Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Quick Breakfast Pudding

This breakfast is almost like dessert!

8 dried apricot halves
5 or 6 dried figs
1/4 cup raisins
1 green apple
1 cup quick rolled oats (I used regular and it worked)
3 cup soy milk (vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Chop apricots, figs, and raisins in a food processor. Cut apple in quarters and remove core. Add to dried fruit in food processor and chop fine.

Transfer to a saucepan and add oats, milk, and cinnamon. Heat to a simmer, then cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Pecan Maple Salad

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup regular soy milk
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 dates
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Mix in blender half the chopped pecans with the other ingredients. Then when creamy, take our of the blender and add the rest of the pecans so the dressing remains lumpy, with some crunch. Pour over romaine, spinach or whatever salad you have. When I made it I used romaine and spinach with apples and peaches in the salad. Yum!