So here is a recipe I totally made up on the fly. I wanted some oatmeal for myself and the littles for breakfast, but we were all out of the instant kind. No mad dashes to the store for me. I looked in the cupboard to see what I had on hand to make my own oatmeal. This is what I came up with. I named it simply Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. Original I know :)
Here's what you need:
2 cups rolled oats
3 1/2 cups water
1 green apple
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
Peel your apple and dice it.
I added this to about 3 1/2 cups of water.
Bring to a boil. Let boil for about 5 minutes or so. Just until the apples are soft. Add your oats and the remaining ingredients. Simmer until oats are completely soft. About 5 minutes. Remove from heat. This is when I taste tested it. Mine needed some more brown sugar, so I added a tad more. It really just depends on how sweet you want your oatmeal. I also added flaxseed for a healthy boost! Serve steaming hot or top with a bit of milk. This cools it down for little mouths and is really good. Try it, you might like it.
So there you have it simple, homemade oatmeal.
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