Vegan Challenge: Day #3

Breakfast: 

I bought oat groats (AKA steel-cut oats) to experiment with making raw vanilla and cranberry bars for the chipmunks' lunch box. The batter came out too sticky (because I didn't drain the oat groats thoroughly) so I baked them instead.

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After soaking oat groats for 8 hours

Soaking oat groats will make them earlier to digest and enhances nutrition

Vanilla & Cranberry Patties 

Ingredients:

2 cups oat groats, soaked in water for 8 hours and drained 

3/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions:

Preheat the oven at 400º

Add dates and vanilla extract to food processor and mix until smooth. Mix in drained oat groats. Remove dough and fold in walnuts and cranberries in a medium bowl (expect dough to be very sticky). Make small patties out of the dough and bake for 12 minutes.

The patties will be soft and taste similar to a bowl of oatmeal. Perfect served warm and great to eat on the go.

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These ended up being a lunch box FAIL but a great breakfast.

Lunch:

PB&J sandwich, sunflower seed & oat bar, pear, salad

Dinner: Tofurky Stir-Fry

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