Happy Leap Day!
This is a fresh, easy apple cinnamon oatmeal. I can’t believe how easy it is. Now, don’t get me wrong – I grew up on those packets from the smiling man and still love them especially on my Sweet Potato Casserole. But this tastes SOOOO much better!
And much less sugar. You control the oats (old-fashioned or steel cut) and the apple and the sweetness! It’s fast and delicious. After I made it I thought, duh, why didn’t I think of that?
Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma’s book “Cooking at Home”
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
serves 1, double or quadruple according to your family
1/2 cup Old-Fashioned Oats (or you can use steel cut – just cook them per their instructions, not mine)
1 cup water (or whatever your particular oats say)
1 crisp, sweet apple (I used Jazz, but you can use any sweet apple)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
drizzle of honey (optional)
1. I used Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. Again, feel free to change this to your particular oats. But here goes for the old-fashioned variety: Boil 1 cup water and add 1/2 cup oats. Turn to medium heat and cook uncovered for 5 minutes (or until slightly thick).
2. Core and remove the skin from the apple. On a large hole grater, grate the apple directly into the hot oatmeal. The oatmeal will stay warm if you use a room temperature apple.
3. Once the apple is grated into the oatmeal, stir in the cinnamon as well. Drizzle with honey to your desired sweetness.
Say bye bye instant oatmeal!!!