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Apple and Oat foil packet that tastes like Banana

Featured image looks like it has horns, isn’t it? I am yet to master the art of food arrangements.

Lately, I have been wanting to learn a lot. A slight case of anemia and tiredness from coming home from work is blocking me both physically and mentally.  (Why is it everything a slight case with me? Perhaps, it’s my vocabulary or my denials.)

You can do anything with a strong Will power. A lesson worth learned during my workout years. You can push your body to any extent if and only if your mind lets you. You can do that extra set of Mountain Climbers if your mind says, ‘Yaas, girl, go for it.’ Otherwise you are just panting for air, desperately clutching a hand towel to wipe off sweat that’s drizzling down your scalp like tiny streaks of waterfall while also trying to reach for water(which tastes almost like a lifesaver) at the same time.


Greatist website was one of my go-to drool-over-foodpic places. I came across these ‘foil packet’ recipes on their food section. Foil packets comes handy during hikes. To cook marshmallows, fishes with herbs and lemons or sometimes, grilled veggies on a campfire.

I used to cook this recipe without any foil packets. It was good and most definitely tasted like Banana!

The secret is cardamom pods!

The more mushy the apples the more tastier this recipe gets! I tried with both crunchy and mushy apples. Let’s get to the recipe.



  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ⅛t tablesalt
  • 2 medium cardamom pod, pounded well
  • ⅛cup tightly packed pounded Jaggery dissolved in 1/4 cup of water and strained
  • 2 Tablespoon ghee or melted unsalted butter
  • 1 medium sized royal gala Apple(red), peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces.

Additional ingredients(optional): Pounded Almonds and cashews.

For garnish: Red cherries, cut into little pieces. Or whipped cream with fresh fruits.


Prep time: 10-15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Oven type: 16-litre OTG

  1. Preheat oven at 190C for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add all the ingredients given above and mix thoroughly in a medium bowl.
  3. Mixture will be slightly wet and not gooey.
  4. Another 1/4 cup of water can be added if one desires.
  5. Cut 30x30cm square of aluminium foil into four equal pieces(or squares). Divide the mixture equally among it and fold the foil making sure none of the oat mixture is peeking out. Place it on an aluminium cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Open the foil packets after 5 minutes of taking out from the oven.
  7. Enjoy them with chopped cherries or a dollop of whipped cream with fresh fruits.


  • Do not let the packets sit unopened for long. Since there would be no place for the steam to escape, water droplets settle inside the packets making it unappealing.

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