AuthorParkash BainsCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal — Using applesauce to naturally sweeten your oatmeal is a great way to stay away from added sugars. Homemade applesauce is one of the simplest things to make. It can be stored in the fridge and used in baking, smoothies, pancakes, oatmeal, porridge to name just a few.

Oatmeal is a wonderfully nutritious and satisfying way to start your day!

 ½ cup rolled oats
 1 cup almond milk (or low fat milk)
 ½ cup applesauce (see recipe below)
 Walnut pieces or other nuts, fruit and/or seeds for topping
APPLESAUCE
 4 4 large apples, peeled and chopped
 ½ cup water
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 ½ tsp almond extract (or vanilla)
 Pinch of salt

1

For applesauce place water, chopped apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a covered saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until apples are soft. Remove from heat and mash to desired consistency with a potato masher or hand held blender for a smoother texture.

2

OATMEAL Put everything in a pot on medium heat. Cover and cook until it starts bubbling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and cook until desired creaminess (3 - 5 minutes).

3

Garnish with your choice of toppings.

Ingredients

 ½ cup rolled oats
 1 cup almond milk (or low fat milk)
 ½ cup applesauce (see recipe below)
 Walnut pieces or other nuts, fruit and/or seeds for topping
APPLESAUCE
 4 4 large apples, peeled and chopped
 ½ cup water
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 ½ tsp almond extract (or vanilla)
 Pinch of salt

Directions

1

For applesauce place water, chopped apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a covered saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until apples are soft. Remove from heat and mash to desired consistency with a potato masher or hand held blender for a smoother texture.

2

OATMEAL Put everything in a pot on medium heat. Cover and cook until it starts bubbling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and cook until desired creaminess (3 - 5 minutes).

3

Garnish with your choice of toppings.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Applesauce