It's a cloudy day in Vancouver as I begin this post (shocking). I woke up this morning with my brain radiating with curiosity; it was time to take it to the kitchen.
I wanted to create something that warms the belly but also provides sustainable energy throughout the day, while feeding the fall-ish vibe we have been seeing around lately. I'm a little behind the pumpkin spice game, simply because I don't love pumpkins. I had a couple apples kicking around in the fridge so I sliced them up, got them soaking and used my brainpower to create something truly spectacular.
PrOATein Apple Crumble
Creamy. Dreamy. No added sugar. High in protein. Oh, and they're gluten-free, duh.
I started these little guys off by thinly slicing two Granny Smith apples and soaking them in warm water for two hours. I went out for a run in the mean time, along the False Creek Seawall. Breathing in the ocean air with an absolutely killer view took my breath away this morning.
In a bowl, I combined 1 cup of gluten-free oats, 1 tsp of sea salt, 1 scoop of vanilla isolate protein and 1 tbsp of stevia. In a separate bowl, I mixed together 1/2 cup of cashew butter, 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of stevia, melted in the microwave for about 20 seconds. I then poured the gooey mixture over the oats and combined well, and spread it evenly in a coconut oil smeared baking dish and topped it off with the sliced apples.
Threw it in the oven at 400F, for about 40-45 minutes until I saw that the edges of the oats were starting to brown. Once it has cooled, you can scoop it out and enjoy! Top it off with your favourite dairy-free frozen treat. My go-to is the CocoWhip made my So Delicious... It's like cool whip but 10x better for you. Enjoy friends!
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