Fall is here! And with the crisp, cool breezes and bright colors come juicy crisp apples–including my favorite, the Honeycrisp!
Apple pies make several appearances with The Domestic Diva during the fall as do many other apple themed dishes and desserts. Apple pie is so American, why shouldn’t we start the American day with apple pie? The Diva decided to take a bowl of ordinary healthy oatmeal, and transform it into a bowl of apple pie!
Oh yes, your heard me correctly! What’s that you say? How unhealthy can I get? (Side note, I can get pretty unhealthy–think Belgian waffles layered with thick cut applewood bacon, soft scrambled eggs, and warm spiced maple syrup OR melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi in a Parmasean cream sauce, with buttery mushrooms, and crispy pork belly). First of all, I’m your Domestic Diva/cook/baker NOT your doctor. Point second, this apple pie oatmeal is actually pretty good for you! Don’t believe me? Check this out:
1/3 cup regular oats
1 cup milk (dairy, soy, or almond)
1/2 tbsp flax seeds (optional)
1 apple, cored, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks (now, apples in season will be best. Stay away from those dreadful red delicious apples at all cost! If they’re in season, Honeycrisp or Gala apples are pretty tasty in this!)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, a pinch of kosher salt, and a splash (1/2 tsp) vanilla extract
- Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat
- Once it begins to boil, reduce to simmer, stirring occasionally
- Cook until it thickens, about 10 minutes
- Serve in bowls and top with extra cinnamon, nutmeg, apple, and walnuts or pecans, if you’d like.
- Around this time is when I add some brown sugar and a dollop of fresh whipped cream and dig in!
Let me know what you think!!