Although it is the middle of summer here, I have been missing the smells of Christmas – spices, honey and cinnamon! One of my favourite breakfasts just have to be ‘Overnight Oats’ (see previous post, and more to follow!), and I was wondering how I would be able to add those warm flavours with the oats and yogurt. I often add grated apple and cinnamon, but I wanted something ‘heavier’ – if that makes sense! LOL!
So, here’s a very basic “Sugar-free Apple Pie Sauce” recipe.
Apple Pie Sauce: Simmer 400g chopped apples with 3 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 teaspoon of Mixed Spice and 2 teaspoons honey. Top up with a bit of water if needed. Cook on slow heat until soft, cool off and blitz (remove cinnamon sticks first) to smooth sauce. Makes 4 portions – depending on how “stiff” it is, about 2 – 3 heaped tablespoons per serving.
This is great with the Overnight Oats (mixed with raw oats, plain yogurt and left overnight for all the ingredients to ‘blend’), as well as a quick and healthy dessert for kids – served with custard. Also try it stirred into cooked oats, add it to a smoothie (blended with milk/yogurt and banan) or mixed with muesli!