Apple cinnamon everything right now! I always try to make up new ways to make oatmeal more interesting because I use to HATE it. I couldn’t stand the mushiness, the bland taste, and it just tasted like goop, especially when I made it from scratch instead of the sugary packets. Now I realized that if I add enough texture and some sweetness, I can make it something I enjoy. Oats are so great for you that even though they’re not my favorite, I try to eat them as much as I can. This tastes like apple pie, so if you’re a fan of that, then I think you’re in for a breakfast treat! I mean, who doesn’t want dessert for breakfast? This is the healthier way to do just that. Plus, when it just went from 90* to 65* overnight it got me in the mood to make EVERYTHING fall!
I see so many people who start their morning with a few minutes of stretching/flow yoga so this morning I thought I would give it a go. I came downstairs and instead of putting on the tv, I put on some calming music and did about 10-15 minutes of stretching/making up my own yoga moves/planks/crunches/ and pushups. Then when I got hungry, I made my oats. It was actually really calming and nice! I need to do it more often.
Apple Pie Oatmeal
1 cup quick cook oats
1 small honeycrisp apple, diced
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup water
dash of vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Toppings– 2 tsp brown sugar, toasted walnuts, dash of cinnamon, apples, blueberries (I just like them on my oatmeal)
- In a small pot, add apples and a dash of cinnamon and start caramelizing until tender.
- Save 2 tbsp of apples and put to the side for the topping.
- Add in oats, almond milk, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the pot and bring to a low boil.
- Stir for about 10 minutes until thick.
- Serve and top with 1 tsp on each bowl, softened apples, dash of cinnamon, toasted walnuts, and I even added some blueberries.