Autumn is one of the best seasons because even though it is a bit chillier than summer the leaves change color creating beautiful scenery. That autumn feeling is in the air that can't be described in words but it's just great. And then there is all the wonderful autumn foods including but not limited to your Thanksgiving feast. Apples are a big part of autumn; from apple picking, to apple eating, to baking with apples in the perfect baking weather!
Today I present you with a delicious oatmeal photo series (and recipe) featuring the Apple.
Below you will find photos of my Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal which is pretty easy and quick to make and tastes great. The perfect recipe for an Autumn weekend brunch, while the color changing leaves fall around you.
1 medium Apple (which ever kind you prefer)
1 tsp of cinnamon
2 tsp of sugar
1/2 cup Oats (Quaker Oats)
1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1/8 cup chopped and toasted walnuts
First, slice and peel your apple. I used an apple slicer to get my 8 slices and then cut them all in half (or thirds) to make smaller cubes.
Also, place chopped walnuts in a pan or in the oven to toast them while your oatmeal is cooking.
Second, put 2/3 of your apple cubes in your pot and sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar, stirring the apples around to make sure all the pieces are coated well (it can be the same one you cook your oats in later). Cook the coated apples on stove until they soften a bit (a few minutes at medium-high heat).
Third, remove apples from pot (you can put them in the pan with walnuts to keep them warm/cooking if you'd like or just transfer them to a bowl).
Fourth, put oats and coconut milk and a dash of cinnamon in the pot, cover, and bring to a boil. Once boiling turn down heat to 3 and uncover. Add about half of your apple pieces. Stir occasionally until the oatmeal is at the consistency you prefer.
Fifth, serve oatmeal into your bowl, top with remaining apple pieces and your toasted walnuts. Sprinkle a bit of sugar on top and enjoy!