|Our kitty Zink was helping me read the Sunday morning newspaper.|
Apples and cinnamon! What a great combination! When I saw this recipe on SLO Veg's website, my mouth started watering. I woke up wanting some yummy oatmeal with apples and cinnnamon and raisins and brown sugar, so I got myself up, made it, and went back to bed to eat it! Then I read the Sunday morning paper, start to finish. Great start to a day.
Apple Harvest Oatmeal (Braeburn Apples)
Servings: 6 Level: Easy Cook Time: 5 Minutes Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 crisp apple, such as Braeburn or Crispin, cored and diced with skin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more to taste 3 cups water 2 cup quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup wheat germ 1/4 cup ground/milled or whole flax seed (or a combination of both) 1/4 cup chopped dried apples
1/4 cup toasted sliced almond
1/4 cup golden raisins 3/4 cup almond milkDirections: Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and the apple and cook until lightly brown and soft, 2 minutes. Add cinnamon and sugar and cook until dissolved. Add the water and bring to a boil. Add the oats, wheat germ, flax, dried apples and raisins. Stir constantly for 2 minutes until oats are cooked and dried fruit is slightly plumped. Divide into 4 bowls, sprinkle each bowl with more brown sugar, a drizzle of milk and a dried apple ring.
**I didn't have any dried apples for this recipe, but I did add some sliced toasted almonds.