Apple Pie flavour, just has to be one of my favourite combos. The addition of grated zucchini adds some veggies, fibre and bulk without any flavour! Winning. A must try for the colder months, or just because you love the flavour as much as I do!
As you can see I use Stevia in many of my recipes, it's a great natural and low GI alternative to sugar, and has been a lifesaver since I went refined sugar free, and started my healthy eating journey, as it is very low in calories. I highly recommend the Natvia brand. I also recommend the use of spices to add flavour and depth to your food. No one got time for bland food. Last tip is definitely some hidden veggies. Zucchini is great in lots of dishes as it adds bulk to keep you fuller longer, and you can't taste it. You'll see it feature in many of my recipes.
Apple Pie Zoats
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
1 cup coconut water
1/2 tsp cinnamon*
1/4 tsp ground ginger*
1/8 tsp nutmeg*
1/8 tsp allspice*
(*Or I used 1 tsp Frontier Apple Pie spice - I buy from iHerb. Use my code QGJ434 for a discount off your first purchase)
1 Tbsp natural sweetener of choice (granulated stevia, rice malt or maple syrup, coconut sugar)
1/2 cup Apple & Rhubarb compote (recipe below) OR 1/2 pink lady Apple grated
1/2 zucchini finely grated (optional - will just be Apple Pie Oats otherwise!)
1/2 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp psyllium powder (optional)
On stove in a pot over medium low add milk, water, oats, compote (or grated Apple), zucchini, spices and stevia.
Stir every minute or so for approx 8-10 mins until thickened.
Remove from heat.
Top with fruit, compote, crushed pistachios and a drizzle of rice malt syrup
Apple & Rhubarb Compote
5 stalks rhubarb trimmed and chopped
2 pink lady apples peeled, cored and diced
1 cup water
1 Tbsp granulated stevia (more to taste)
Add ingredients to a non stick saucepan.
Bring to the boil then simmer on medium low for 10 minutes stirring occasionally until thickened and Apple is softened