Thursday, March 15, 2012

Apple Pie Oatmeal

I've been hearing for years how steel cut oats are supposed to be so much better for you than quick cook oats. But who has time in the morning for something that takes 25 minutes? Enter the brilliant idea to cook a big batch in advance and I'm in business! This recipe makes enough for 4 mornings (feel free to double it to share with your significant other) and reheats deliciously.

Apple Pie Oatmeal
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
2 apples, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces (I use golden delicious, but use whatever you'd like. Granny smith would probably be great!)
2 Tbsp maple syrup (or brown sugar)
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Put all of the ingredients in a big pot, bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 25 minutes. Cool and store in an air-tight container in the fridge for the next few days.

When it's time to eat, microwave 1/4 of the oatmeal for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

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