Meet our new favorite way to eat oatmeal. I really like it with some chopped pecans on top. The kids prefer it without.
Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe
This is a perfect not-too-sweet and healthy way to start your family’s day. You can use maple sugar instead of brown sugar if you have it.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large or 2 small apples, peeled and cored
2 tablespoons brown sugar, not packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch ground nutmeg
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 3/4 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Chop up the apples and cook them until they start to get soft. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and cook for another minute and stir well.
Add the oats and water and cook on medium low heat until thick, stirring occasionally. It should take about ten minutes for the oats to thicken. Stir in the vanilla and serve. Top with chopped toasted pecans if you wish.
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Prep-time: 15 minutes