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Apple Pie Oatmeal

applepieoatmeal1I hope you are not tired of seeing breakfast recipes from me, yet. I LOVE breakfast foods in general, but oatmeal is one of my favorites. I could probably eat it every morning but my husband would quickly get tired of it.

I was making soup for dinner last week and thought that cooked apples would be perfect. It was a comfort meal to the max! Homemade chicken noodle soup and cooked apples.  I had some cooked apples leftover and thought how yummy they would be on oatmeal. Can you guess what I had for breakfast the next day? 

applepieoatmeal3I made my oatmeal as usual except I added some apple pie spice as well as the cooked apples. I recommend reserving some of the liquid the apples cook in to pour over the oatmeal.  

applepieoatmeal2This recipe is nothing fancy but I love oatmeal and I enjoy trying new flavor combinations. I know apples is nothing new in oatmeal but I was eager to try “cooked” apples in my oatmeal. It did not disappoint.

What flavor combinations or add-ins do you put in your oatmeal? I would love to try something new!

Apple Pie Oatmeal
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup old fashioned oats
  2. 1 1/2 cup water
  3. 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  4. 1 tsp. apple pie spice
  5. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  6. 2 tsp. honey
  7. 1 tbsp. butter
  8. 1/4 cup of cooked apples (more or less depending on your taste)
Instructions
  1. Place oats in a sauce pan and cover with water. Lightly stir the oats to cover them in water. Cook on med heat. Add brown sugar. Watch closely so the oats don't scorch. The cooking time is less than five min. Once the oats are cooked and most of liquid is absorbed I spoon the oats into a bowl and add the rest of the toppings.
Notes
  1. Only stir the oats a couple of times while cooking. The more you stir them the mushier they will be.
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Cooked Apples
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Ingredients
  1. 3 small apples
  2. Enough water to cover the apples
  3. 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  4. 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp. lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Cook all ingredients on low to medium heat. Stir often. Once apples are soft, reduce heat to low and allow them to low for an additional 5 min. Pour into serving bowls.
Notes
  1. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated. Cinnamon and sugar can be added or reduced to suit your taste.
Pics and Pastries http://www.picsandpastries.com/

Born and raised in Southern Illinois. My journey has brought me to Louisville, Ky where I live with my architect husband, Jason and our little dog, Fonzie. We enjoy exploring our city and eating good food. I am happy to be able to share great recipes with you and snap some photos along the way. I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring my blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

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