Yesterday (that would be Tuesday) was a good mail day - I got a one-pound bag of Tropical Traditions Organic Golden Flax Seed in the mail! Hooray! I opened it right up and tried a spoonful - nice and fresh! I use flax seed in most of my baking, and love sprinkling it along with chia seeds on my cereal or oatmeal in the morning, too. Super healthy goodness.
Also, one of my students had done a painting of a giant bowl of pears, and the pears reached their peak and had to be eaten. She took half, and left half for me - how sweet! So I whipped up a pear cobbler to take advantage of both these things.
This is very quick to put together, then you can go do other things while it bakes. You could also use apples, or pitted fruits like peaches or plums (or a mix) - whatever you've got on hand.
- 3 1/2 cups peeled, sliced fruit (I used 4 pears)
- 1/4 cup of raisins (or dried cranberries, dried cherries, currants, goji berries, diced dried apricots, whatever! Diced candied ginger might be nice with the pears; use 1/8 cup)
- 3tsp + 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 Tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp flax seed
- 4 tsp softened butter
Toss the fruit and raisins with the 3 tsp brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl until coated. Put it in a 8" square baking pan (no need to grease the pan).
Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl until crumbly and the butter is evenly distributed. (I found I needed to add a little extra butter, but it was in the fridge and hard as a rock - so I added a little of the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil that I told you about last week; perfect.)
Spread the oat mixture evenly on top of the fruit and bake for 45 minutes. I browned it under the broiler for 2 minutes at the end, just to get a nice toasty crumble. The flax seed adds a subtle nutty flavour, and is full of omega-3 goodness!Thanks to Tropical Traditions for the chance to try the flax seed out!
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I'm now wondering if maybe day 24 was the big day? I guess I'll know soon enough. Meanwhile you can be mystified if you like, too. Or be wise and let me know what you think :) I appreciate all finger crossing and babydust!