Apple pie is one of my all-time favourite desserts. So when I tasted this oatmeal for the first time I was so happy I could enjoy a similar taste that has health benefits.
I played around with this recipe a few times before I got it right. Because I use pure maple syrup in this recipe, it took a couple of trial and error runs to get the sweetness to my liking.
This oatmeal is perfect for a chilly morning when you want some warm comfort.
I N G R E D I E N T S:
1 cup of rolled oats (I use gluten-free)
1.5 cups of unsweetened almond or cashew milk
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of nutmeg
1 tbsp of black whole chia seeds
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp of pure maple syrup
half an apple, peeled and chopped (I used honey-crisp)
other half of the apple, sliced
fresh lemon juice
maple cranberry granola (see my recipe here)
D I R E C T I O N S:
1. In a pot, heat the almond/cashew milk until it comes to a simmer.
2. Add in the oats and stir together with the chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, vanilla and chopped apple.
3. Let the oatmeal cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until the oatmeal is soft.
4. In a separate bowl, coat the sliced apple with lemon juice and cinnamon.
5. On a pan, place the coated sliced apples and let them brown.
6. Pour the oatmeal into a dish and add maple cranberry granola on top (for a crunch).
7. Place the warm sliced apples on top.
T I P S:
* Toppings for the oatmeal, if you are not using the maple cranberry granola, that I suggest are: walnuts, coconut flakes, coconut whipped cream or yogurt, other fruit, hemp hearts or more chia seeds.
Crunchy Apple Pie Oatmeal