Friday, July 4, 2008

American as Apple Pie (err Crumb)

I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!

Be sure to take extra care of your fur babies tonight... all those booms and bangs spook them and some will run off :(

Here's tonight's dessert at the Eggface household...

Shelly's Apple Walnut Crumb with Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Protein Ice Cream

1 1/2 Apples, chopped
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
1 Tablespoon Walnuts, chopped
dash of Cinnamon

1/3 cup Raw Almonds
1/3 cup Steel Cut Oats
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
1 Tablespoon Cold Butter

1 teaspoon per ramekin SF Caramel Sauce (I used Smucker's)

Chop apples. Toss with SF syrup, cinnamon and walnuts and spoon an equal amount in each of the 4-4 oz. ramekins. Set aside.

Whiz almonds in a mini food processor till fine. Add the rest of the ingredients and whiz again till thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle clumps of the topping equally over each ramekin of fruit. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden.

Serve crumbs hot or cold. When cooled I drizzled 1 teaspoon (per ramekin) of SF Caramel Sauce on top. Nuke for 15 seconds to get to drizzle consistency. I'm serving them with a scoop of Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Protein Ice Cream on the side.

A blog reader and I were discussing our pre-op favorite Ice Cream as being Ben & Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk. Here's my weight loss surgery friendly version minus the chocolate chunks which I always thought took away from the oatmeal cinnamony yumminess. I decided to whip up a batch to go along side my Apple Walnut Crumbs for tonight's 4th of July holiday dessert.

Shelly's Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Protein Ice Cream

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 an Iced Oatmeal Raisin Luna Bar, chopped fine

Mix together milk, cinnamon, protein & syrup. I used this gadget to mix it up. It makes it airy and lump free. Pour into ice cream maker. Follow your machine's instructions for freezing. 5 minutes before done add the chopped bar. You can eat it right away it is soft serve-ish but I like to put it in the freezer to set for an hour. Optional: toss in SF chocolate chunks when you toss in the Luna bar pieces or top with Smucker's SF Hot Fudge Sauce or grated SF Chocolate (for the chunk part).

Ummm Ben who? Jerry who? ;)


Sarah said...

I'm so excited you put a recipe up!! Thanks, Shelly.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks for encouraging me to make this version! I hope you love it.


Shari (Jupiter6) said...

Know what's really nice with the homemade ice creams, Michelle? Wegman's here carries a cinnamon soy crisp-- 5 of 'em with a half cup of ice cream is just sublime-!

Kathy W. said...

You are killing me with the ice creams. I drool like a fool. Just wanted to tell you I made the fiesta beef bites for a party yesterday and they were wonderful. I modified it and left out the onions due to my allergies. I am making them again today. One batch with everything, one without chilies and pimentoes.

DCY said...

I was wondering if you were going to whip up something Red, White and Blue, but this is even better. MMMMMM!!!!!

amorial said...

Shelly - I couldn't handle the temptation any longer. I ordered the same ice cream maker and frother that you have and will get it on the 10th!! I LOVE peanut butter how about a cool idea for some ice cream with it?

nolavampiregal said...

This was ab fab!!! Made it last night. Didn't last too long! I couldn't find a luna bar so crushed up two iced oatmeal cookies into it instead. So easy and delish. We won't be going to the store any time soon to buy ice cream now that we have this recipe!!!

ItsMoiRach said...

Okay so 1 year and a few months after you post this recipe I decided I am going to post a comment! lol

I just made the ice cream..My non-op significant other LOVES it! She is trying to diet and always gets off track because of Ben & Jerry's Oatmeal Ice cream....She said now she doesn't feel deprived

I tasted a tee bit and got to say YUM YUM YUM!