Day 2 Apple Pie Oatmeal

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal (I prefer steel cut)
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 peach diced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp homemade caramel *
  • vanilla extract
  • 1 handful almonds (or as much as you want, it’s a garnish after all)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

* I’m starting to realize that since I make homemade almost everything, a lot of these recipes will be recipes within recipes. In this case, until I can make a post about it, here’s an amazing recipe for Homemade caramel. It’s so bad for you but it tastes so good so that’s why we use it sparingly in this recipe. 

How-To

  • Follow directions on your oatmeal container to get the best results, but don’t forget to salt the water before putting the oatmeal in. The salt only acts as a compliment to the sweet flavours we’ll be adding later For example, I use whole grain steel cut oats which take a little longer to cook because the grain is a little coarser so it takes about 30 minutes of simmering to get my oats to the consistency I like.
  • In a separate sauce pan mix 1/2 cup milk, the diced apple bits, vanilla extract, and spices. Set heat on medium-high and let boil. Put a lid on the saucepan to cook down apples for 3-5 minutes. It all depends on how soft or chewy you want your apples.
  • Turn heat off saucepan and stir in peaches.
  • Crush almonds by placing them in a zip lock baggy and finding the heaviest object to smash the bag with. Voila! Instant crushed almonds and stressor reliever all-in-one.
  • Take oatmeal off heat and plate it.
  • Spoon apple peach mixture on top.
  • Garnish with a sprinkling (or a heaping handful in my case. I love almonds too much!) of almonds.
  • And enjoy!

Enjoy! And let me know how this recipe goes for you if you try it out.

Peace : )

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