Thursday, October 20, 2011

Apple Pie Oatmeal

I woke up this morning and the air was crisp and fresh, the sky clear and beautiful. The perfect fall day, a day perfect for something hearty and sweet. My parents used to say that oatmeal "sticks to your ribs," thus keeping you from getting hungry before lunch. To this day, I still greatly enjoy the thought of that. 

Don't get me wrong, those little packets of instant oatmeal can be convenient, but after making this apple pie oatmeal from scratch yesterday, I don't think there's any going back. (And, added bonus, the homemade version doesn't contain nearly as much sugar! Unless, of course, you dump brown sugar on top... guilty.)
 [I peeled my apple, but that's optional]
[I loaded mine up with toasted pecans, brown sugar, and milk]

To make, just prepare stove-top oatmeal, as per packaging instructions but when you add the oats to the boiling water, also add the chopped apple*, cinnamon, nutmeg, and any other spices your heart so desires. Ready in less than 5 minutes.  

*I used 1 medium-sized granny smith apple for one serving of oatmeal, but I snacked on a few slices while I was waiting for the water to boil. 

1 comment:

  1. YUM! I couldn't stand oatmeal for the longest time, but Josh likes it... and I eventually converted! I want to try this recipe!



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