This comforting, naturally sweetened breakfast could pass for dessert! This breakfast is perfect for the "all things apples & cinnamon” season that is Fall. Serve warm and top with a little dollop of the yoghurt mixture.
6 c apples, peeled and diced (You’ll need 8-9 medium-sized apples)
2 tbsp cinnamon, divided 2 c slow cook rolled oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 c dates, roughly chopped
1 c almond, other non-dairy milk or cow's milk
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
Topping - Mix Together:
1/2 c plain yoghurt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
Peel and dice apples. Toss with 1 tbsp of cinnamon then place apples in the bottom of an ungreased pie plate.
In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, baking powder, remaining 1 tbsp of cinnamon, ginger, allspice & salt.
In a blender or food processor, blend dates, milk, apple sauce,...
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 large leeks (white and light green parts only)coarsely sliced
4 cloves garlic crushed
6 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
2 bay leaves
1.5 tsp dried thyme leaves
1.5 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp pepper
4 c low-sodium veggie broth
2 c unsweetened almond (or cow’s) milk
1 c plain yoghurt (greek or any type is fine, avoid fat-free)
To make: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add leeks and garlic and cook a few minutes until leeks softened. Add potatoes, bay leaves, thyme, salt, nutmeg, and pepper and stir to coat. Add broth and milk and bring to a low boil, then immediately reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes tender. Remove from heat. Remove bay leaves, stir in yoghurt.
Blend in stand blender or with immersion blender until smooth. (Careful: hot liquids in a blender can be messy - let the steam escape and hold your lid on!)
Makes about 9 cups (Serves 5).
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