Saturday, December 18, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I'm home for the holidays, which means I have access to a kitchen again and am more than happy to be able to cook again.  Oatmeal is one of the most versatile dishes around, you can throw in whatever you like and end up with a hot, filling meal.  I needed something quick and healthy to eat today, so I made this oatmeal.  It has a great sweet and tart taste and can be made GF/CF and vegan.

Quick Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (if making gluten-free, use gf quick oats)
  • 1/4 of a medium apple, cored and diced (I used granny smith because it retains its texture the best)
  • Apple cider, enough to cover the oats and apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sweetener of your choice, to taste
Combine quick oats, apple, cinnamon and sweetener in a bowl.  Add enough apple cider to cover and mix well.  Microwave at high for one and a half minutes, then stir and finish microwaving for thirty seconds.

If you wish to use slow-cooking oats, prepare almost as above, but combine ingredients in a pan and cook on the stovetop instead of in a microwave, stirring slowly.  Cook until the oats are soft and very slightly chewy and the apples still have a little give to them.

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