Breakfast

Cinnamon Apple Tarts! A light, flakey & subtly sweet dessert

If you haven't already realized or, if you are new to my blog, I'm all about delicious but simple and stress-free recipes and meals.  I eat most foods but, in this space, you'll find a bit healthier recipes.  I'm out to prove that healthier meals can be delicious, that they don't equal deprivation AND that they don't have to be complicated.  And, seeing as my background is in mainly wellness, exercise and sports nutrition (both adult and pediatric), my recipes are all created with this theme in mind.  I have a few principles that I follow when thinking up dinners,  principles that work whether I am cooking for one, cooking for the family, or cooking for an entire house of guests.  I won't go into detail about them today but I can tell you that following these is what allows me to create balance and keep flavor at our table each week.  These principles are getting summed up in an upcoming post, so stay tuned!  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy today's recipe, these Cinnamon Apple Tarts, that are just sweet enough, light enough and simple enough to make the menu of many celebratory and more time-consuming meals. 

A little story behind their creation...

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These apple cinnamony treats came about when Kyle and I were having my Bible Study leader and her husband over for dinner.  I have been in her Bible Study for probably about 5 years to the point that she is like family.  She even flew up to Memphis to attend my mom's funeral, a woman she had never met.  I got to know her husband through being at their house every other week for Bible Study and through our church.  After I met Kyle, they welcomed him into their lives, joining us for dinners and brunches and lending words of wisdom when we needed it.  Her husband actually ended up being one of the ministers that married us.  So, with all of this to say, these were some very special dinner guests.  That night I, with Kyle as my sous chef :) , made some of my favorite dishes - a Roasted Beef Tenderloin with a Rosemary Chocolate and Wine Sauce (thank you, Ellie Krieger!!  This dish is delicious and one of my favorites for special occasions and entertaining!), roasted root veggies, spinach and brown butter gnocchi and a mixed greens salad.  This might sound complicated but it fits perfectly with those "Three Principles for Simplified Dinners".

For these tarts - the key to preparing them is pulling the pastry dough out of the freezer before dinner begins because they need about 40ish minutes to thaw.  You can either have your apples already sliced or do a quick slice after dinner before throwing them in the oven.  On this particular occasion, I had the pastry thawing and then, as everyone was taking their last bites of dinner, I tucked away into the kitchen, assembled the tarts (using apples I had sliced before dinner) and then baked them in the oven for about 15 minutes while I joined the rest of the conversation.  When they were done I broiled them for just a minute and then plated them and served each with a ramekin of cold and creamy Blue Bell vanilla bean ice cream (everything is better with Blue Bell in this house).  They were simple and light, the perfect ending to a satisfying and filling meal.

So, here you go - my recipe for Cinnamon Apple Tarts.  I hope they bring your future dinners many happy endings :)

Happy Fueling!

Taylor

 

CINNAMON APPLE TARTS: a light, flakey & subtly sweet dessert

Makes 18 tarts 

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 rectangles of a puff pastry sheet, thawed for about 45 minutes
  • 1 red apple (like golden delicious)
  • 1/2 green apple (like granny smith)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of regular sugar
  • 4 teaspoons honey

 

DIRECTIONS:

 1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and dust a baking sheet with flour.  2.  Using 6 of the long rectangular sheets of puff pastry, cut each into 3 smaller squares (should end up with 18 squares).  3.  Slice each apple in half.  Then, place cut side of each apple half on cutting board cut into another half lengthwise, along the length of the core.  Keeping apple in that same position, begin slicing from the side you just cut, inwards.  Repeat with each section of apple so that you have 32 red apple slices and 16 green apple slices.

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and dust a baking sheet with flour.

2.  Using 6 of the long rectangular sheets of puff pastry, cut each into 3 smaller squares (should end up with 18 squares).

3.  Slice each apple in half.  Then, place cut side of each apple half on cutting board cut into another half lengthwise, along the length of the core.  Keeping apple in that same position, begin slicing from the side you just cut, inwards.  Repeat with each section of apple so that you have 32 red apple slices and 16 green apple slices.

