7/30/13

Easy Plum Dessert with KIND Healthy Grains


I have a confession to make: sometimes it's hard to be kind. Sometimes it's much easier to be mean, snarky, snooty and maybe even a little nasty. But I remind myself that my parents taught me better and try to be and do better.

What on Earth does this have to do with a food blog, you may think? Well, earlier this month I received a lovely package in the mail from KIND Snacks filled with several varieties of their bars and two varieties of their healthy grains. Although I've had KIND bars before (I love the ones with dark chocolate!), I've never tried KIND healthy grains.

I decided to do something fun, sweet and easy with the Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut, one of the healthy grains I received.

Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut combine full flakes of toasted coconut, a touch of honey and whole grains amaranth, quinoa, oats, millet, and buckwheat for a naturally sweet snack. These hand-crafted clusters are a good source of fiber and provide 17g of whole grains per serving.

This Easy Plum Dessert with KIND Healthy Grains can be served as a dessert, as the name implies, or as a weekend breakfast!!


Easy Plum Dessert with KIND Healthy Grains
Serves 1-2

Ingredients
1/4 tablespoon butter
2 plums halved, pit removed, and each half quartered into segments
1/2 cup Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut KIND healthy grain
1 scoop coconut ice cream {I used the one from Magnolia}



Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
2. In a 6" cast iron skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Arrange the plums in a skillet and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.



3. Remove the skillet with the plums from the oven, top with the Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut and put back into the oven for 5 minutes.


4. Remove the cast iron skillet from the oven, top with a scoop of coconut ice cream and eat immediately!


Dessert in under 15 minutes!? Yes, please! This was such an easy and successful dish. The healthy grains stayed crunchy, and I loved how the coconut flavor in the healthy grains was intensified by the coconut ice cream.


If you've tried KIND Snacks, what's your favorite flavor?

Disclaimer: I received several KIND Snacks products free of charge, but was not paid for this post. All opinions are my own.

2 comments:

Dixya Bhattarai RD said...

I have never tried KIND products but you have created such a delicious breakfast :)

Megan said...

This would definitely make a decadent weekend breakfast. And I love your little skillet. I need one! I also love the KIND bars with the dark chocolate.