Thursday, May 27, 2010

The BEST Raw Oats, Chocolate Coconut Bars, Dehydrated young thai coconut and Healthier Cinnamon Banana Chips


It feels like it has been forever since I posted. I have finished my classes and have been working more. I will be starting full time next month. It is exciting because all the work I have done going back to school to change careers is coming full circle. I have to say that I LOVE being a nurse, so rewarding! And, of course I keep my Real Estate license current so if the market decides to come back strong I can always go back to that too. 

Anyway.... I wanted to share with you a recent purchase that I am just thrilled about. These YUMMY organic, RAW, fresh flaked oats and oat flour that I ordered online from Sunrise Flour Mill. They are so good, fresh tasting, and RAW. Why buy dead processed oats when you can get fresh flaked raw oats! It is amazing the difference in taste with the fresh oats... you should order some and see what I mean. 

What have I been making with the oats? First I did Averie's overnight oats with a twist. I placed some oats in a bowl, added maple syrup,  soy milk, cinnamon, dash of salt, walnuts and raisins and it soak overnight. It was creamy and sweet in the morning. Yum! It made me remember being a kid I used to mix uncooked oatmeal with water and eat it... I love the taste of oats. 

Breakfast today was a fluffy waffle, left over from Sunday mornings breakfast, topped with coconut butter (my new favorite slather on everything goody) banana and maple syrup. 

I want to share a delicious treat that could not be easier to make. I found this online but can't remember where. Anyhow, take the meat of a few young coconut and dehydrate until chewy. It is SOOOO good! It is hard to not eat it all at once. Chewy, sweet and good for you. 

I really like banana chips, but are they fried? I decided to make my own. I melted some coconut oil and mixed in some cinnamon...

tossed the banana slices and dehydrated.... yum!

I pulled mine out when they were still a little chewy. 

I also made some Chocolate Coconut bars. Similar to my copycat Lydia's Organics Bars but with cocoa powder and cocoa nibs. These are crunchy, sweet and light. 

In food processor, mix 2 bananas and 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

Add 2 cups flaked coconut and some cocoa nibs

Optional... add some cinnamon and cayenne pepper for a kick. 

Dehydrate overnight or until crisp. Break into chunks and enjoy!

Question: Do you have several careers under your belt? Have you had a major career change due to the downturn in the economy? 
What do you do differently now than you did before? 

Also, check out the daily raw cafe for a chance to win a Jennifer Cornbleet uncook book or Blackbird Truffles!


  1. Hi. I haven't been the best at posting lately either. I've just had a lot going on, and I feel like I'm running out of steam. Gotta take a breather every once and a while.

    I've had jobs in a variety of fields, never really knowing what I truly wanted to do for a living. I've been in retail, marketing, accounting, journalism and the medical field. At least I have a lot of experience. I just wish I was able to do something more creative.

  2. Hi Sarah
    your bananas look wonderful! I like pull to mine out when they were still a little chewy. They look great!

    I'm glad the overnight oats turned out for you.

    Regarding the comment you left me on the Oat Clusters, I linked Heather back a few different places to her recipe in my post, and I did adapt it. I couldn't tell by your tone on the comment if you thought I had not, but I did. I always link back!

    And I saw your other comment about Nor Cal. I didnt know you guys lived there. Well, I did but I spaced it out :) Anyway, if we are ever up there, I will def look you up!

    I will check back to see if you write back just b/c I dont want you to think I didn't link back... b/c I did!

  3. thanks so much for these posts! i'm a raw food beginner and your recipes really help! thanks,

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