 4.  Layer the top of each pastry square with 3 apple slices - 2 red and 1 green.

4.  Layer the top of each pastry square with 3 apple slices - 2 red and 1 green.

 5.  Drizzle apple slices with half of the honey and sprinkle with cinnamon (I really just eyeball the honey I drizzle on each tart.  Don't stress about being super precise - just have fun drizzling a little over each tart, saving enough to drizzle each again in a little bit!)  6.  Place the pastry squares on the baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes.  7.  At 8 minutes, remove the tarts, drizzle with remainder of the honey and bake for about 5 - 8 minutes more.  8.  After baking, remove tarts from the oven and turn the oven to broil.  Sprinkle each tart with a little granulated sugar and place under the broiler for about 30 to 60 seconds until the tops are browned and caramelized..  Make sure to watch them so they don't burn!   

5.  Drizzle apple slices with half of the honey and sprinkle with cinnamon (I really just eyeball the honey I drizzle on each tart.  Don't stress about being super precise - just have fun drizzling a little over each tart, saving enough to drizzle each again in a little bit!)

6.  Place the pastry squares on the baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes.

7.  At 8 minutes, remove the tarts, drizzle with remainder of the honey and bake for about 5 - 8 minutes more.

8.  After baking, remove tarts from the oven and turn the oven to broil.  Sprinkle each tart with a little granulated sugar and place under the broiler for about 30 to 60 seconds until the tops are browned and caramelized..  Make sure to watch them so they don't burn!   

 9.  Remove finished tarts from the oven and let sit a moment while you scoop out ice cream, pour your coffee, or put together whatever you choose to serve them with :)

9.  Remove finished tarts from the oven and let sit a moment while you scoop out ice cream, pour your coffee, or put together whatever you choose to serve them with :)

 10.  Serve and enjoy!

10.  Serve and enjoy!

Serve it again!

Store any uneaten tarts in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.  When ready to eat again, remove from fridge and place on foil or baking sheet.  Reheat in a preheated 350 F oven for about 10 minutes.

Breakfast anyone?  While not the best pre or post - exercise breakfast, these make a great accompaniment if hosting a big weekend brunch or they serve as perfect leisurely weekend homemade pastry.

 

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Cinnamon Apple Tarts
Light, flakey and subtly sweet
Ingredients
  • 6 rectangles of a puff pastry sheet, thawed for about 45 minutes
  • 1 red apple (like golden delicious)
  • 1/2 green apple (like granny smith)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch regular sugar
  • 4 teaspoons honey
Instructions
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and dust a baking sheet with flour.2. Using 6 of the long rectangular sheets of puff pastry, cut each into 3 smaller squares / rectangles (should end up with 18 squares).3.  Slice each apple in half.  Then, place cut side of each apple half on cutting board cut into another half lengthwise, along the length of the core.  Keeping apple in that same position, begin slicing from the side you just cut, inwards.  Repeat with each section of apple so that you have 32 red apple slices and 16 green apple slices.4.  Layer the top of each pastry square with 3 apple slices - 2 red and 1 green.5.  Drizzle apple slices with half of the honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.6.  Place the pastry squares on the baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes.7.  At 8 minutes, remove the tarts, drizzle with remainder of the honey and bake for about 5 - 8 minutes more.8.  After baking, remove tarts from the oven and turn the oven to broil.  Sprinkle each tart with a little granulated sugar and place under the broiler for about 45 to 60 seconds until the tops are browned and caramelized..  Make sure to watch them so they don't burn!   9.  Remove finished tarts from the oven and let sit a moment while you scoop out ice cream, pour your coffee, or put together whatever you choose to serve them with :)10.  Serve and enjoy!
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Oven Burst Cherry Tomatoes

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Hey there!  Question for you today - how often do you decide not to meal or ingredient prep for the week and instead pick up fast food or dine out because those "light" recipes you find in magazines are boring and bland or whatever you cook up is typically tasteless???

Well, today I may have a solution for you.  Today I'm sharing my Oven Burst Cherry Tomatoes.  I'm usually not so absolute but I mean it when I say these guys make pretty much any dish better (which is why, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably see these so often!) Even if you are not a tomato lover, I would at least give these a try.  Whether you roast or broil them, the cooking of these under high heat brings out their sweetness, replacing some of that strong acidity you usually find with raw tomatoes. 

