Delicious Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Recipe
Delicious oatmeal with apples.
This is a great tasting and easy to make breakfast. For each person (serving) you will want 1/2 cup of oats, 1 cup of water, and one apple. You also need a pan that is large enough for the number of servings that you plan to make. Be sure to use a pan that is big enough, because the oats tend to bubble up when you add them to the boiling water. But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. First things first, take the pan and pour the water into it, then place it onto the stove on high heat. Now, you have some time in which to cut up the apple before the water boils. Core the apple, then cut it into quarters, remove any brown spots. Then take one of the quarters, cut it into three equal pieces lengthwise, then cut those pieces in the other direction several times. Repeat this with the other three quarters. This will give you small tasty bits of apple. Add these bits of apple to the water, they will cool off the water a little, and this gives you some time to measure out the oats before the water boils again. Once the water's boiling, turn off the heat, add the oats; and stir everything in the pan together, briskly, for about 10 seconds. Leave the lid off the pan for a minute or two, as the water will still be boiling a little, and if you put on the lid too soon the oats will bubble up against it, force the lid up slightly, and then oats will drip down the sides of the pan. You don't want that. So, after a couple of minutes, put the lid on the pan. Set a timer for 8 minutes. You turned the heat off when you added the oats; and there is still plenty of heat from the recently boiled water, and the hot stove element (it's still hot even though you just turned it off) so that the oats and the apple will cook nicely. They are delicious to eat this way.
One of the beauties of this recipe, is that it lends itself to all sorts of tasty additions. Once it gets to the table, it is still quite hot. So, adding things to it now is nice, because it cools it off so that it can be eaten right away. I like to add about a tablespoon sunflower seeds, a tablespoon of raisins, about a teaspoon of ginger, a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon, a teaspoon of ground kelp and sometimes blueberries or cherries. Just think of the oats and apples as a base and just add anything that you would like to it.
Beneficial properties of this breakfast.
Oats are slightly warming to the body, provide nutritional iron and fiber, and are calming to the psyche; they are linked to a healthy heart. Apples provide a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Ginger is a circulatory aid, and kelp can help to detoxify the body. If you use blueberries, they also have good nutrition - esp. Vitamin C, K and manganese; and may help to improve vision. Cherries are a good source of natural melatonin and vitamin C. Because the base is so tasty, it is easy to add a lot of different foods and spices to it that can benefit your constitution.
The cheapest way to get oats is by buying them in bulk. I find that almost any kind of apple is good in this dish. Apples that you might traditionally like raw, such as McIntosh apples, don't get cooked too much. Apples that you might usually cook, like Golden Delicious apples, get cooked enough so that they are tasty. It really is a happy medium. I also get the spices and other foods that I mentioned in bulk. They're cheaper, and just as good. It's also nice to add things on the table, because that way different people can add different things according to their taste. I hope you've enjoyed reading about oats and apples. We eat them every morning and it's delicious!
Some of my other vegan recipes
Steamed kale and summer squash with rice wine vinegar
Healthy vegetable soup recipe; easy and delicious
Fried tempeh with green peppers
If you haven't tried tempeh yet, then this is a great starter recipe for you. Tempeh is made from fermented soy beans. The texture is dense and chewy; and the nutrition from tempeh is easier to for us to assimilate than tofu.
How to make homemade vegan pizza
How to make great granola