In our middle aged quest to become healthier and reverse some of the effects of a misspent youth, we have re-discovered oatmeal. Not the instant kind, (of which I, personally have always been suspicious), but actual old-fashioned rolled oats, just like Mom used to make, but with a couple of twists. Filling and healthy, its a win win.
3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
pinch ground allspice
salt to taste
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
milk for serving
Combine the oatmeal, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, salt and water in a medium size saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to bubble away while you cut the apple into 1/2 inch dice. Add the apple and brown sugar and continue cooking until apples are slightly tender and oatmeal is fully cooked, about 5 minutes more.
Scoop into 2 bowls, sprinkle with additional cinnamon and sugar if you like and (what can I say some mornings extra sugar is needed to get me moving!). Serve with milk.