I have been wanting to make this oatmeal since February. It is now May and for some reason I only just now got around to making it. I’m now kicking myself for taking so long to make it because it was just as good in execution as it was in my head.
It’s literally apple pie filling with oats. I mean can you really go wrong with that? No you can’t. I actually saw some infomercial on my TV before changing the channel and he was making a pie expect he literally dumped a huge can of apple pie filling and it looked so gross. I’m all for convinence when it comes to some things but it’s so easy to chop up a couple apples and toss them in a skillet with some butter and sugar.
It’s just like the packaged oatmeal. Sure it’s quick but it’s just so much better when you make the stuff fresh for yourself. Take a little extra time in the morning and make this for yourself.
To be honest, this would be perfect on a chilly morning, like say in February, but that’s no matter. It’s a great healthy breakfast that is perfect for any time of year. It’s packed with protein from the oats and it’s sweet without being overly so. It will keep you full and happy all day!
If you do try this or any other recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #modernlittlevictories on Instagram! I’d love to hear what you think and what you create in your kitchen.
Makes 2 Servings
3/4 cup steel cut oats, dry
1 1/2 cups water
2 Tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
2-3 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 green apples, diced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Additional toppings: pecans, nut butter
-Start your oats by bringing 1.5 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan. Once boiling add a pinch of salt, then your oats. Swirl to coat then cover and turn heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the oats are tender.
-In the meantime, prepare your apples. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil or butter. Once bubbling, add coconut sugar and stir. Then immediately add in pears, lemon juice and cinnamon and stir to coat. Cover to steam and soften the pears and cook for 10 or so minutes or until tender and golden brown. Once tender, remove the lid to allow them to caramelize a bit more. Remove from heat.
-Divide oats between two bowls and top with equal servings of apples. I also added a few pecans, which added a nice crunch and more protein.