Sometimes I get stuck in a breakfast rut. As the seasons change I find myself craving new flavors and textures. Oatmeal is the perfect vehicle to test out my newest ideas whether I add fresh fruit and berries or dried fruit with seed and nuts.
This morning my thoughts drifted back to my childhood and the single serving packets of Apple Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal I remember eating. I’m sure that oatmeal was better than the Count Chocula I ate regularly, but they were both full of sugar and devoid of nutrients.
Nutty Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (An Unrecipe)
Ingredients (amounts will vary depending on your number of servings)
- Rolled Oats
- 1-2 apples, diced
- sweetener (I used maple syrup)
- walnuts (optional)
- ground flax (optional)
- almond slivers (optional)
- Bring water and diced apples to boil. Two cups of water for every 1 cup of oats is a general rule.
- Add oats and stir regularly.
- Once oatmeal is done, add cinnamon and sweetener of your choice.
I like wait until the oatmeal is put in bowls to add the optional add-ins. Add a side of fruit to round out the meal is always a good idea. 🙂 My kids loved this by the way and I’m willing to bet yours will too. You can also try this with quinoa or brown rice to mix things up a bit.
On a side note, Vegan Month of Food, Vegan MoFo is still under way. I am a few post behind but I’m cutting my self some slack because I’ve been super busy. I had hoped to catch up over the weekend but made the executive decision that my sanity is more important than catching up. 🙂