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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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Lock that Guac with Guac Lock

Lock that guac. This shatter-proof, odor-proof guacamole container keeps it fresh, green, and ready-to-eat for longer. The container sits on a base that removes oxygen with a push (it reminds us of those push-up popsicles), creating an airtight seal. This keeps the avocados from turning brown, which means your guac stays green for days. And this oxygen-deprived environment can preserve other dips, too, like hummus, cocktail sauce, salsa fresca, and even tzatziki. When you’re ready to eat, Guac-Lock is great at serving, too. The push feature helps when you’re enjoying your dip. Give a gentle press down on the container’s sides to push the dip to the top, which looks more appealing and avoids having to scrape down the sides. We know how seriously people can get about their guacamole. Guac-Lock preserves it ‘til the last drop.FullSizeRender-17.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpg

Check out where to find your Guac Lock below!

https://www.thegrommet.com/guac-lock

https://www.instagram.com/guaclock/

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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Baked Mac & Cheese

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving last week and gobbled til they wobbled! Today, I will be sharing my recipe on baked mac and cheese which I indeed made for last weeks holiday. You can actually even call this a one pot wonder. It takes no time at all, easy to bake, and so delicious to eat for a large gathering or even great for leftovers. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 3 blocks (8 ounces each) sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pounds elbow macaroni
  • 4 or 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente and drain then set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, cut the cheddar into small cubes.FullSizeRender-17.jpg
  4. Melt the butter in a large skillet, over low heat. Add the cubed cheddar and melt until creamy, stirring constantly. This will take about 10 minutes.FullSizeRender-20.jpgFullSizeRender-21.jpg
  5. Add the egg and stir until egg is mixed into the cheese.
  6. Add pasta to skillet and stir until combined. Stir in the milk and cream cheese, until cream cheese has melted into the pasta.FullSizeRender-18.jpg
  7. Add half of the pasta mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and top with some bread crumbs.FullSizeRender-24.jpg
  8. Add the remaining half of the pasta, followed by more bread crumbs.FullSizeRender-23.jpg
  9. Bake for 35 minutes and then broil on low for 5 minutes.
  10. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-29.jpgFullSizeRender-27.jpgFullSizeRender-26.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This serves about 8 people.
  • Melting the cheddar requires a lot of arm strength and patience. Don’t worry- this recipe is totally worth it!
  • You can add whichever cream cheese flavor- I added jalapeño.
  • You can even top with onions, bacon, mushrooms, etc!

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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Proportion Scissors and Venn Kitchen Utensils

How cool can it get – having a pair of scissors that simultaneously act as a spaghetti  proportion measurer?! Venn brings a unique and fresh look to kitchenware. These kitchen utensils have multifunctional features that are designed to interact or complement each other. The ingenious stack and store system also saves valuable kitchen space, allowing products to be put away neatly.  This stylish range sits comfortably in any modern kitchen, and despite its good looks, Venn has been designed with function firmly as the priority.FullSizeRender-22.jpg

The high quality stainless steel shears cut with ease and precision while the fun colorful handle easily measures 1, 2, or 3 portions of spaghetti.

What every kitchen needs to cover the basics – this 8 piece set includes Venn’s best selling and most practical tools:  turner, masher, mixing spoon, spatula, whisk, ladle, tongs and hook.  FullSizeRender-18.jpg

Get yours at the links below!

http://www.vennkitchen.com

https://www.facebook.com/VennKitchen/

https://www.instagram.com/vennkitchen/

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Cookie Dough and Co. in My Belly

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying out a new spot in Virginia called The Stand.

The Stand is an expansive, colorful outdoor setting for everyone to enjoy the best new food trends the area has to offer. It’s super cute, super affordable, and super delicious! The Stand will not only serve a rotating menu of exciting foods from the hottest vendors around, but will also be a hub for social activities and community engagement.FullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-8.jpgFullSizeRender.jpg

For their grand opening, I was able to try Cookie Do and Co and oh my, must I say, I was in heaven! Edible cookie dough is exactly what it sounds like, safe-to-eat cookie dough, in all its raw, gooey, & glorious form!! The best and cutest part was the shot of milk the cookie dough came with. Cookie Dough & Co. uses both heat treated flour and pasteurized eggs to ensure that every bite of the cookie dough experience is not only amazing in taste but absolutely safe to eat. It was so hard not to just take eat the cookie dough in one bite.FullSizeRender-16.jpgFullSizeRender-10.jpgFullSizeRender-19.jpgFullSizeRender-11.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpgFullSizeRender-18.jpgFullSizeRender-17.jpg

Check out the links below for more information on Cookie Do and Co and The Stand!

https://www.cookiedoughandco.com

http://thestandva.com

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz