Shredded Apple Oats

I like oats, but for me, they’re nothing to get all obsessed over. Sure, they’re healthy. Sure, they’re good. But I can’t sing their praises to no end like many bloggers. But sometimes, when things are paired with the most perfect additions, they’re incredible. Like oats…and shredded apple.

There’s something about texture changes in meals that I just love. Breakfast being no exception. These are quick, and easy…cheap, and delicious. And if you’re feeding just one at breakfast, they reheat beautifully on day #2.

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Shredded Apple Oats from Get Healthy with Heather

2 cups liquid (I used 1 cup water + 1 cup vanilla coconut milk)
1 cup rolled oats
6 drops vanilla liquid stevia (or calorie-free sweetener of choice)
pinch of sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 apple (skin left on), grated
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans

Directions:

Combine oats, water, milk/milk substitute, stevia, salt, and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium heat.

Allow to cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the oats have thickened to your liking divide into 2 bowls, or mugs. Add 1/2 the apple and 2 tablespoons of walnuts to each serving. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 320 calories; 14 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 243 mg. sodium; 46 g. carbohydrate; 8 g. fiber; 8 g. protein

Result: It’s amazing what a change in texture can do…these were wonderful! The shredded apple, silky oats, and crunch of the walnuts made for the perfect healthy & filling breakfast! Quick, too! Enjoy!

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I took the night “off” last night (didn’t even unload the dishwasher!) and we went out for 30% off sushi. Delicccious! I love going out for sushi because it’s one thing that scares me to DEATH to attempt at home. And besides, I feel confident in saying that even with tons of practice, I wouldn’t be able to create the masterpiece that is sushi.

Tonight I am getting pampered at the salon. I don’t go all that often, so I’m very excited 🙂 Work has been insane lately, so I need that bit of “me” time! And these eyebrows…eek! I know “bushy” brows are in, but these things are just…wrong!

Question: What ONE ingredient do your oats require?

Happy day,

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18 Comments

  1. June 23, 2011 / 8:02 am

    Mmm I love anything apply and warm. This looks delicious! Enjoy your pampering 🙂

  2. June 23, 2011 / 8:10 am

    I’m not a HUGE oats person either…maybe I need to try these!

    Have fun getting pampered at the salon! Jealous!

  3. June 23, 2011 / 8:27 am

    I have to use milk in my oatmeal. I like the consistency of them better that way. And cereal on top- for the “crunch”.

    I’m a texture snob. :p

  4. June 23, 2011 / 8:30 am

    I love oats with Greek yogurt and walnuts. Eat them almost every day. Boring. I know. Your oats sound great. I love adding “new” textures to my usual foods. I will be experimenting! 🙂

    Enjoy getting pampered!!!

  5. June 23, 2011 / 8:34 am

    Either yogurt or cocoa, I’m obsessed with both in my oatmeal!

  6. Liz
    June 23, 2011 / 8:45 am

    Shredded apple sounds heavenly! I like a splash of milk in my oats no matter what else I put in them. Growing up we put brown sugar on our oatmeal and it’s still one of my favorite toppings (in moderation of course). Lately I’ve been on a coconut kick which I discovered trying to use up leftover reduced fat coconut (from making your delicious macaroons).

  7. June 23, 2011 / 8:58 am

    Wow! These oats look fabulous! Apple is one of my favorite oatmeal toppings!

  8. June 23, 2011 / 10:02 am

    this looks good. Not a huge oat fan. I like them alright, and seem to eat them in spurts. I guess my favorite way is just plopping some fresh blueberries in the bowl before nuking them…the blueberries sort of pop open and explode their goodness in the mix.

    Thanks for linking up those incredible salad recipes on the blog hop!

    Have good “ME” day! 🙂 ( ps…this might be premature, but I don’t think there is a chance of any rain in todays forecast! ) lol

  9. June 23, 2011 / 10:15 am

    These oats look so good…I bet they tasted like apple pie — yum! Hope you have a wonderful time at the salon tonight!

  10. June 23, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    Yum! These sound SOOO good. Is it just me, or is apple always better when its shredded?

  11. June 23, 2011 / 1:10 pm

    Yum! These look great!
    Hope you enjoy your evening of pampering. You need “me” time once and a while.
    My oats need pb! I love it!

  12. June 23, 2011 / 2:11 pm

    I’ve only ever had apples in oats when I made muesli and I really like the taste. I haven’t been making muesli much lately…I should get back on that.

  13. June 23, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    I love the idea of using vanilla coconut milk for some of the liquid in the oats – kinda like using chicken broth with rice!

    Hooray for taking the night off! 😀

  14. June 23, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    My oats require mashed banana for added sweetness! Have fun getting pampered! Totally jealous!

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