Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Real Food Series: Apple, Oat & Maple Slice
Here is a yummy recipe I have now perfected....well at least I think. I started with a recipe given to me by Emma, my nutritionist - you can read about her here - and over the past few weeks I have made a few changes along the way and ended up with what you see above.
You will need to soak your oats the night before to reduce the phytic acid as this prevents nutrients from being absorbed. It also makes the slice lovely and moist. It may seem like a bit more work, but it really only takes a second to throw the oats, milk and lemon juice into a bowl and set aside on the bench.
From the pantry:
2 1/2 cups oats soaked in 1 cup of whole unprocessed milk & a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
110 grams (grass fed) butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons rapadura sugar
2 eggs from pastured chooks
1/2 cup shredded coconut
3 organic green apples - grate say 1.5 apples and cut the rest up in smallish pieces - about 1-2cm
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon baking powder (aluminium free - YES the stuff you buy in the supermarket has aluminium in it, nice huh)
a little grated lemon zest and a good squeeze or two of fresh lemon juice
Soak your oats over night in the milk and lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
2. Melt the coconut oil and butter on a low heat on the stove - once melted, set aside
3. Add all other ingredients into a mixing bowl (I mix this up by hand, no need for fancy machines for this one)
4. Add in the coconut oil and butter to the mixture
5. Pour into a large glass or stone dish - I line with a natural baking paper so that I don't need to worry about it sticking.
5. Bake in a moderate oven (about 180 degrees C) for about 40 minutes or until cooked - i.e. nice golden top and when you touch in the centre it springs back a little.
Give it a go, it is so yummy with a hot cup of tea. Abbie had some while we sat and played in the sand pit this afternoon and declared "lovely mummy".....so it must be good. My lovely friend Lisa thinks its pretty good too....
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Why not try making this - Cream and Honey Pannacotta, full of nutrient rich gelatin