Monday, 30 January 2012

Apple Crisp for Breakfast & the Miami Half Marathon

No - I didn't run the Miami Half Marathon - this girl did.  I want to send out a congratulations to my friend Gina! She ran the Miami half marathon yesterday and rocked it.  She ran this race on 3 hours sleep in 2:12!

Look at her, she doesn't even look like she ran let alone for 2 hours starting at 6am!

Gorgeous and look at how well coordinated she is, her shirt matches her bib and medal - wow!

All kidding aside - I am inspired and motivated to pick a race and write up a schedule.  Enough of these gym workouts - I need a goal race!

Now back to breakfast....

I've seen a ton of recipes on line about baked oatmeal.  I was intrigued, but then I started thinking about Apple Crisp and couldn't stop.  So I figured... Apple Crisp has oatmeal in it...right?  Apple Crisp has apples - duh - so it was to be a bit healthy.  And sometimes I put brown sugar on my oatmeal..  What if I just make it a bit healthier? 

Could Apple Crisp could qualify as breakfast?  If I added some ground flax seed, hemp hearts, and walnuts - sure.  Served over Greek yogurt... sounds like a healthy breakfast to me!

Apple Crisp Healthified!

5-6 apples peeled,cored and sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons sugar

2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 butter or margarine melted
1/4 olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 tablespoons hemp hearts
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Place apples in a 8 inch glass or metal baking dish. Toss with first amounts of cinnamon and sugar.

Mix remaining ingredients in bowl until crumbly.  Spread over apples.  Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until oatmeal mixture is slightly browned and crispy.  Serve warm or cold.

1 comment:

  1. Wow your blog is so inspiring! I'm currently training for my first half marathon and I'm beyond terrified, thanks for the motivation!! Consider me your newest follower! xoxo