This bowl of oatmeal screams fall, even if it doesn’t have cinnamon. I am allergic so we have to do without, but please add some (if you’re not allergic) to really kick it up a notch. I used Trader Joe’s vegan coconut milk so now I realize that this recipe is vegan. Score!
I love oatmeal topped with fruit and I had two apples that were about to go bad so I chopped them up and made the topping. I also love the contrast of something soft with something crunchy so I added some of my favorite granola on top.
Recipe serves 2-3.
1 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 1/2 cup Coconut milk (or your favorite milk)
4 tbsps. Organic cane sugar
Pinch of Salt
2 apples, cored and diced
1/4 cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup
Splash of water
1/4 cup granola (I use Trader Joe’s Pecan Praline Granola)
- In a large saucepan, mix milk and rolled oats. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently until oats absorb the liquid. This takes around 15-20 minutes but is worth it, makes the oats soft and delicious.
- Add the sugar and pinch of salt to the oatmeal, mix and reduce heat if done. If you feel it’s too thick, add a splash of milk. I’d rather add less at the beginning, then add more.
- In a separate non-stick skillet, add the chopped apples, splash of water and maple syrup. Cook on medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes until apples are soft and have absorbed the maple syrup. *If you wish, this would be where you add the cinnamon.
- Serve oatmeal topped with a sprinkle of granola and the maple apples on top.
What’s your favorite way to have oatmeal?
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