It’s winter here in southern Australia, which means warm comforting breakfasts and cute Christmasy cups. However, it’s summer on the other half of the planet where everyone actually lives. So if you want a colder breakfast you could do this as overnight oats I’m sure. Just let it cool and put it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight after it’s done.
Alright I want to say sorry for the pictures. They’re not the best but hey I’m new and I’m trying so that’s my excuse.
I hate finding a recipe through a blog because they always write too much and I always get too into it and spend too much time reading it, so I’m just going to skip that and take you step by step. There’s also going to be a normal recipe, don’t worry. Don’t forget to excuse the pictures.
First things first, an apple. Take half of a normal sized apple, or a whole small one. Or just however much you want but I like mine really apple-y so I use too much. Chop it up. Leave a few chunks to garnish in the end so it’s very pretty 🙂
Throw your apples, milk, and salt in a small pot and let it heat up on medium/high heat OR if you’re a bit impatient like me, blast the flames at the highest heat possible. The apples will still be raw, but it’ll be okay in the end. While that’s going on, measure out your oats. When the milk looks a little angry and has got a bit of a temper but it’s not boiling yet, toss everything else in.
Stir it, wait a few minutes, dump it in a bowl. That’s it. As you can tell it got a bit steamy in here. It’s hard to take pictures and wipe the lens while trying to prevent your food from burning. Especially when the heat is on 10 hehe, oops.
My boyfriend always does a huge dramatic whiff and then goes “Mmmm” like he’s auditioning for a cheesy over the top commercial. Every time I’ve made these oats he does this, and even watches me and my bowl the whole way as I walk over to sit with him. He’s said twice now that it makes him want cinnamon buns. Maybe I’ll make some 😉
Now comes the actual recipe. I don’t add any sugar to mine so if you want yours reminiscent of the kind you get from a little bag, add a big spoonful of maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar.You could also add peanut butter. Ooo you could make this into a peanut butter, banana and cinnamon oats. Oh no. I might have to have elevensies.
- 165 ml (2/3 cup) your choice of milk, I just use plain old skim
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 of a medium apple, chopped
- 40 g (1/4 cup) quick oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon or mixed spices
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- opitonal – 2 tsp maple syrup, brown sugar or honey
Put milk, salt and apples (reserve a handful of apples for garnish) in small pot on medium heat. Don’t let the milk boil. Let the apples soften until they reach your desired texture. At this point I end up eating half the apples from “just testing”. Add the oats, spices, vanilla, and optional sugar and stir. Let thicken for a few minutes then transfer to a bowl. Garnish with your handful of reserved apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon. You could add any toppings you want too – peanut butter, jelly, yogurt, etc. ENJOY!
Nutritional info: 1 serve without sugar = 253 calories; 11 g protein; 41 g carbohydrates : 5 g fiber, 18 g sugar; 3 g fat.
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