Friday, February 4, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This is one of our family's favorite storable breakfasts.  It is high in fiber and such a cinch to make.  We keep 3-4 of these mixes in the cupboard all winter long.  For those of you on a gluten-free diet, you'll have to search out the gluten free oats so you can add this to your food storage meal  plan options.

I combine the dry ingredients in a mix and store in a quart-size ziplock bag to speed up busy mornings.  Store the apples in a separate ziplock inside the other bag so you can drop them in the water when you first put it on the stove.

The dry apples soften as the water comes to a boil.

Gourmet oatmeal in under 10 minutes!  Our family likes it with a little milk added when serving.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

2 ½ cups water
½ cup chopped, dried apples
cup brown sugar, packed
Raisins or Craisins, if desired
1 tsp cinnamon
Chopped nuts, if desired
¼ tsp salt
2 cups regular oats

Combine the dried apples and any other fruit you may choose with the water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and add the remaining ingredients.  Cook for about 5 minutes until all the water is absorbed, stirring occasionally.  You can use 1 peeled and chopped apple in place of the dried apples.  You can also substitute other fruits such as peaches or berries.  It is always delicious! 

1 comment:

  1. Love it! It is so inspiring to have so many ideas at my fingertips. I get overwhelmed so quickly and keep starting and stopping. Thanks for keeping me going :-)