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Z'sip Crunch

Mmmm good! Crunch your way to good health! A healthy, high energy, protein and vitamin rich snack. It requires just a few moments a day to devour with a cup of steaming java or cool juice at your favorite Cafe.

This is what I observed when watching Ruthie make this in my kitchen, so all amounts are approximate. Make your own version and share. Recipe can be cut in half.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. regular oatmeal (not instant)
  • 12 Tbsp. steel cut oatmeal
  • 8 Tbsp. sesame seeds or flax seeds
  • 4 Tbsp. coconut
  • 1 apple with skin, chopped into 1 inch square pieces
  • 1 banana, cut into 1 inch square pieces
  • 2/3 - 1 cup pecans, chopped (walnuts would work, but pecans are better)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. blackberry jam
  • 3 small cup portions mandarin oranges or 1 (medium) can, drain and reserve juice (yogurt could be used)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or dried blueberries (if fresh is used, do not put into mixture until very end of cooking)

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Directions:

Start with a large, Teflon type frying pan, using medium to high heat, do not add oil to pan. Add both types oatmeal, seeds, pecans, coconut, and toast and toss until a very golden brown, being careful not to burn mixture.

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Add juice from mandarin oranges, peanut butter, apple chunks, and raisins. Cook for a few minutes, then add the banana

After all ingredients have been added, turn down heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until apples are tender, but not mushy.

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This is best served warm with just a little but of Almond Milk in a bowl. Leftover can be kept in refrigerator for 7 - 10 days. Can also be eaten cold, as a snack, but I prefer it warm with milk. I store mine in the refrigerator in individual small glass bowls, heat briefly in microwave, and enjoy.

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Servings: 12
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Z'sip Crunch, just one of fufe's WIMP (What's In My Pantry?) Recipes

By Ruth from Upstate NY

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April 1, 20110 found this helpful

Would you have to use blackberry jam? I have cherry, could I use that? How many ounces do you mean by a medium sized can of mandarin oranges?

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April 1, 20110 found this helpful

I think it would be easier for me to get married to a gal that likes to do that sort of stuff -- than for me to do that recipe.

But marriage scares me almost as much as that recipe.

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Thanks anyway.

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