2 cups old fashioned oats
2.5 cups water
1 cup plant-based milk (I use soy)
2 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp cinnamon
For the cooked apples:
2 sweet apples, diced (gala, fuji, honeycrisp)
¼ cup water
1 tbsp raw brown sugar (or coconut sugar, maple)
½ tsp cinnamon
We already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is why I always make sure that this meal is exciting enough to wake up and look forward to. Oatmeal is something we probably eat every day at my house. And the beauty about oats, is that they are so versatile! You can cook with them almost everything that comes to mind! This week I was craving the apple cake taste that my mom used to make for us as kids. It right away gave me the idea of topping my oatmeal with cooked apples instead of raw ones. I can not tell you how satisfying it was, and it is something that I’m going to be making in the upcoming weeks for sure!
1). Place the oats, water, milk, cinnamon and maple in a pot. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 7-10 minutes until thick and creamy. (Feel free to use more milk instead of water if you wish)
2). While oat are cooking, place the diced apples in a skillet, add the water, sugar, and cinnamon, and bring to a boil. Cover with a lid, and cook on low for about 7 minutes until apples are softened, but still have some texture.
3). To prepare the breakfast bowl: add a couple of scoops of the oatmeal to a bowl, top with 3 tbsp of the cooked apples, sprinkle some more cinnamon and add chopped walnuts for crunch.
4). Feel free to add raisins, pecans, chia and hemp seeds. Adjut sweeteners to your taste.