Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is a great breakfast for the fall season; after all, it is apple season. As the weather changes, so does the food that we eat. With the cooler weather comes heartier dishes like soups, stews, and porridges. Oatmeal is great any time of year, it’s nutritious, full of fiber and is a stick to your rib kind of meal. It gives you the energy you need to conquer the day.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is one way of enjoying seasonal fruits, and making what could be a boring breakfast, exciting. All you need are just a few ingredients to make this delicious dish. There are several types of oats and while you can use any for this recipe, old fashioned oats work best. This porridge is flavored with cinnamon, hints of clove and studded with tender pieces of apple. It is then topped with a splash of maple syrup and walnuts, which gives it a lovely crunch. This is fall in a bowl.
TYPES OF OATS
STEEL CUT OATS
Steel cut oats are whole, hulled oats that has a chewy texture. These oats are less processed than quick cooking oats or old-fashioned oats, so it has a bit more nutrients. It takes the longest to cook of the three. Steel cut oats can be used in this recipe, but this will lengthen the cooking time as these oats take about 30 minutes to cook.
OLD FASHIONED OR ROLLED OATS
Old fashioned or rolled oats is the most used oats and can be found in granola, overnight oats and is best for breakfast oatmeal. It is oats that’s been hulled, steam and rolled into flat flakes so it cooks faster than steel cut oats but still has a hearty texture. This recipe calls for old fashioned oats to be used.
QUICK COOK OATS
These oats have been steamed, dried, and rolled into thinner oats so it cooks quicker. This type of oatmeal can be easily made in the microwave and takes just 1 minute to cook. If using instant or quick cooking oats, the apple must be cooked first then once tender, the oat can be added.
Get the Recipe APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 4 whole cloves
- A pinch of salt
- 1 cup diced apple
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Crushed walnuts
- Maple syrup, optional
- In a pot, place oats, water, milk, cinnamon stick, cloves, pinch of salt and diced apple and stir together.
- Place pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes until the apple is tender but not mushy.
- Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. You can also sweeten with maple syrup or honey.
- Place into 2 bowl and top with crushed walnuts and a teaspoon of maple syrup.