Creatively Transforming Food

Apple Walnut Oatmeal

The remains of the 2018 blizzard, Winter Storm Grayson, have not faded away. It was 7 degrees below zero this morning with the wind chill factor and I’ve shifted my blogging location to the den upstairs since heat rises. I asked my hubby what he wanted for breakfast that would warm us up, His response was oatmeal. It’s not something I make regularly, but I certainly had the ingredients to pursue this request which sounded perfect! While reading some posts on Pinterest, I came across an idea which said it would change the way we would make oatmeal.

Melt butter in a microwave safe dish. Toss in the oatmeal to coat and toast. The toasting can be done in a small skillet, however, I chose to use my toaster oven. While stirring occasionally, allow it to acquire a toasted nutty aroma.

Core and slice a Granny Smith apple. I used my apple corer slicer, but sliced apple slices in half before  dicing them. I chose not to peel.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir.

Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir. Microwave an additional 2 minutes. Remove from the microwave and stir. At this point, it should appear thicker and creamier than at the 2 minute cook point.  Allow it to cool slightly before serving this luscious, warm bowl of Apple Walnut Oatmeal.

 

Apple Walnut Oatmeal

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Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 T. butter, melted
  • 1 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1¾ c. milk
  • ⅓ c chopped walnuts
  • 1 c. chopped Granny Smith apple
  • ½ t. cinnamon
  • 3 T. dark brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in microwave safe dish.
  2. Stir in the oatmeal.
  3. Toast in a toaster oven or on the stove in a small skillet until it acquires a toasty nutty aroma.Stir frequently.
  4. Core and dice thinly sliced apples.
  5. Add milk and other ingredients to the dish.
  6. MIcrowave for 2 minutes. Stir.
  7. Microwave an additional 2 minutes. It should appear thicker at this point.
  8. Cool slightly and serve.

 



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