In spite of all the gorgeous flowers and greenery, it's still cool out, especially early in the morning. It's also a very busy time of year as the school year comes to a close with a grand finale of extracurricular activities and competitions!
Apple Pie oatmeal is a healthy breakfast treat when you want something special in the middle of a hectic week. This recipe is vegan and can be made with gluten free oats.
1 cup of 7 minute oats (steel cut or rolled oats depending on your preferred texture)
2 1/2 cups of water
Dash of salt
2-3 bananas (the riper, the sweeter!)
2 apples thinly sliced
1 tbsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp lemon juice (more for sweet apples, less for tart apples)
1 tbsp cinnamon
Optional: 1/4 tsp clove, nutmeg, ginger
1) Put sliced apples, water, and salt in sauce pan. Bring water to a boil on high heat, then turn down to simmer. Allow apples to simmer ~3-5 minutes.
2) Stir in oats & sliced bananas. Set timer for 7 minutes.
3) Add vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, and other spices as desired.
4) When the timer goes off, it's ready to serve!
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