Friday, January 18, 2013
Easy Method for Adding Cooked Apples to Instant Oatmeal
I know, another oatmeal post. Can you tell I like oatmeal? Sorry for all of you non-oatmeal eaters. It's hard for me to understand how anyone wouldn't like it, but we can still be friends. (I love you, Mom!)
Have you tried Flax Seed and Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal yet? It is a staple in my home and such a time saver, especially during the school year. I love oatmeal and this is a healthy, convenient way for my family to get it on a busy morning. My instant oatmeal recipe is either made in a ceramic bowl or a closed travel container so the oats can cook. When I am subbing, it is so quick to take oatmeal in a travel container and the oatmeal is perfectly cooked when I arrive. Much quicker than cold cereal, not to mention healthier and tastier in my opinion.
You know I like cooked apples in my oatmeal. I have shared with you how I like apple pie oatmeal and quick method steel cut oats with apples. Well, I decided to try adding apples to my instant oatmeal and it turned out great! You will have the added step of peeling and cutting up an apple so on extra busy mornings that doesn't happen in my house. But when I have the time, it's a real treat to have the addition of tender apples in my oatmeal.
I added this idea to my Flax Seed and Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal recipe post under Updated Notes to make it easy to find, but wanted to share it here so that you don't miss it.
Easy Method for Adding Apples to Instant Oatmeal
Peel and cut up your favorite kind of apple into small chunks. The smaller you cut your apple, the more tender they will be. Add prepared apple to your water and boil together in the microwave. Boil the water and apples an additional 30 seconds once boiling (longer if you like really soft apples). In my microwave that is 2 1/2 minutes. I usually add a half of an apple for one serving. Finish preparing the oatmeal as you would normally. Pears or any firm fruit needing to be softened would also work well with this method.
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