Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal

In the age of microwave meals and fast food, slow home cooked staples of the past are falling rapidly behind us. Today breakfast means cereal, frozen waffles, or fast food sandwiches more often than not. But there is something special about starting the day with a home cooked meal. Whether it’s a meal with family or a treat for yourself, this is a great way to set a positive tone for the day.

Wholesome and Delicious

Oatmeal is a great homemade breakfast for busy mornings. It takes little effort and is a healthy way to start your day. This Apple Pie Oatmeal is one of my favorites, because it tastes like a dessert, but is low in calories and high in nutrients. I use steel cut oats because they have a creamy texture and fullness that keeps you from craving snacks before lunch. Although they take a little longer to cook, I start the oats when I wake up, and simply stir the pot occasionally as I get ready. This delicious homemade breakfast can be made effortlessly if you chop the apples the day before and add the lemon juice to keep them from browning overnight.

Start with 2 Apples, peeled and chopped. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice over them to keep from turning brown. Then mix them in a stove pot with 1 cup Steel Cut Oats and 1 cup Milk. Add in ¼ cup Brown Sugar and 1 tablespoon Butter. Season with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon nutmeg. Add 4 cups water and heat to boiling. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. I usually cook mine for at least 30 minutes so they are nice and thick.

This thoughtful homemade meal takes almost no effort to prepare. Just throw the ingredients in a pot and stir occasionally, for a delicious and nutritious breakfast that’s as sweet as apple pie. Let the oats cool on the stove for a few minutes before serving, they will thicken as they cool.

Apple Pie Oatmeal

2 Apples, Chopped

1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 cup Steel Cut Oats

1 cup Milk

¼ cup Brown Sugar

1 tablespoon Butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

4 cups water

Combine ingredients in a stove pot. Heat to boiling, and then simmer for 20 – 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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