Oatmeal Parfait

April 25, 2008 at 11:00 am | Posted in breakfast, flaxseed meal | 10 Comments
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I knew that the gray clouds were lifting when I envisioned this for breakfast…

Layers of oatmeal, pumpkin, fage and flaxseed meal with hints of pumpkin pie and cloves. Yum!

Oatmeal Pumpkin Parfait

2/3 cup oatmeal, (measured dry then cooked in water)

3/4 cup fage, divided (I use Fage Total 0%)

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

4 T honey, divided

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp ground cloves

4 T flaxseed meal

Combine the cooked oatmeal and cloves, set aside.

Combine 1/4 cup fage with canned pumpkin, 2 Tbsp honey and pumpkin pie spice, set aside.

Combine 1/2 cup fage with 2 Tbsp honey, set aside.

To assemble, start with two heaping spoon fulls of the oatmeal mixture, then layer in the pumpkin mixture, next sprinkle 1 Tbsp of the flaxseed meal, and then the fage. Do it all again. Makes enough for two servings.

Inspired by Kath, I am serving this up for this month’s Think Spice…Think Cloves event.

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Chocolate Cake Cookies

January 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm | Posted in Dessert, flaxseed meal, sweet potato puree | 4 Comments
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As you know, I love getting veggies into my family’s foods. Here’s a little take on dh’s cookies: These are in no way “healthy”, but I was able to substitute some butter, eggs and sugar for sweet potatoes. Why sweet potato? Because they are anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants.

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Chocolate Cake Cookies (with Sweet Potato Puree)

  • 1/2 bag of Ghirardelli Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 T flaxseed meal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  • chopped walnuts

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and butter. In standing mixer’s bowl, beat eggs, sugar and sweet potato. Stir in the melted chocolate.

In a small bowl, sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Slowly add this to the chocolate mixture.

Using a sheet of plastic wrap, form the dough into a log, about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap tightly and put in the freezer at least 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap dough and with a sharp knife, cut into 1/2 inch slices. Roll the piece of dough in your hands and then flatten it a bit on the baking sheet. Garnish with a few walnuts. Bake on parchment paper or silpat mat for 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

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