Spiced Apple Oats (and ZAP review)
For breakfast this morning after a short run and some bicep & tricep work, I decided to use up some of the Banana Oats that I had prepared earlier this week. Man does that save time and cut down on cleaning pots in the morning. It doesn’t taste quiteas delicious as freshly made oats, but it still beats instant any day! Yuck… hate that stuff.
I threw in about 1/3 cup of the stewed, chopped gala apples that I had sitting in the fridge, and then I added an extra sprinkling of ginger powder to top it off (and milk of course to bring it back to life). I had a spoonful of ZAP peanut butter to go along with it… plus another small spoonful halfway through. I have to say, after giving it a second thought, ZAP isn’t as bad as I made it out to be, but it simply doesn’t taste like peanut butter.
I tried the stuff again last night smeared on a rice cake with a drizzle of honey and it was quite delicious. It works well with the sweet tangy flavor of the honey because of it’s own unique flavor. Ok here’s my official product review of the ZAP peanut butter:
Product Review – ZAP creamy natural peanut butter:
I gave this product 3 out of 5 stars, and here is my reasoning… While the ZAP butter doesn’t tastequite like normal peanut butter, it still has a good peanutty flavor, with a sweetness that reminds me of Valencia peanuts. The main complaint I have is that I found it to have an odd after taste – not unpleasant, just unexpected. I did not like the PB on a sandwich, but I did like it when it’s flavor was the main component of the dish (a la my rice cake and honey). I also thought that it worked pretty well with my Banana Oats, but I missed the usual saltiness that provides a contrast to the mild sweetness of the banana. Additionally this product offers great nutritional benefits. Boasting 1,100 antioxidants per serving due to the blend of 10 different fruits and veggies added, this would be a really good idea to sneak into childen’s pb&j sandwiches, etc. But don’t take my word for it… try it yourself HERE!
I’ll finish my post with a picture of the breakfast guest that I had while I was finishing my oats. He was talking to me here quite loudly to let me know that he wanted some attention. His name is Peekay (named after the main character in my favorite book The Power of One) and the picture is blurry because he is rarely sitting still. Such a cutie though!