I had 10 green apples sitting on my dining room table for the past month and finally decided to stew them into a lovely Christmas-y oatmeal topping. I’m a massive fan of oatmeal for breakfast because it’s so quick to make, it’s nutritious, and is so versatile. You can literally have your oatmeal however you like. I personally like to have oatmeal with some sweet fruit such as bananas or in this case stewed apples.
1 green apple
1 knob of butter (or oil)
Dash of cinnamon
1 tbsp of brown sugar
½ cup oatmeal
1 cup liquid (milk, non-diary milk or water or a combination of all)
Pinch of salt
Handful of nuts
Peel and dice the apples into little cubes.
Melt the knob of butter in a saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add diced apples into the pan.
Cook the apples for 2 mins until browned. Add cinnamon, sugar and 3 tbsp of water. Leave to simmer.
Continue adding water every time the water evaporates. Simmer for 10 minutes total.
To cook the oatmeal, add 1 cup of liquid and salt in another saucepan and heat on medium heat.
Once steaming, add ½ of oatmeal and simmer for 5 minutes or until desired texture.
Serve the stewed apples on top of the oatmeal. Add nuts and maple syrup if desired.
Nutritional Value of Oatmeal
High in fibre = good for poop
High glycemic index = does not spike blood sugar
Medium level of protein per serving (5g per ½ cup of oatmeal)
Adding nuts to this meal would add some healthy fats and further increase the protein content.
Contains minerals and vitamins such as manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamin B1 and 5, making oatmeal super nutritious!