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.
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
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![/print_this]
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?