so yet!

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139 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 26, 2013

Hey Kristin, I’m so glad you enjoyed the oatmeal! It’s a fav over here too. :) Wish I had some right now…

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140 Silvia December 9, 2013

Angela,

What a perfect time of the year to try an outstanding bowl of oatmeal, especially for someone that thought she hated oatmeal (like you did in the past). This was super amazing. I think the chia seeds are responsible for turning a regular meh oatmeal into a delicious custard. I could eat this every morning! I used a Gala apple and since I didn’t have applesauce on hand I decided to replace it with an extremely ripe banana. You have converted me. Thank you for an awesome recipe!!!

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141 Alexandra December 17, 2013

I loved this recipe, thank you so much, I finally like eating oats! I used crushed oats because these were the only ones I had in the house, and made apple sauce from scratch, cooking a chopped up apple with some water before I started the original recipe. It was a lovely dessert in winter Holland.

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142 Kat D December 28, 2013

When you use oats, are you using the usual Quaker oats or a different type?

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143 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2013

Yes Quaker rolled oats will work :) Anything that says rolled oats or regular oats usually mean the same thing! Hope this helps.

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144 Kat D December 28, 2013

Thank you! I’ve copied all of the recipes and I cannot wait to try them ALL

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145 Kate January 3, 2014

We just got 10 inches of snow dumped on us last night (the weather people were a little off on their three inch estimate). I’ve been waiting to try this oatmeal and today was the perfect day. I love this oatmeal. Even the bites with no apple taste delicious. Will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing!

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146 Emmett M February 10, 2014

Fantastic recipe. I made it this morning. My home smells like a pie factory:) It was so yummy!! Thanks!!

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147 Sarah February 13, 2014

Having this for dinner tonight. SO good! Thanks :)

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148 janine February 23, 2014

I doubled this recipe today and I know I followed the directions properly but it was way too runny. I added another handful of oats and it was perfect. I wonder if this recipe just doesn’t work if you double it?

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149 Angel June 11, 2014

Awesome recipe!
I would love to see one of an actual apple pie too. I’m sure that this oatmeal version is probably healthier but it would be great to see your versions of more common desserts as well.

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150 Brenda September 14, 2014

Could I make this with Steel Cut Oats instead of oatmeal?

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151 Paula March 16, 2015

Can I sub almond milk with rice milk or soy? Id love to make this but my son is allergic to nuts. :(

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152 Adriane January 30, 2016

I just made this and added a giant blob of peanut butter on top, and and oh my gosh can I say heaven in a bowl? I’ve been recovering from restrictive eating myself, and love finding nourishing yet beautiful recipes thank you!

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153 Maria March 4, 2016
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Oh my… Just made this one up.. Heaven in a bowl.. THANK YOU ❤️❤️❤️

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154 Angela Liddon March 4, 2016

Glad you enjoyed it, Maria!

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155 Jonathan May 18, 2016

I’ve been making this recipe for a while and I love it! I’ve modified it a bit to fit my own taste and what ingredients I usually have (wheat germ instead of chia seeds etc.) and it always comes out great. I’ve actually been experimenting with adding a little bit of curry powder to it, and I love how it turns out. Just 1/8 tsp. of curry powder for a tiny bit of warmth.

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156 Angela Liddon May 19, 2016

Curry powder sounds like such a great twist, Jonathan! Now I’m curious – I’ll have to test that out sometime, for sure.

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