Apple Oatmeal


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.


Apple Oatmeal

serves 2

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

1 apple

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.


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