Transformation

Thanks to a week of unexpected food donations to the Sarah cause, I have hardly made a dent in the food I prepped last weekend! Today, rather than making a new breakfast before I finished the old, I decided to get creative with the remaining two servings of my carrot cake crockpot oats. They used to look like this:

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I mixed the two cups of oats with 1 beaten egg, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and two tbsp whole wheat flour and poured it into a canola-ed baking dish:

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The dish went into the oven for 40 minutes at 375 and came out looking like this:

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I slid a knife around the edge to separate the cake from the dish and tried unsuccessfully to wait for it to cool. But I was hungry, so I inverted it onto a plate after about 30 seconds. Because I didn’t let it cool, the bottom got a bit messy, but that’s beside the point:

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I cut myself 1/3 of the cake for breakfast and made a cream cheese frosting for it from 2 tbsp part-skim ricotta, 2 tbsp 0% fage (yay, free food!), 1/2 tsp maple cream, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and a sprinkle of cinnamon:

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Then I went wild and drew a carrot with cake decorating gel:

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Ahh, this was so good that I just went ahead and frosted the rest of the cake while I had everything handy:

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So, needless to say, I’m having a successful morning :-). And the productive streak is only going to continue since Kate’s meeting me at 1:00 for our six mile run (!!!) through Prospect Park and a nearby neighborhood that is surprisingly full of Victorian mansions (yes, in Brooklyn!). I wish I had some sort of camera arm band so I could take pictures as we run through. It’s gorgeous over there! Be back later …

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