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Hi Everyone,

I've been verrrryyyy delinquent in posting. And cooking. And cleaning. And now, with my hip bothering me, working out. =( =( =( =( More on all of this later. I'm posting this early in the morning just to put up SOMETHING but I have more. I promise!

This post, though, has an AMAZING recipe on it and this Apple Oatmeal Pie is super healthy AND really tasty. At least, I'm almost positive this batch was pretty tasty, since I only got to eat a very small piece!
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This recipe was actually adapted from the Baked Oatmeal Bars I've made before. I decided to make 1/3 of the recipe so that I could have about 4 servings at just under 150 cals/ fairly large serving.

Here it is:
1/2 cup oats-this is Quaker Quick Oats (150 cals)
1/8 cup + a little more walnuts, chopped (100-125 cals)
Slightly less than 1/2 cup Vanilla Slender Soy Milk (my new fave!)-35 cals
2 oz egg beater (=1 egg)-25 cals?

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And now, the real yummy stuff!
1 Granny Smith apple (finely chopped) - ~80 cals
1 tbsp "I Cant Believe It's Not Butter" spread - 50 cals
1 tbsp brown sugar - 100 cals?

Other add ins: some Calorie Free Walden Farms Caramel Syrup, 1 packet Sweet N Lo, 1 tbsp (at least) cinnamon, 1 tsp (or so) ginger.
Also consider adding some Sugar Free Maple Syrup.


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I threw the apples, "butter", brown sugar and cinnamon into a small sauce pot and sauteed them for about 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently until somewhat soft.

Threw the remaining ingredients into a bowl: it looks pretty gross and mushy when you get it together but boy is it good to taste!

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Into a small casserole dish (this comes out to about 4 slices of pie, slightly larger than a deck of cards) lined with parchment paper.

By the way, parchment paper is the greatest thing ever for those who don't love to make a big mess in the kitchen. I make a HUGE mess, but at least this gives me one less dish to wash!

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Popped in the oven at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes (my oven takes FOREVER to make stuff, I am not sure how long normal ovens would take to do this). I took it out when I was able to insert a toothpick into it and the toothpick came out clean.

The top gets all nice and brown and you can see all the apple slices peeking through there. That's because there is a WHOLE apple in here.

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When you cut inside of it you get this doughy, dense, fiber-ific interior. It's soooo filling and the unhealthiest thing in here is a bit of chemical sweetening!

This was a huge success and Boyfriend gobbled up 3/4 of this thing before I made him save me one serving for breakfast the next day.

Needless to say, I would highly recommend making this recipe!

Finally, on a personal note, I have no idea how I injured my hip or what to do about it now that it happened. Suffice it to say, things like decreasing my daily calorie intake and trying to move around as much as possible are two of the things I need to work on. So far, this morning, my breakfast was only SOMEWHAT smaller than usual. Maybe I can keep it to affordable intake at lunch! Tomorrow's post (YES, I will post tomorrow!) will show what I made for lunch AND the most satisfying 400 calorie dinner EVER.

Until then,
xoxo
Jules
 


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Serenity
09/21/2011 07:36

that looks great. not an oatmeal fan unless it's in cookies, so i hope to try this soon! hope your hip is better soon. i know that's painful. be careful!

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Kathleen
09/21/2011 21:12

It looks delicious. I would def ruin it with sugar and calorie-filled syrup and real milk with some vanilla extract though.:) I know you're a doctor but go to a doctor for your hip. I hope you feel better and I forgive you for not posting "tomorrow" like you said you would :P

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09/24/2011 10:29

Serenity:
I'm pretty sure you can taste the oatmeal in here just as much as you can in cookies (i.e. not at all). If you check out my oatmeal apple muffins you can see that actually that has 1 part oatmeal 1 part flour, so it's kind of at the user's discretion.

Kathleen:
Oops, I didn't mention but there's definitely vanilla extract in there. As for "real" milk, I would have been fine using "real" milk but I really DO enjoy the taste of vanilla soy milk better! And calorie filled syrup is fine too, the sugar free stuff is just what I have on hand! You should totally make this though, I brought in a bunch to work and it was gone in 2 minutes!

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