Minus the commercial mumbo jumbo, I think Valentines is pretty swell. Did you have a nice time celebrating? A little reminder to show those we love that we, well, love them is welcomed by me. I sort of wish we had a day dedicated to reminding us all every month. It was so nice turning off my phone and putting it in the closet to just “be” with Scott fully. We went for coffee, I made him special breakfasts, and he let me cozy up all afternoon one day to read my new cookbook. We stayed in both nights and watched some of our favorite movies. We just “were” together and it was the sweetest two days.
These dedicated days together got me thinking of all the ways I love spending time with just the two of us. A favorite is one we haven’t gotten to do in a while because of winter, and that’s camping. All spring, summer, and fall I am planning my little heart out when it comes to ways to get off the grid with my best friend and see something new. Now that we are gearing up for spring I’m getting the camping bug again, and putting together this post for you today only made that bug chirp louder. We shot this recipe last fall, and I think it is just perfect timing that I get to share it with you now because I find so many similarities between fall and the transition from winter to spring. There is a crisp, freshness in the air. The trees are bare, and even though it is chilly – the sun is strong enough to warm your face in the early morning. I teamed up with the rad Canadian adventurers over at Camp Brand Goods to bring you a few camp recipes, this being the first – an apple crisp skillet breakfast! Its perfect for a crisp morning in the woods as you hover over an early fire. And can even be made at home over your stovetop. Read more below about the recipe, and let me know if you make any yummy variations – no matter which way, this one is a keeper.
ABOUT THE RECIPE
Warm oats and apples, nestled up against each other after sizzling over an open fire. The aroma of cinnamon and maple. A slight crunch from the chopped almonds and hemp seeds. This is what the cool mornings between seasons call for in the early fall or later winter. The crispness of the apples matches the crispness of the air. And there is something to be said about a warm bowl of spiced oats hovering beneath your nose as you watch the sun rise through the trees in the woods. Or maybe you are in you’re kitchen with the window cracked so you can feel that same refreshing air as you stir this breakfast crisp on the stove. With a handful of ingredients and a few minutes time, you have a hearty meal to get you going for the day. Feel free to swap out the fruit with what is in season, and play around with the nuts and spices. This recipe is forgiving and adaptable throughout the year.
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CAMPFIRE APPLE CRISP
Makes 2 servings.
2 to 3 teaspoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup rolled oats
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
2 small gala apples
Place a 10 inch cast iron skillet on a grate over a hot, low burning fire. Add the coconut oil and swirl until melted. Next add the oats and toss in the oil to coat. Let toast for about 2 minutes, then add the salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Toss to combine. Sprinkle the hemp seeds and chopped almonds on top.
Core and slice the apples into 1/2 inch chunks. Add them to the skillet and mix well. Let the crisp cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so to prevent from sticking and to evenly cook.
Spoon into two bowls and serve warm. Preferably with a hot cup of coffee as the sun rises between the trees.
*Similarly you can make this dish over a stove top on medium heat.
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