Friday, June 3, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

 This oatmeal is so delicious! I'll admit I like the instant oatmeal because it's quick and easy, but once I found out how much sodium those little packets have, I decided to start making it myself. My daughter who hates oatmeal LOVES this recipe and asks me to cook it for her almost every morning. It's so delicious and packed full of fiber and protein. I make mine with vanilla soy milk, but the original calls for almond milk. Also if you don't have pure maple syrup you can use honey. I've made it both ways, but the maple syrup is my favorite for sure!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Recipe from Jillian Michaels
4 servings

1 cup soy or almond milk
1 cup water
1 cup rolled steal cut oats
2 small apples, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
1/3 cup pecans, chopped

Combine milk, water and oats. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to low and cook and simmer about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile in a small saucepan combine apples with 1 Tbsp water, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp syrup or honey. Cook over medium until apples are soft and liquid is reduced to a syrup, 3-5 minutes. Stir in the pecans and cover to keep warm. Once oatmeal is done, stir apples and nuts mixture into the oatmeal and pour 2 tsp maple syrup or honey over. Stir to combine. Put in 4 bowls and drizzle the remaining 2 tsp over the top of each bowl.
*Leftovers- once refridgerated, add a splash of milk, microwave and stir

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