Oh my gosh, half the video is missing. Well, not missing, it's there but all black screen with the sound of my food processor blitzing about. Then when I thought I was recording, I took still shots and when I thought I wasn't recording, I got my feet. So there ya' go. That was my day at work.
I don't know what I'm doing but I am having fun.
Let's move on to the today's dessert, apple and banana soft serve. Not my top pick in the collection but super smooth and scoopable. Even held shape after the photo shoot.
Food processor, rubber spatula, scooper (optional), and the ability to wing-it. Allergy-friendly doesn't have to be bland or boring. Have fun with different fruits (and veggies).
INGREDIENTS: (makes 4-5 medium scoops)
1 Organic Banana (sliced and frozen)
* I used almost ready-to-eat, nanners
2 Organic Apples (w/skins on, chunked and frozen)
* For this, I used organic POMMES from Chile
100% Pure Maple Syrup (from fridge)
* For this, I used medium grade amber
Organic Cinnamon, to taste
Organic Nutmeg, to taste
NOTE: If you're adventurous also add ground allspice and cloves, taking care not to over-power the apple.
ORGANICS: I choose organic non-GMO ingredients. If not using organic apples, please discard the skins, especially for those with compromised immune systems, like me :-)
MAPLE SYRUP: I use local medium amber, or Canadian dark amber. Both 100% pure.
FREEZING FRUIT: Slice and place fruit on an uncovered bake or cookie tray. Freeze overnight or shorter, depending on your freezer, taking care not to over-freeze.
Once properly frozen, allow fruit to defrost slightly so that it easily comes off the pan. From here, the fruit should not clump when stored in freezer safe container or baggie.
1) Dump frozen fruit, then the spices in the food processor bowl and hit blitz. Those using 4 cup mini preps, select grind.
2) Once crumbly, open lid, knock back down and taste. Adjust spices, if needed.
3) Blitz again and drizzle 30-60ml (2-4 TB) of maple syrup. The maple will emulsify the frozen fruit, resulting (depending on your machine), in a smooth and scoopable texture.
Over processing will create a mush. Give yourself a few goes to get the texture and taste the way you like.
4) Eat straight away.
Thanks for reading & boogie boogie :-)
Whether in still shots or video, it looks yumalicious!ReplyDelete
Was a super duper fun Monday.
Look delicious Ivy!!!!ReplyDelete
Glad you had a fun Monday. Looks great and sounds great.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your post today, too.Delete
Have you ever thought of unprocessed honey instead of maple syrup?ReplyDelete
Hi Jo - Honey does work, yes. So does any other natural unrefined liquid sweetener.Delete
Unrefined organic coconut sugar works well too, adds a thickness to the mix, without feeling grainy - provided it is added at the start with the fruit.
I encourage everyone to play and find what works best for their health needs and tastebuds.
PS: I should add though that honey behaves slightly differently in both texture and taste, than real maple.Delete
Even maples taste different. The medium and the dark I enjoy, but I have zero use for the light grades.
I LOVE this! And I love that you shared so much info. And no wooden spoon in the ingredient list. Here I am picking on Richard again.ReplyDelete
I have so much more to write about machines, sugars, fruit, vedge, freezer boxes, glass, plastic. Oy. The list goes on and on.Delete
Thanks for reading :-)
PS: I never made it to dish but I'm THIS close. THIS close I say, THIS close.
You must be picking on another Richard, I am just too perfect to be pick-on!Delete
You two are cracking me up. I'm never get my dishes done, but who cares. This is fun.Delete
My favorite step is number 4! Banana and apple, I would have never thought of combining those two!ReplyDelete
A rubber spatula... rubber is just not as tasty as wood to me.
Thanks for the whole recipe and super job wonder women :)
Number 4 is the best part.Delete
I often use apple and banana as a base together. Then I'll toss in the main fruit, say strawberry or blueberries. Whatever the star fruit is, that's what I use the most of.
True, wood is tastier and adds more fiber than rubber. Excellent point, indeed.
I could make that! Thanks for the recipe.ReplyDelete
Sorry the video didn't work out. Next time.
Sure thing - drop me a note if any issues. And please, do try the pineapple. It's delish.Delete
Would this work in a Nutri-bullet?ReplyDelete
Hi Birdie - I've never used one, so I cannot say for sure. I believe bullets are similar to blenders, which often require liquid to properly break down frozen fruit and vedge.Delete
If I were to try, I would go with a smaller amount, maybe blitz one frozen nanner, just as a test. And instead of adding liquid (because we don't want a smoothie), you could add 100% pure maple at the same time as the frozen banana. Maybe say 15ml (1TB). Or a wee bit more if you fancy.
PS: I just checked Amazon review for Nutri-Bullet and one lady said that it would not break down frozen fruit.
If I owned one, I'd still give it a go, provided there is nothing in the manual warning against it.
I definitely plan to try this. If I take the skins off the apple (I have IBS...no skins), I believe this would be a perfect summer treat. Thanks for posting. :)ReplyDelete
Though the apple and banana is not my favorite combo, taste-wise, it is a good base for other fruits, and a good starting place to learn about texture.
I was looking for a video to watch?ReplyDelete
Me too! But instead, I got me feet and black space.Delete
looks yummy and healthy. You will get the hang of it soon! I've seen people use those go pro cameras.ReplyDelete
Thanks bunches for the tip. I am on their site and also on Amazon's site now, looking over the product.Delete
that's great if I helped! You could just rest it on a ladder or something, check the view and press start.Delete
Looks and sounds very good and healthy. I wouldn't know where to start making a how-to video so I'm feeling for you.ReplyDelete
I'm having great fun learning.Delete
Sorry about the non video but great to read your post ... thanks and dare I say boogie boogie (there I did - love it)ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
that's great about the boogie boogie. Thanks for the making me smile.Delete
Way too tempting....ReplyDelete
Not a pecan in sight.Delete
Your gud dogs look refreshed and super cute.Delete
Waiting for a video....with your voice!
I would never have thought of bananas and apples together!ReplyDelete
I use it more as a base for other flavours, but it's a good place to start and learn about texture.Delete
That looks utterly divine and am sure it tasted so as well! Woot!ReplyDelete