Apple Pie Oatmeal
Warm, generously seasoned apples meet an ultra creamy oatmeal and topped with delectable maple roasted pecans. Easy to make and even easier to eat!
- 3 cups milk skim, can subsitute with milk alternative
- 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal sometimes called quick oats
- 3 gala apples diced
- 3/4 cup chopped dates or sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
Making the Oatmeal
Place the diced apples, dates and seasonings into a sauce pan on medium heat with the lid on. Allow it to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After the apples are mostly cooked (you'll want to keep some of their texture), mix the oats and milk directly into the pan and cook on low for 5 minutes with the lid on. Stir frequently.
Top with pecans and it's ready to be served (or stored for later in the week)!
Making the Pecans
You can cook the pecans while the oatmeal is cooking to save time!
Place the butter in a frying pan on medium heat and allow it to melt.
Mix the pecans in the butter until they are well coated.
Pour the maple syrup into the pan and mix until the pecans are well toasted.
Continue to stir and cook for the next 3-5 minutes. As soon as you can smell the pecans, they are done. If you cook them longer the natural fats will burn.
Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 31.7gProtein: 6gFat: 10.8gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 345mgFiber: 4.4gSugar: 17.5gCalcium: 113mgIron: 1mg