Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

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
Pinch salt
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

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5 Comments

  1. Yum! This sounds wonderful for cold mornings :D

  2. This sounds delicious, a real winter warmer! Can’t wait to try it, my little boy will love it too!

  3. Liz
    7:44 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Made this for breakfast this morning and it was a huge hit with the entire family – so delicious!

  4. Thanks Liz. I’m so glad they liked it.

  5. Sounds yummy… my kids will love this.