I use this recipe to give depth and flavor to so many meals and snacks.  When added to less-seasoned dishes the tomatoes add bursts of sweetness and their juices gently permeate throughout, lending a totally new element to the dish.  I love roasting up a batch of these and keeping them in my fridge for the week.  They are the perfect addition to so many of my simpler dishes that I throw together between meetings or in the morning with my eggs. 

If you find yourself pressed for time during the week and those meals you throw together in minutes are usually bland and lacking, I highly recommend trying to add some of these sweet yet savory tomatoes to your dishes.  It's such a quick and simple way to add tons of flavor!

So here you go - the recipe for my Oven Burst Cherry Tomatoes.

Happy Fueling!

Taylor

 

oven burst cherry tomatoes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt  ( I use a pinch - not a lot at all)
  • Optional - fresh or dried herbs, such as Italian Seasoning, thyme, rosemary, oregano

DIRECTIONS

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1.  Preheat a broiler on high.  

2.  Cover a small to medium - sized baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

3.  Rinse the tomatoes, pat dry, and add to a medium-sized mixing bowl.

4.  Add in 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons) olive oil.

5.  Add in a pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon) and any herbs you choose to add (my go-to's are often about 2 teaspoons of Italian Seasoning or 1 tsp thyme + 1 tsp oregano, OR I keep it simple and just add the pinch of salt!)

6.  Stir all together with a rubber spatula until oil and salt is well dispersed over all tomatoes.

 7.  Spread tomatoes out on parchment - lined baking sheet.

7.  Spread tomatoes out on parchment - lined baking sheet.

 8.  Place your baking sheet in the preheated oven (broiler) and let cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring tomatoes at about 4 to 5 minutes for event cooking.  

8.  Place your baking sheet in the preheated oven (broiler) and let cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring tomatoes at about 4 to 5 minutes for event cooking.  

 9.  Tomatoes are done when they have all started to burst and the skins begin to blacken.  10.  Add to dishes immediately or allow to cool and store in an air-tight container to use throughout the week!

9.  Tomatoes are done when they have all started to burst and the skins begin to blacken.

10.  Add to dishes immediately or allow to cool and store in an air-tight container to use throughout the week!

 

what's in this??

Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, lycopene, vitamin K and potassium!  Did you know that cooking the tomatoes makes their lycopene content stronger and more available to the body?!  And the vitamin C in the tomatoes helps our bodies absorb any non-meat source of iron (found in dark leafy greens, whole grains, and more).  A great thing to consider for you vegetarians and vegans out there!

Oh So Simple Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Oh So Simple Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oats

and a few facts about your post-workout meal 

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As you all know, I have been on a bit of an overnight oats kick lately.  A bit behind the trend, I'm aware, but, then again, I've never been super trendy.  These have been such a time-saver in the last month, though!  With work fully underway in its busiest time and my Junior League commitments still going strong I need something quick and easy but that still tastes delicious and leaves me satisfied.  I will say it's a toss-up between these and my SunButter Banana Oats for which I like best.  The SunButter oats are a bit more savory, while these definitely have that fruiter juicier taste from the cherries and the yogurt.  I have resolved to alternating for the time-being because I really love them both.  I can keep these in the fridge for a quick breakfast in the morning or a part of a heartier snack. 

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Not only are these great for a basic breakfast but these oats could also be a great post-run or post - workout meal or snack (depending on who you are and what type of athlete / exerciser you are) due to their combination of protein and quality carbohydrate.  The protein in this dish is helpful to repair any large or small tears in our muscle as a result of exercise and the carbohydrate repletes drained glycogen (stored carbohydrate) stores and provides the body with more energy.  A body receiving a post- intense - workout meal without carbohydrate may end up having to use protein for energy instead, which could hinder maintaining or building lean muscle.   So, in short, this dish provides the protein the body needs to repair and build muscle and the carbohydrates it needs for energy and to spare protein.

This could be a good post-workout breakfast for early morning exercisers, especially if it's hard to eat something first thing.  If you're someone who has trouble eating before early morning practices grab something simple like a piece of fresh fruit, dried fruit or dry cereal prior to your workout and make sure to refuel with a balanced breakfast of protein & carbohydrate like these Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oats!  And if you're an athlete that needs more than this post-workout try doubling the ingredients or add an egg or two on the side!

