Applesauce oats

This week, I have been trying to use up a lot of stuff at home instead of buying more at the grocery (saved me $20!) but I’ve had to be a little inventive in getting in my fruit servings. My preferred method is a banana sliced up in my oats, but since I did not buy any this week, I had to improvise.

Enter Applesauce Oats!

I used 1/4 cup of Musselman’s chunky applesauce (which is good except for the HFCS — trying to use it up) and cooked it with 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup water.

When it was done, I stirred in 1 tbsp flax meal and some cinnamon and topped it off with the most important part (to me): peanut butter.

It tasted really good. The chunks of apples almost make it seem like there was a “real” apple in there. I’ve still got a whole pantry of stuff to use up so next week should be pretty interesting too. But I like it; the situation forces me to be creative 😉

What is the most interesting meal you have come up with using random ingredients at home?

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on January 7, 2010, in Breakfast and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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