Today I’m sharing a new healthy, easy recipe for a warm, hot breakfast. Oatmeal is one of my favorite meals to make any time of the year, but when it is snowy and the temperatures dip down low, it is an especially perfect choice. There are so many varieties out there (honey raisin, pumpkin, blueberry, the list goes on) but this is by far my favorite. The carmelized spiced apples are a great addition, and this keeps me full for hours.
This is also a great recipe to make for a crowd- double or triple the recipe for family that is visiting and a healthy, delicious recipe will be ready in minutes. You could also halve the recipe and microwave the oatmeal, if you’re short on time. All in all, this is just one of my favorite meals to make and I hope you enjoy it too!
Happy Holidays! What’s your favorite winter breakfast to make and share? Please leave in the comments below! 🙂
SERVES 2- 20 mins.
- 1 cup whole grain oats
- 2 cups whole, organic milk (see my post on this subject for why)
- 1 organic apple, chopped (preferably the honey crisp variety)
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ginger
- 1/4 tsp. cloves
- 1-2 tbs. pure maple syrup or honey (however much you like)
- 1 tbs. coconut oil (or grass fed butter)
In a small saucepan, add the coconut oil and maple syrup. Bring to a simmer on medium low heat, and then add in chopped apples and half of the spices. Cook for 5 minutes, or until apples have softened to your liking. Set aside, and add the milk and oats to a small pot. Bring to a light boil, and then turn to medium low, simmering for 10 minutes. Add in the rest of the spice, and pour into your favorite holiday bowl or mug. Top with the chopped apple mixture, and stir to combine. Optionally, top with sliced raw almonds, raw apples, and chia seeds or enjoy on its own. Share with friends, and bon appetit! 🙂