Happy Fueling!

Taylor

 

Oh So Simple Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Makes 1 serving (1 "jar")

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons rolled oats 
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen halved cherries (they came whole and I cut them in half w/ a sharp knife)
  • 1/4 cup cherry yogurt (I love mine with Siggi's 2% black cherry yogurt!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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DIRECTIONS:

To a small or medium-sized mason jar* add ingredients in the following order:

  1.   1/4 cup rolled oats
  2.   1/4 cup 1% milk
  3.   1/4 cup frozen halved cherries
  4.   1/4 cup black cherry yogurt
  5.   1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  6.   3 tablespoons rolled oats
  7.   1/4 cup frozen halved cherries

* my sister - in - law puts her in saved salsa jars , which I think is a great idea too!  I'm trying it next time!

 

WHAT'S IN THIS??

Rolled Oats:  fiber, iron, vitamin D, thiamin, phosphorus, magnesium, protein, carbohydrate

1% milk:  protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, carbohydrate

Yogurt: protein, calcium, carbohydrate

Cherries:  fiber, carbohydrate small amounts of vitamin C & calcium;  currently being studied for their potential possible positive influence on inflammation and post-exercise soreness!

 

NUTRITION INFO (per serving)

265 calories;  15.75 g protein;  42 g carb;  7 g total fat (1.5 g sat, 0 g mono, 1 g poly);  4.5 g fiber;  21 g sugar (0 g added); 253.5 mg calcium;  95 mg Na;  1.75 mg iron

 

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Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oats
A quick, simple and satisfying start to your day. Also a great option for your post-morning-workout breakfast!
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons rolled oats 
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen halved cherries (they came whole and I cut them in half w/ a sharp knife)
  • 1/4 cup cherry yogurt (I love mine with Siggi's 2% black cherry yogurt!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
1. To a small to medium mason jar add 1/4 cup rolled oats. 2. Add 1/4 cup milk.3. Add 1/4 cup halved cherries.4. Add 1/4 cup cherry yogurt.5. Add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.6. Add 3 tablespoons rolled oats.7. Add 1/4 cup halved cherries.8. Seal the lid onto the jar and place in the refrigerator to sit overnight.9. Pull out of the fridge in the morning and enjoy!
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SunButter Banana Overnight Oats

sunbutter banana overnight oats

A SIMPLE, FUELING & FEEL-GOOD START TO LIFE'S CRAZY MORNINGS

 Overnight Oats, prepped pretty and ready to go!  #pictureperfect

Overnight Oats, prepped pretty and ready to go!

#pictureperfect

Hi friends!  Hope your 2018 is off to a wonderful start.  This month, I have kicked things off by experimenting with new breakfast possibilities.  As I mentioned in a previous IG post, I have always been a breakfast eater but sometimes, when pressed for time, it's not always the most substantial breakfast I could have.  So this month I have been making it more of a priority to get a substantial (yet still quick and simple) breakfast - one that really tides me over until lunch.  After the first week of these more substantial breakfasts, just as I suspected, I have been much more productive during those morning hours (which is great, because mornings are my favorite).  Not only that, but I am not ravenous for lunch so can make the best choices that I know will fill me up and give me energy through the rest of my workday  (v.s. feeling lethargic and worn out at 2 p.m.).  It even makes those afternoon workouts better!

 Overnight Oats, messy and mixed and ready to eat!  #reality

Overnight Oats, messy and mixed and ready to eat!

#reality

You may be asking, "What do you mean by 'substantial'"?  Well, by "substantial" I mean a breakfast that contains at least10 - 20 grams of protein, some quality carbohydrate, whether that comes from fruit, yogurt or whole grains, and / or some healthy fat.  My breakfasts this last week consisted of scrambled eggs and fruit, high protein yogurts with my current favorite Purely Elizabeth blueberry granola and some fruit, and several overnight oat varieties, including this new discovery, my SunButter Banana Overnight Oats.  I know, I know, overnight oats are old news.  I'm well aware.  However, as popular as they have been, I'm just now jumping on board.  I've played with different flavors, including a blueberry variety and a cherry one that is packed with flavor, not to mention the nutritious benefits!  I'll certainly give you details on these other satisfying varieties but today it is all about this Sun Butter Banana variety that has earned a spot for itself on my "breakfast go-to" list.

