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? ;)