apple cinnamon oat bars

This is a great recipe that I found in the Whole Foods flyer and I think they’re pretty good.  The only thing that I did differently was that I used a sheet pan and made them really thin…that way they make great sandwiches with some peanut butter in the middle!  Yums!


2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 (about 1 lb) apples (I used Pink Lady and Gala apples), cored and grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Transfer to a foil- or parchment paper-lined 9″ square baking pan, press down and smooth out the top and bake until firm and golden brown, about 1 hour. Let cool in pan; cut into squares and sere warm or at room temperature.

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What is haroset you ask?  Well I didn’t know either until we happened upon it recently in a delightful store called Wholesome Market.  Haroset is a spread made of nuts and fruit, and the one that we found was made with hazelnuts, apples and dates.  It is soooooo delicious!  What a score.  It’s perfect on toast, oatmeal or even by the spoonful straight to the lips…


1 cup oatmeal
1-2 spoonfuls of haroset

Directions: Stir together and enjoy!

mOMent: What is your favorite combination of fruit and nuts? Does it transport you back in time to an earlier childhood memory? If so, what is the memory?

pear apple butter

We have a few friends who make the most delicious treats.  Yesterday they brought us some homemade pear apple butter and it was so fantastic that we couldn’t wait to put it in our om of the day!  My suggestion…find a few friends who make their own PAB and enjoy this treat.


1 C cooked oatmeal
2 T pear apple butter

Directions: Mix all together and enjoy…




mOMent: hOMemade is OM-tastic!

apple raisin pecan pie

Yeah, pretty much this is the bomb! YUM!


1/4 C oatmeal
4-5 big apples, chopped
handful of pecans
1/3 C brown sugar
2 T maple syrup
1/3 C raisins
1 t cinnamon
1 pie crust


Mix all ingredients in a big bowl and add to pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until it looks ready to devour…



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peanut butter apple pear



1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T peanut butter
1-2 t agave
1/2 apple, chopped
1/2 pear, chopped

Directions: Heat peanut butter and agave in saucepan and add fruit. Add a little water if you need to thin it out a bit at first. Cook over low heat for a few moments until fruit softens.  Mix it in oatmeal and enjoy!



mOMent: What memories would you like to have in the future, of 2011? Imagine yourself in 2012…what are your favorite memories of 2011?



chunky apple pie

Sorry folks, I don’t have a recipe for the apple pie.  I just chopped up about 6 apples, mixed them with a handful of pecans, a handful of brown sugar, a spoonful of cinnamon and a handful of raisins.  I mixed it all together and put it in a pre-made frozen pie crust.  I baked it until it was done, about an hour at 350 degrees.


1 C cooked old-fashioned oats

1 healthy scoop of homemade apple pie

Directions:  Scoop on top and dig in!


mOMent: Sometimes we don’t really need a recipe for a sweet treat.  What do you enjoy making or doing on the fly?