This heavenly bowl of warming oatmeal is the perfect morning start for winter. Fruity, oaty, cinnamony and sweet with caramelly gooey dates. It takes me back to that good old comforting family dessert: apple pie. And now… you can have it for breakfast! This breakfast bowl is a nourishing and delicious start to any chilly morning.
Oatmeal is an essential for me. I’d say I have oats of some form (either soaked overnight or cooked that morning) at least 4 times a week. This means that I’m always after ways to spruce it up! Often I go all out on the toppings and have the oatmeal plain underneath, but this baby is made ready to eat… just spoon it into a bowl and dig in (I do like to top mine with some nuts, banana, or crunchy granola though!) The oatmeal itself is filled with fudgey dates, the sweet spice of cinnamon, a subtle crispness and freshness from the apple with all the energy from your trusty old wholesome oats.
And the best bit is: this simple breakfast only takes around 5 minutes! So instead of starting your day with sugary processed cereals, have a go at sprucing up some oatmeal… apple pie style! I have already been given some great feedback about this recipe and I’d love for everyone to see how simple it can be to create an interesting, delicious and nutritious breakfast with some staple ingredient
1 small apple, chopped into 1-2cm cubes
2 tsp maple syrup
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup water
2 soft medjool dates, pitted and chopped finely
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup rice milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- Place the apple pieces, maple syrup, cinnamon, water and dates in a small saucepan on medium heat.
- Bring to boil and cover for 3 mins or until apple is just soft.
- Add the oats and milk and cook uncovered, stirring on medium heat until thick or desired consistency (should take around 2 minutes).
- Top with walnuts, a little drizzle of maple syrup or some apple, banana and granola for a delicious breakfast bowl!
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