This bowl is full of quality carbohydrates from the milk, oats and banana, packed with protein from the oats, milk and SunButter, full of fiber from the banana and oats, and offers some healthy fats from the SunButter.  This one-bowl-breakfast keeps me full and energized until lunch and all I have to do in the mornings is take it out of the refrigerator and stir all of the layers together.  Perfection!

So, here you go - my recipe for this SunButter Banana Overnight Oats.  I hope it simplifies and fuels your morning and, for those non-breakfast eaters out there, gets you on the breakfast eating bandwagon. 

Happy Fueling!

Taylor

 

SUNBUTTER BANANA OVERNIGHT OATS: 

A SIMPLE, FUELING & FEEL-GOOD START TO LIFE'S CRAZY MORNINGS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats*
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 small (6" - 7" long) banana, cut into two halves.
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter (I used SunButter here) or other seed or nut butter

* I recommend the regular rolled oats.  Steel cut may not soften enough over night and still be tough in the morning and the quick cooking oats may get too mushy.

DIRECTIONS:

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  1. In a small bowl or on a cutting board, mash 1 of the banana halves.
  2. To a medium size container or mason jar add 1/4 cup dry oats.
  3. Add the 1/4 cup milk.
  4. Add the mashed half of the banana.
  5. Add 1 tbsp seed, peanut or nut butter, spreading as evenly over the mashed banana layer as you can.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon over the seed/peanut/nut butter layer.
  7. Top cinnamon with 3 more tablespoons of dry rolled oats.
  8. Add 2 tablespoons of milk.
  9. Seal the jar / container with its lid.
  10. Place in the refrigerator over night.
  11. In the morning, top the oats with sliced bananas from the remaining half of banana.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

 

what's in this?

Oats:  fiber, iron, vitamin D, thiamin, phosphorus, magnesium, protein

Milk:  protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin B12, phosphorus

SunButter:  mono & polyunsaturated fats, fiber, iron, niacin, protein, vitamin E, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese

Bananas:  potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese

Cinnamon:  manganese and a little calcium

 

nutrition info:

380 calories;  12 g protein;  58 g carb;  13 g total fat (2 g sat, 7 g mono, 3 g poly);  8 g fiber;  19 g sugar (0 g added);  5 mg cholesterol;  155 mg calcium;  743 mg potassium;  103 mg Na;  3 mg iron;  145 mg magnesium;  3 mg zing;  381 mg phosphorus;  1 ug vitamin D;  

 

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SunButter Banana Overnight Oats
A simple, fueling, feel-good start to life's crazy mornings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 1 small (6" - 7" long) banana, cut into two halves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter (I used SunButter here) or other seed or nut butter
Instructions
1. In a small bowl or on a cutting board, mash one of the banana halves.2. To a medium size container or mason jar add 1/4 cup dry oats.3. Add the 1/4 cup milk.4. Add the mashed half of the banana.5. Add 1 tbsp seed, peanut or nut butter, spreading as evenly over the mashed banana layer as you can.6. Sprinkle cinnamon over the seed/peanut/nut butter layer.7. Top cinnamon with 3 more tablespoons of dry rolled oats.8. Add the 2 tablespoons of milk.9. Seal the jar or container with its lid.10. Place in the refrigerator over night.11. In the morning, top the oats with sliced bananas from the remaining half of banana.12. Enjoy!
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Warm Apple Cinnamon SunButter Waffle: a deliciously simple and satisfying way to start the day + A Few Facts on Fiber

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Recently I have been working on a couple of articles - one illustrating ways to increase protein at breakfast and one illustrating appetizing breakfast, lunch and dinner options with fiber.  While I have not yet finished the posts (stay tuned), I have come up with a super simple, warm and delicious way to start my day.  What I liked about this discovery was that not only did it provide me with a new quick and simple recipe but it also tied in with some common questions I get from clients, allowing me to provide a teaching point or two along with my recipe.   

