4.29.2012

Just Another Meatless Monday Caramel Apple Oatmeal




Hey What's For Dinner




How to make oatmeal exciting. Yes I sit around, ok-go around, thinking about how to make oatmeal exciting. I have 25 pounds of it in my pantry so I have good reason to dream about oatmeal and how to use it up. I need a good granola recipe, anybody got one? Leave me a comment or a link I'd love to make a rip roaring batch of granola. Or TREE HA! Anyway, here's my latest rendition of morning oats. 

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

3 cups water
1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 pinches of salt
2 apples, cored
2 TBSP butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
dash of cinnamon 

bring the water to a boil in a medium pot of high heat
add a pinch of salt and the oats and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes until done
meanwhile melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat
chop the apples and add them to the butter
cook and stir for 2-3 minutes
add the sugar and the other pinch of salt
cook stirring occasionally until the apples are fork tender
add a dash of cinnamon, set aside until the oatmeal; is done
serve the oatmeal with the apples on the side or divide them evenly between the bowls of oats





This was met with absolute joy this morning, we had extra little boys over and there was excited murmuring as I was caramelizing the apples. I had to set some aside for my husband or they would have eaten all of it including the frying pan. 







Peace and Love--

 

8 comments:

  1. The oatmeal sounds wonderful! I might just make it this morning for breakfast, thanks!!

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  2. You had me at caramelised apples! What a wonderful way to serve oatmeal! Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe and for hosting :)

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  3. I think this would also make for a great dinner. I love oatmeal and apples, but even thought to serve them together. You have some great pictures and I'm sure I'll be coming back to post some of your recipes on my blog. http://www.miratelinc.com/blog/meatless-monday-with-sesame-szechuan-noodles/

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  4. Mmm, that really does look orgasmic! We love oatmeal around here but always looking for new ways to dress it up - this is definitely on the breakfast menu tomorrow :)

    I've continued my series on cooking dandelions this week, focusing on using the flower blossoms in 3 recipes, which I've linked to here. Enjoy!

    http://naturesnurtureblog.com/2012/04/28/cream-of-dandelion-soup/
    http://naturesnurtureblog.com/2012/04/28/coconut-dandelion-blossom-muffins/
    http://naturesnurtureblog.com/2012/04/26/dandelion-blossom-burgers/

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  5. I always have lots of oatmeal around, because I make lots of oatmeal cookies, bread, etc. My friend GMarie had a recipe for granola, but I'll be hanged if I can find it now! I did, however, find one from Pam at Sidewalk Shoes:

    http://www.sidewalkshoes.com/2008/01/fruit-and-nut-granola.html

    I haven't tried it, but Pam hasn't steered me wrong.

    How's your birch syrup coming?

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  6. Hello and thank you for hosting.

    This week I am sharing:

    - Raw Lemon Cookies (nut free, gluten free, grain free, vegan, raw, SCD)

    http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/04/raw-licious-lemon-cookies-scd-friendly.html

    Be Well,
    --Amber

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  7. I've shared a couple things this week, in honour of national raisin day ;p Gluten Free Sweet potato noodles and Chocolate Raisin-Date Spread and Bread. Thanks for hosting again!!

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