Get your morning started with this healthy, dessert inspired Apple Crisp Steel-Cut Oatmeal! Ready to eat in less than 10 minutes and tastes just like warm apple crisp!
There was a definite change in the weather this past weekend and it finally felt like fall. We started last week with temperatures in the 90’s, but over the weekend it was in the 60’s. Yes, fall is finally here and that means I can start shamelessly bombarding you with all kinds of recipes using pumpkin, pears, winter squash and one of my favorites, apples. Did you know there are 7,500 varieties of apples grown around the world?! I think I know the names of about a dozen varieties. Since I love a good apple recipe, I knew I had to make this Apple Crisp Steel Cut Oatmeal. No joke you guys, it really does taste like apple crisp!
Believe it or not I hated oatmeal when I was a kid. At the time I probably couldn’t put into words why, other than the typical kid answer of “it’s gross!”. However, I’m pretty sure the reason was, no texture. The oatmeal I was eating was the instant, overly sweet packets that taste like mush. No crunch, just slimy oat powder. Luckily oatmeal has come a long way since then and instant oats are out and rolled or even better, steel-cut oats are in.
Steel cut oats are my oat of choice for oatmeal, but man do they take a long time to cook. Back when I was working in an office I’d always bring some oats to make oatmeal with for a mid-morning snack. I loved having them, but sometimes they could turn into a real mess. I can’t tell you how many times I added too much water to my bowl and it overflowed all over the microwave. Gone are those days thanks to the awesome Pacific Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal. Pacific Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal uses only simple ingredients, take 2 minutes to heat in the microwave and comes in a BPA-Free easy to open carton. Pacific’s steel cut oatmeal comes in 5 different flavors and I’ve been enjoying all of them.
When I made this Apple Crisp Steel Cut Oatmeal I had all of you who rush out the door in the morning and don’t have time to sit down and have breakfast before work. The apple part of the apple crisp steel cut oatmeal is super easy to prepare and you can do it the night before. Chop up half an apple and put it in the bowl or container you use to heat your oatmeal at work. Stir the apple together with cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla then cover it and keep it in the fridge. When it’s time for your breakfast at work all you have to do is cook the apples in the microwave for about a minute then pour in a box of the Pacific Organic Lightly Sweetened Steel Cut Oatmeal. Stir everything together and microwave for another 2 minutes. Top it with granola for that crunchy apple crisp topping. It’s a Super easy, filling and healthy breakfast that you can eat at your desk, plus you’ll make all your co-workers jealous!
- 1/2 of an apple, diced
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 box Pacific Organic Lightly Sweetened Steel-Cut Oatmeal
- Granola and chopped pecans for topping the oatmeal
- Place the diced apple, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl, stir together and cover until ready to use.
- Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute stirring once.
- Pour in the steel-cut oatmeal and stir everything together.
- Microwave for 2 minutes or until warm.
- Top with granola and chopped pecans then eat.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3
Thanks to Pacific Foods for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own.
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