Friday, October 3, 2008

Apple Oatmeal

You would think that it wouldn't take me a cookbook to figure this gem out. (It clearly didn't take Gayle over at The Grocery Cart Challenge a cookbook--yea for Gayle for thinking creatively!) Here is another great way to include apples in your diet--especially if you have an older infant/young toddler who doesn't have enough teeth to chew raw apples yet! It's a wonderful cool morning breakfast--sort of "stick-to-your-ribs-and-warm-you-up" stuff.

Recipe inspired by More-with-Less (I made it from memory this week and it still turned out great--my cookbook has been loaned out)

2 1/2 cups oats (we used steel cut this week)
2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
brown sugar

Cook oats as you would normally (I used water, but I think you could cook them with milk and still put the apples in). If you've never cooked oatmeal before, just follow the directions on the box and enjoy learning how to cook the perfect cold weather breakfast! If you're using regular old-fashioned oats, add apples in with oats and proceed. If you're using steel-cut oats, give the oats a 5 minute head start unless your apples are really firm. When oats and apples are done to your liking, top with your desired toppings (we always use a wee bit of brown sugar, sprinkle of cinnamon, pat of butter, and some milk)

Serves 4-5

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