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:
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:
The dish went into the oven for 40 minutes at 375 and came out looking like this:
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:
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:
Then I went wild and drew a carrot with cake decorating gel:
Ahh, this was so good that I just went ahead and frosted the rest of the cake while I had everything handy:
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 …
6 thoughts on “Transformation”
man all of your free/homemade/ethnic food looks amazing!! What a sweet deal..have a good run!
have a wonderful run!! are you going by the victorian mansions near cortelyou rd.?
yes, that’s the spot!
BEAUTIFUL. hahahaha! 🙂
how creative, i would never have thought of that. and i especially love your artistic skills with the carrots.
Um, yes. I am getting great suggestions/ideas in response to my carrot b’fast cookie! I think I’m going to do it one more time the same way but with one sub…and then I’m doin it your way.