How about apple pie for breakfast—sort of?
An apple crumb pie has a streusel topping made with oats, brown sugar and butter.
The oatmeal recipe below is a close cousin, made with apples, apple pie spices…and oats, brown sugar and butter.
Alex Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, who developed the recipe for Fruits And Veggies More Matters, advises:
“To cut down on prep time for busy mornings, make a double or triple batch earlier in the week; then portion out in individual jars or containers. When you’re ready to eat, splash with a bit more milk and warm through, or enjoy it cold.”
We say: It’s good enough to have for dessert: as is, with sliced bananas, a dollop of sour cream or ice cream.
Ingredients For 2 Servings
1. HEAT the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the apple and cook for 3-4 minutes until just softened. If you prefer your apples softer, cook them a few minutes longer.
2. WHISK in the oats, cinnamon, ginger, almond milk, maple syrup and applesauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened and oats have cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
3. Stir in the vanilla extract, taste for sweetness (adding in more brown sugar maple syrup as desired), divide into two bowls and serve.
Brown sugar is a refined product: white sugar with some of the molasses added back in.
Maple syrup is a largely unrefined sweetener, made by boiling the sap of maple trees.
They have different flavor profiles, and different nutritional profiles. You can read more about it here.