One of my favorite parts of visiting family for the holidays is making something fun for breakfast. We work so hard on planning the fancy dinner, but a good start to the day is needed to get through all that cooking (or football, whatever suits your fancy).
I work at Bob’s which means everyone thinks that I’m the breakfast expert (and, really, we ARE the World Porridge Champions). Usually, I just hand my husband a bag of our High Fiber Pancake Mix and say “go” and he whips up the batter, flipping pancakes until everyone is full.
This recipe from our new cookbook might make a great alternative this year… wonder if he’d feel left out?
Apple Pie Oatmeal
Contributed by Jolleen Washburn
* 1 Apple, cored and sliced
* 1 Tbsp Butter
* 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
* 1 tsp Cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
* 1-1/2 cups Regular Rolled Oats (GF will work fine too!)
* 1-1/2 cups Water
* 1-1/2 cups Apple Juice
Combine the butter and sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until melted and blended. Add the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring, until the apples release their juices. Add the oats and cook for about 2 more minutes, until the juices are absorbed, stirring to prevent sticking. Add the apple juice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, until the oatmeal is thick and the apples are soft.
Let the cooked oatmeal rest, covered for 2 minutes. Serve hot with any combination of toasted nuts, fresh fruit, cream, extra cinnamon or brown sugar.
If that doesn’t suit your fancy, maybe one of these suggestions will: