Apple Oatmeal Dream Bars THM-E
One of the things I love the most about THM is that I can still enjoy sweets, and I enjoy sweets often! That, for me, is why THM is so sustainable long term. I can honestly say I never feel deprived. Are you struggling with THM? Are you enjoying all of the delicious food, but not losing weight, or perhaps even gaining? If so, I would encourage you to reevaluate and take a look at your S meals/ desserts. Perhaps you are having too many heavy S meals, or too many S desserts. If you are older, or have thyroid issues, eating too many heavy S's could very well be the reason you aren't losing. I definitely enjoy S meals, but don't have them as often as E meals, even now that I am maintaining. There seems to be a plethora of S dessert recipes out there, but not many E's. If you are looking for E dessert recipes you have come to the right place, because this mama likes her E's and has a sweet tooth! 😄 I plan on sharing a lot of E desserts here in the future. I need those healthy carbs to feel my best.
I always like to bake apple desserts in the fall. In the past I have made all sorts of apple desserts containing sugar, white flour, etc. I really enjoy apple crisp, and this recipe reminds me of a combination of apple crisp/ apple bars. I tried to recall some of the white sugar, white flour apple desserts I have made in the past, as the inspiration for this much healthier recipe...
1 small container on plan greek vanilla yogurt (I use the Two Good brand, which is 5.3 oz.)
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup oat flour
1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Gentle Sweet (or equivalent sweetener)
2 and 1/2 cups diced apples
1/4 cup Gentle Sweet (or equivalent sweetener)
Combine the first six ingredients, and pat half of the mixture into a greased 8x8 inch pan. This should look like a solid crust. Then layer apples and Gentle Sweet. Crumble remaining mixture on top, and pat down a bit. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Store in refrigerator. This is even better the next day.
This is what combining the first six ingredients should look like. I use a fork to combine, then press into the pan.
I love to have this in the fridge, and use as an easy breakfast throughout the week! It's very good with a little Fat Free Reddi Wip! I allow myself a nice, big piece if I'm having for breakfast, and add collagen to my coffee for extra protein. I will have a smaller piece if I'm having it for dessert.
Apple Oatmeal Dream Bars THM-E
- 1 small container on plan Greek vanilla yogurt (I use the Two Good brand, which is 5.3 oz.)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. Gentle Sweet (orequivalent sweetener)
- 2 and 1/2 cups diced apples
- 1/4 cup Gentle Sweet (or equivalent sweetener)
- Combine the first six ingredients, and pat half of the mixture into a greased 8x8 inch pan. This should look like a solid crust. Then layer apples and Gentle Sweet. Crumble remaining mixture on top, and pat down, gently. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Store in refrigerator. This is even better the next day!
- Optional- Serve with Fat Free Reddi Wip
Thank you!!! I’ve been hypothyroid since 1977 and a THM for nearly 10 years but menopause is kicking my butt!!! (And making it much larger… lol) I appreciate you sharing your delicious E meals!ReplyDelete
You're welcome! Enjoy!Delete
Thank you so much-not just for the lovely recipes, but for what you said about E meals. I have been hypothyroid my entire adult life, and have learned that I do better, both weight and energy-wise, with higher complex carbs and lower fats. I started THM a few weeks ago, and although I love how the S meals and snacks taste, I don't think eating a lot of them are a good fit for my particular body in the long term. So just reading what you wrote has helped me know that it's ok to eat more E, less S.ReplyDelete
On average, what proportion of your meals are S? Just curious!
Thanks for your comment! I usually have 2 E meals and one S meal a day. I never have any sort of heavy S dessert- I just don’t do well with those. Sometimes I will have all 3 of my meals E’s. If I have all 3 meals as E’s, then I will have an S snack, like nuts.Delete