Enjoy all the tastes of carrot cake in a nutritious bowl. Choose your favourite toppings or stick to the traditional walnuts, pumpkin seeds and finely chopped apples. You can freeze Greek yogurt in an ice cube tray to make this healthy fare cold and extra appealing.
This sweet recipe and photos from Foodland Ontario, foodlandontario.ca, will inspire you to try new pumpkin fare.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
1 Ontario apple, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup/250 mL)
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped Ontario carrot
1/4 cup (50 mL) plain Greek yogurt (frozen optional)
1/3 cup (75 mL) milk
1/4 cup (50 mL) large flake oats
2 tsp (10 mL) Ontario maple syrup
3/4 tsp (4 mL) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg
Toppings: Diced Ontario apple
In blender, combine apple, carrot, yogurt, milk, 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the oats, maple syrup, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the cinnamon and nutmeg; blend on high for 1 minute or until desired consistency.
Pour into deep cereal bowl. Top with remaining oats and cinnamon. Sprinkle with diced apple, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and granola. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.
1 serving (with 2 tsp/10 mL of each topping):
PROTEIN: 12 grams
FAT: 9 grams
CARBOHYDRATE: 63 grams
FIBRE: 6 grams
SODIUM: 85 mg