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Blueberry Topping


1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 tsp of cornstarch
1 tbsp of cold water.
Heat the frozen blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat until hot. There will be juice in the bottom of the pan. Don’t boil them! In a small bowl mix the cold water and cornstarch. Add to the pan and stir until the mixture thickens up – about 30 seconds. This is a great topping over pancakes, or use as the base of a crumble. 1 serving


Banana Maple Topping

1 small ripe banana

1 tablespoon real maple syrup.

In a small bowl, mash the banana really well until it is liquidy.  Stir in the maple syrup.  Heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  This is a great topping for frozen yogurt, pancakes, or waffles! 1 serving.


Pomegranate juice vinaigrette

  • 1 ounce of POM Wonderful juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of light oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • several grinds of black pepper

Combine everything in a covered container and shake to blend.   It took 2 minutes to do! 1 serving.


Easy Apple Cranberry Topping


Ingredients:

* 1 medium apple (your favorite), chopped
* 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 1 tsp brown sugar
* 1/2 tsp butter
* 1 tablespoon of water
* 1 tsp cornstarch
* 2+ tablespoons cold water

In a small skillet, melt the butter and brown sugar together over medium heat. Add the apple, cranberries, and cinnamon. Saute for a couple minutes, then add the 1 tablespoon of water and cover. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Add to the skillet. Stir constantly for about 30 seconds until the sauce becomes clear and tightens up. You can add a little more water if it seems too dry. Calories for this dish will depend a little on the size of the apple. On average, an apple is 60 calories for a medium, 1 tbsp of dried cranberries (10 g) is 30 calories, brown sugar 15 calories, butter 15 calories, cornstarch 10. So you can figure about 130 calories or so for this batch. I consider it one serving.

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1 comment to Toppings/Condiments/Etc

  • Nichole

    Thanks so much for the fruit topping idea. I’ve had such a craving for fruit cobbler lately, but didn’t want to indulge in pie crust. So I adapted your recipes for blackberries, strawberry/rhubarb, basically whatever kind of cobbler I was craving. Served over coconut flour pancakes or steel cut oats, they’re amazing! And my daughter and husband love it, too. Definitely our new favorite breakfast!

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