So, before I share this recipe with you I want to talk a smidge on the topic that inspired today's recipe and that is the topic of FIBER.  I know, super thrilling.  Don't worry, the recipe is much more exciting :) Fiber - how much do we need and why do we need it?  Well, if you're a female between 18 and 50, you want 25 grams a day.  If you're a male between 18 and 50 you want 38 grams a day.  Men over 50 want 30 grams a day and women over 50 want 21 grams a day.  Fiber does all kinds of great things for us like promote a healthy gastrointestinal system, help lower our cholesterol, keep our blood sugars steady, and help us feel full.  Fiber can be SOLUBLE or INSOLUBLE and I have explained the differences below.  While some foods are higher in one type of fiber than the other, both forms are usually present to some degree.  As a general guideline, I wouldn't overthink it - just make sure you get a variety of these fiber-filled foods each day.

Soluble fiber attracts and absorbs water during digestion, which helps slow digestion and, therefore, keeps you fuller longer and keeps blood sugars steady (slower digestion means slower release of glucose into the blood stream).  This is also the fiber that has been found to help lower our blood cholesterol because it can bind to LDL, which is then removed from the body with the fiber. Soluble Fiber is found in foods such as: oat bran, oatmeal, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, apples, pears and blueberries. It is also found in psyllium, which is a popular fiber supplement.

Insoluble Fiber adds bulk and helps move everything through your stomach and intestines.  It also helps create a feeling of fullness, which can aid in weight management.  Insoluble fiber is found in foods such as: wheat bran, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole grains.

Now that I've dazzled you with the sciencey stuff, I want to share with you the yummy breakfast creation that came from this.  I was trying to think of a recipe that I, and hopefully others, could get excited about and one that would also be a good source of a fiber.  That is where this Cinnamon Apple SunButter Waffle came about.  I played around in the kitchen trying to think of ways to mix textures as well as flavors and I was so pleasantly surprised after taking my first bite of this waffle.  You don't have to bake it at the end if you don't have time, but if you do have the time, I highly recommend it.  The first time I tested this I did not bake the assembled waffle in the oven and it was good, but baking it at the end is way better!  Throwing it in the oven at the end softens and sweetens the apples while getting the waffle a little bit crispier on the outside.  You basically get warm cinnamon apples on a waffle.  But not just a plain waffle - a crispy on the outside waffle spread with warm creamy Sun Butter (or peanut butter, almond butter, etc.).  All of this topped with crunchy granola, tart dried cranberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon makes it anything but ordinary. I can't wait to make another.  Mmmmmmmm. Hope you have the time to give this one a try! 

Happy Fueling!

Taylor

Warm Apple Cinnamon SunButter Waffle

Serves 1

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 whole grain waffle ( I used Kashi brand)
  • 2 tablespoons SunButter (or your favorite nut or seed butter)
  • 3 fresh apple slices (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granola

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toast waffle in the toaster to desired doneness.
  3. Once waffle is toasted, place on a baking sheet and spread the SunButter over the top.
  4. Layer apple slices flat across the Sun Butter.
  5. Sprinkle the cranberries, cinnamon and granola over the apples and Sun Butter.
  6. Place baking sheet in the preheated oven, baking waffle for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove waffle from oven, serve and enjoy!

 

what's in this?

waffle... fiber, protein, iron

sun butter... protein, fat (majority poly and monounsaturated fat), magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin E, vitamin B6

apples... fiber, vitamin C

cinnamon... manganese, calcium

KIND granola.... protein, fiber, iron

 

Nutrition Facts, per serving:

Calories 340  |  Protein 9.5 g  |  Carbs 63 g  |  Fat  21.1 g total (5.3 g sat)  |  Sodium 158 mg  |  Fiber 10 g  |  Calcium 100 mg 

 

 

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Warm Apple Cinnamon Sun Butter Waffle
Ingredients
  • 1 whole grain waffle (I used Kashi)
  • 2 tablespoons creamy Sun Butter
  • 3 thin fresh apple slices
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granola
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.2. Toast waffle in the toaster to desired doneness.3. Once waffle is toasted, place on a baking sheet and spread the Sun Butter over the top.4. Layer apple slices flat across the Sun Butter.5. Sprinkle the cranberries, cinnamon and granola over the apples and Sun Butter.6. Place baking sheet in the preheated oven, baking waffle for 10 to 15 minutes.7. Remove waffle from oven, serve and enjoy!
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