First things, first – I wrote a guest post today for Angharad’s Eating for England blog. You know you want to see more photos of those half-pound cookies I like. Mmm. And if that isn’t enough to sway you, the recipes that our English lady friend whips up are always amazing – check out her posh mac ‘n cheese dish. Swoon.
True to my word, I decided to tie on my baking apron last night. I had a big bag of Farmer’s Market apples that were just calling my name.
Megan’s Maple-Cinnamon Apple Crisp
- 6 large apples, sliced thinly
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbs butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- another 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Toss the apples with maple syrup and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and place in a lightly greased 8×8″ baking dish
- Mix together the ww flour, oats, brown sugar, and second 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Using the tines of two forks (or just use your fingers) cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly
- Top the apples with the crumbly mixture and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 F
- Note: My oven is super hot, so you might need to bake your apple crisp for a little longer.
This recipe is so healthy (whole wheat flour, oats, apples!) that you could eat it for breakfast. Actually, today I did just that.
But first, I started off with some coffee to-go, a few dried plums, and a still-dark commute to the gym. I do not like waking up before the sun.
I hit up a 7:15am spinning class (the music was only half as good as Tuesday) and then finished with a speedy 3 mile run (finished the last 400m or so around 7:00/mile pace). Pheww.
Busy morning at work, breakfast was eaten in parts.
Breakfast #1: Chobani peach greek yogurt
Actually, yesterday I received a whole CASE of these little babies. Including the elusive pineapple flavor. Hooray! It’s (almost) better than Christmas. Do you want some of your own FREE greek yogurt? There might be a give-a-way waiting for you at the end of this post….
Apple crisp with (another) dollop of greek yogurt
Lunch was the LAST of the coconut cauliflower curry. This was delicious, but cooking for one person means eating leftovers for days on end. Yeesh.
I’m sure I’ll need a lot of mini peanut butter cups a healthy snack between now and the fun pizza dinner that I have planned….stay tuned!
Live in NYC? Check out the upcoming Boho Bodega where you can purchase “green” products at wallet-friendly discounts. All proceeds from the store will benefit the non-profit New York Council on the Environment.
Pumpkin, Fennel, and Grapes – Check out this Autumn shopping list for more seasonal favorites!
And now…..a fun give-a-way!! I eat greek yogurt almost every day (love all the extra protein) and Chobani has graciously offered to send a reader some samples of their very own.
Here’s what you have to do:
1) Go to the Chobani website and take a look around.
2) Leave a comment telling me what new flavor of Chobani yogurt you’d like to see.
3) Get an extra chance at winning by linking to my give-a-way on your own blog and leaving a second comment telling me that you did so.
You have until noon on Friday, October 16th to enter. I’ll choose the most creative/yummy flavor then! Note: Must be a U.S. resident to win.
Ok. Ready? Set? Go!!