I’ve been on an Apple kick lately. Particularly cold, crisp apples with a shower of cinnamon
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For those of you who read my blog regularly, (I love you ), you’re probably aware that I have a major crush on three tasty ingredients:
Greek yogurt, Kashi GOLEAN, and Ground Cinnamon.
Did I say crush?
I actually meant that I’m in a pretty committed relationship with them.
They have their own key to my apartment and a place for their toothbrush in my bathroom.
So imagine my excitement when I received an email from Jessica at Formula PR, asking if I would like to try a sample of a new cereal, GOLEAN CRISP! Cinnamon Crumbles, created by one of their clients, Kashi.
“ A combination of deliciously light and crispy whole grain clusters with natural cinnamon , toasted to perfection”
Kashi: “We packed our New! GOLEAN® Crisp!™ Cinnamon Crumble cereal with 10 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber — that’s twice the protein and fiber of the average of other cereals* — to help keep you feeling fuller longer!”
I couldn’t wait to try it out.
As I had previously stated, “It’s my favorite cereal and spice all rolled into one!”
For the most part, people like to eat their cereal out of a bowl, covered with ice cold milk and topped with a banana or other fruit of choice.
I however, prefer to use it as a topping on my yogurt, cottage cheese, and as a sweetener in my own trail mix creations.
I even mix it into my smoothies, adding a bit of a “crunch” to an otherwise boring consistency.
I’m the type of girl who likes to incorporate a lot of texture into my meals, and this morning, I knew exactly how I wanted to put these light, sweet, and protein filled cinnamon crumbles to use.
I present to you…
Apple Crisp Yogurt.
I loved the lightly dusted flavor of cinnamon sprinkled onto each cluster. It was not overpowering, and it added just the right amount of sweetness to every bite.
As I prepared my breakfast, I got to thinking about creating the dessert edition to my recipe.
Baked Apple Cinnamon Crumble
Definitely a winner in taste, nutrition and texture .
If you are a fan of Kashi products, give this cereal a try. It’s delicious in all the right ways.
They also offer another flavor, GOLEAN CRISP! Toasted Berry Crumble, and since I apparently have a thing for berries as well, I’m sure I will love it just as much.
You can find GOLEAN CRISP! Cinnamon Crumble, along with Toasted Berry Crumble at your local grocery store and natural food retailers nationwide for around $3.99 per box.
Also, check out Kashi’s website for more information, products, and recipe ideas.
Apple crisp, apple cobbler, apple pie..I love it all.
Scoop some vanilla ice cream on top with a dollop of whipped cream, and I am in heaven. The combination of warm apple and cold ice cream is amazing.
Organic Inside Out Apple Pie
Step 1: Peel, core and slice apples
Step 2: Mix apples, lemon juice,vanilla and a dash of cinnamon in bowl and pour into baking dish.
Step 3: Mix oats, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in butter and toss with hands
Step 4: Sprinkle mixture on top of apples and place into oven at 375 for 45 minutes or until topping looks golden and apples, tender.
It tastes and smells delicious.
The mixture cooled in the pan for about 5 minutes before I transferred it into a bowl with a cover. I find that this process really brings all of the flavors together, and saturates the apples in warm cinnamon goodness.
(Hint: For added protein, substitute vanilla ice cream for plain or vanilla greek yogurt!)