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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

Check out these healthy Apple Cinnamon breakfast muffins! Made with oat flour and topped with cranberries, almonds, and flax seeds. Perfect for an on the go snack. Plus, they’re vegan!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old fashioned oats (blend to make flour)
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup small diced apple
  • Mixed almonds, cranberries, flax seeds

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well until everything is combined.
  3. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and scoop oatmeal mixture. The mixture will be a little watery, so it’s important to mix well before each scoop to make sure you get an even combination of milk and oats.
  4. Top with almonds, cranberries, flax seeds.
  5. Bake oatmeal cups for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

    Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!
    – Mitz

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Pretzel Dogs

Happy Wednesday! Who says you have to stop eating game day snacks since game days are over? Pretzel dogs make for a delicious, family-friendly snack. They are so easy to make and even more delicious to eat.IMG_4903.jpg

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Pizza Dough
  • 10 Hot Dogs, I use veggie dogs but you can use any kind you like
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • Melted butter

Directions:

1) Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.

2) Set aside, meanwhile in a large saucepan, add the water and baking soda and bring to a boil.IMG_4899.jpg

3) Lay the pizza crust on a lightly floured surface (you don’t want it to be sticky) and cut it into 10 strips.

4) Then roll each strip around the hot dog making sure to pinch the top and bottom end of the dough so it doesn’t unravel, place them on the prepared baking sheet while you work on the rest.

5) Place them in the boiling water (a few at a time) and cook them for about 30 seconds making sure to flip them halfway through, then place them back on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.

6) Brush them with the beaten egg, sprinkle some salt on top and pop them in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.IMG_4901.jpgIMG_4900.jpg

7) When you take them out of the oven, brush the tops with the melted butter and serve!IMG_4902.jpgIMG_4906.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Feel free to use any dogs you want: pork, beef, turkey

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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To You Snacks For You

If you’re looking for a fresh and delicious snack, To You Snacks are the snacks for you.FullSizeRender-10.jpg

At ToYou Healthy Snacks, only the best ingredients get all wrapped up in a wonderful bar striking a perfect balance between wholesome and delicious. Their healthy snack bars are a combination of flavors to fuel your body in a Natural Way!

ToYou Healthy Snacks is a family owned and operated business with over 19 years of experience. The company understands the need for natural nutrition. Whether providing a healthy snack bar for school children or for champion water skiers, a natural combination of mixed nuts and dried fruit is always a winner. Here at ToYou Healthy Snacks, successfully combine a passion for sport with a passion for proper nutrition in the full line of ToYou healthy snack bars. Whether you are snacking on the Peanut Butter Cranberry bar or recharging with the Post Workout Bar, there is a bar perfect for every activity.FullSizeRender.jpg

“We decided to launch ToYou Healthy Snacks, a line of healthy snack bars because we wanted to share our passion for both a nutritious and active lifestyle. We have a hand in every step of the production process, guaranteeing high-quality products and satisfied customers.” – CEO of To You Snacks

The all-natural ToYou Healthy Snack bar line, which sources the finest fruit and nut ingredients, provides a healthy snack bar option for the dietary needs of ‘on-the-go’ lifestyles. At ToYou, we boost the flavors of the nuts and fruit ingredients, with additions of coconut and yogurt, mint, or chocolate chips to create an irresistible snack. All of the bars are gluten free, and even feature 5 vegan-friendly options!

Check out To You Snacks at the links below!

https://www.toyousnacks.com

https://www.instagram.com/toyousnacks/

https://www.facebook.com/ToYouSnacks/

 

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Start! With Start Sauce

12 traditional spices!
10 health friendly features!
3 mouth watering flavors!

Start Sauce is the tasty, health-friendly way to lightly spice up your favorite foods. The pineapple, coconut, and original flavors are super delicious and add the best amount of flavor to any dish.FullSizeRender-6.jpg

START! Sauce is LOW SODIUM and made with traditional 100% natural ingredients and NO oil, MSG, or anything artificial while maintaining its rich, flavorful taste to excite any dish. The sauce is certified vegan, gluten free, and utilizes 100% NON-GMO ingredients.FullSizeRender.jpg

JCD Brands LLC, maker of START! Sauce, was founded as a family business after observing the lack of a relatively healthy curry spice flavored sauce to be used for everyday Western foods by American households. Evoking the holistic benefits of traditional spices we sought to provide a great-tasting crossover sauce that was low in sodium and free of any artificial or relatively harmful ingredients typically seen in other Asian and international sauces. Their mission is to utilize our tried and true family recipes spanning multiple generations to provide low sodium, vegetarian, all natural and great tasting condiment options for multiple food preparation uses on Western and Eastern foods. Enjoy all of their tasty + health friendly flavors:

Check out where to start getting your start sauce below!

http://startsauce.com

https://www.facebook.com/STARTSAUCE/

https://www.instagram.com/startsauce/

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Profiteroles

Happy Wednesday and Happy 2018! I’m still in holiday season diet mode so I thought I’d share this recipe on Profiteroles. A profiterole, cream puff, or choux à la crème is a filled French choux pastry ball with a filling of whipped cream. It’s perfect for dessert, a pastry alongside your afternoon tea, or even just to snack on! A deliciously decadent French dessert, Profiteroles can be rightly tagged as a sinful concoction for the senses. With a lot of patience, let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz butter
  • salt
  • 8 eggs
  • 1.8 lbs water
  • 8 oz flour

Directions:

  1. In a sauce pan on low-medium heat boil the butter, water & salt.
  2. Using a whisk stir continuously and slowly add the flour while still stirring. This ensures no lumps are formed. This is the choux pastry dough. It is important to set it aside to COOL FULLY. Takes about 20-30 min.FullSizeRender-1.jpgIMG_4224.JPG
  3. Preheat oven to 392°F
  4. Once the mixture is cooled fully beat the mixture while adding the egg one by one to form a smooth paste like dough.
  5. Pipe the dough into small round ball or alternatively use a spoon to place the dough on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. The tops can be flattened with a spoon dipped in water if required.
  7. Place in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Then decrease the temperature to 320°F and bake for 15-20 more minutes when the color turns golden brown.
  9. Once the pastry is cool, slit the choux pastry using a bread knife leaving the end joined together.
  10. Pipe / spoon the cream on the cut surface one at a time.
  11. Pour the chocolate sauce and serve.
  12. This can be served as a cold dish or served with hot chocolate sauce.FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg

This serves about 6 people.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz