Fruit Compote

Let’s face it: mornings suck. So let me paint you a picture of how they can be less sucky: you wake up, leap out of bed because you know you’ll soon be enjoying a delicious breakfast, brush your teeth, make and enjoy said delicious breakfast, get ready for school and leave the house feeling satisfied and happy that you got to eat something awesome. This fruit compote can make all of that happen😍😍 It’s super easy to make and tastes absolutely amazing with oatmeal, yogurt, or even on toast. It’s also full of fruit and contains no added sugar, which makes it a great, healthy way to start your day. Now go ahead and get ready to slay your mornings, because this compote is pretty dang good.

Fruit Compote

Servings: 1-2

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a banana, sliced
  • 1/2 an apple, diced
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 cup berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Throw everything into a small pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat the low and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, until the fruit has softened and most of the water has been cooked off.
  3. Enjoy over yogurt or oatmeal;)

That’s about it! I love this compote so much because of its delicious simplicity. Hope you enjoy!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked

Cinnamon Raisin Apple Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day!! I wasn’t able to post yesterday, but you should be glad I made you wait because I have waaay more time today and was able to make these delicious pancakes. If I would’ve posted yesterday it probably would’ve been a nasty spinach salad or something. Pancakes are the best, man. Especially when they have apples and raisins in them like these ones do! They’re sweet and cinnamony and come together faster than it takes me to eat a whole batch, and trust me, I’m a pretty speedy eater when pancakes are involved. Now I’ll let you get to the recipe, because I don’t know about you, but I don’t like when blogs write twenty million things that you have to scroll through before you get to the pancakes. BRING ON THE PANCAKES ALREADY!

Cinnamon Raisin Apple Pancakes

Servings: 2

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine the oats, banana, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut oil, baking powder and water until smooth. Transfer the batter to a bowl and stir in the apples and raisins.
  2. Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Spoon the batter into the pan by tablespoons. Cook the pancakes on the first side until bubbles appear and stay in the pancake, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  3. Enjoy!!

Hope you like these beauties!! I’m pretty sure that they would freeze well, and you could just nuke some in the microwave in a Monday morning and be good to go. That’s the kind of pick me up I need on a Monday, anyway.

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Fig Bites

Hi!! Hope your Monday wasn’t too bad;) I have something that’ll make it 1000% better- fig bites! Dried figs are where it’s at people, they’re the perfect sweet and healthy treat. This recipe uses dried figs, oats and cinnamon to make the PERFECT snack or dessert in like 30 minutes. These bites taste like a cinnamon raisin cookie and I. LOVE. THEM. 👌👌👌

Fig Bites

Serves: Makes 12 bites

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 15 dried figs
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Fill a small pot with water and bring it to a boil. Remove from the heat and add in the figs, letting them soak for about 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the figs to a blender, along with two tablespoons of the soaking liquid. Blend until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Scoop the fig paste into a bowl and mix in the oats and cinnamon. Roll out 12 tablespoon sized balls, and place in a container in the fridge.
  4. Enjoy!

Hope these fuel you during any exams you might have coming up!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Apple Pie

Hi guys! There’s nothing better to end off the week than a nice slice of Apple Pie, and that’s just what I made today. This Pie has a super easy to make crust, a delicious, cinnamony filling, and is no bake!!! There’s no refined sugar in it either, and is healthy so you can feel good about eating it. Don’t get me wrong though; this Pie is SUPER tasty, especially when it comes to the filling. Hope you enjoy!!

Apple Pie

Serves: Makes 1 9-inch pie

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water

For the filling:

  • 3 medium apples, diced
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbs vanilla
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs oat flour

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the crust ingredients until a dough forms. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate, taking a little bit out if the crust is too thick. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 15 minutes, then place in the fridge.
  2. In a pot, add in the apples, cinnamon, vanilla and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Let the filling cook for 10-15 minutes until the apples are soft and any remaining liquid is syrupy. Add in the oat flour and cook for another 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  3. Let the filling cool, then spread it in an even layer on the crust. Cover with plastic wrap again and place in the fridge to cool completely before eating.
  4. Enjoy!

This Pie is just what you need to snuggle up by the fire with on those cold winter nights;) Have a great weekend everyone!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked:)))

Festive Jam Cookies

Hey people:) I have another dessert recipe today because I have a sweet tooth that cannot be satisfied! Since cookies are the creme de la creme of Christmas baking, I had to put my spin on the classic sugar cookie. These Festive Jam Cookies are crumbly and delicate and filled with a delicious homemade jam. Store bought works too, but making your own eliminates all of the refined sugar. They look beautiful on a holiday dessert platter, are gluten free and vegan! Hope you enjoy these mouth watering treats;))

Festive Jam Cookies

Serves: Makes about 12 Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 2 tbs water (plus more if needed)

For the Jam

  • 2 cups frozen berries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tbsp oat flour

Directions:

  1. Stir together the oat flour and spices in a large bowl. Add in the coconut oil and maple syrup and combine until a crumbly mixture forms. Add in the water and use your hands to form a dough.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. On a clean surface, roll out the cookie dough. Use a doughnut-shaped cutter to cut out individual cookies and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. If at any time the dough becomes too dry to roll out, and a tablespoon of water and knead it into the dough.
  4. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes, until they’re slightly browned on the bottom. Let cool completely before filling with jam.
  5. While the cookies are baking and cooling, combine the frozen berries and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for about 6 minutes, until most of the water has cooked off and the berries are thawed. Use a potato masher to mash the berries, leaving about half of them whole. Stir in the oat flour and continue to simmer for another few minutes until the Jam has thickened. Set aside and let it cool completely.
  6. Once the Jam and cookies are both cool, start assembling. Scoop the Jam onto the bottom flat side of a cookie. Gently press another cookie on top to form a sandwich, making sure that the top of the cookie is facing up. Repeat this process until the rest of the cookies have been filled.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!!

See you guys Wednesday! In the meantime I’ll be munching on a bunch of Christmas treats…

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))